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Re: remove paint?

Postby PATCsawyer » June 28th, 2014, 5:09 pm

I had a guy bring me a "family heirloom" saw that was thickly painted and had paint set into the pitted areas. After roughing up the painted surface with some medium sandpaper, I stuck it in the tank for a little overnight electricity. This morning, the paint was loosened and came off easily with wet sanding, so next time I'll skip the dry pre-sanding. The blade was much cleaner than it first appeared and revealed a nice Atkins etch. A saw reborn.
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Re: remove paint?

Postby chancwj » February 28th, 2017, 2:07 pm

I just leave the paint on my saws. Too lazy to remove it. As long as your cutters have decent set the paint doesn't seem to affect saw performance.

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Re: remove paint?

Postby Jim_Thode » March 1st, 2017, 2:23 pm

chancwj wrote:I just leave the paint on my saws. Too lazy to remove it. As long as your cutters have decent set the paint doesn't seem to affect saw performance.

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Cool! That has to be the prettiest saw I've seen. If a sawyer took that to a backwoods work site they would undoubtedly be the talk of the woods for years to come.

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