You obviously try to learn all types of woodcutting if you are a wood or DIY worker in order to become an expert or professional. But, do you know how to remove rust from a saw blade in a professional way? It is very important to maintain your cutting quality with blade sharpness. Because a perfectly sharp blade provides accurate cutting.
Rust is harmful for your saw and it’s also annoying for a DIY or woodworker. If you have an old saw blade that is not used for many days then you should not use the blade without cleaning the rust.
Besides, the saw blade you are using currently can also be affected by rust if misused. You must remove the rust before using a new or old blade. Otherwise, the blade will not rotate as it is supposed to and it can be bad for your saw & workpiece.
But, if the rusted blade is not useful and its teeth have decayed then you should not clean the blade as it won’t work. So don’t waste time…
You do not need to apply different method for different saws. The technic of restoring rust is same for all saw blades whether it is table, miter, circular, hack, band, scroll saw. Moreover, you can even remove the iron rust from the other part of your saw using these methods below.
Just a reminder, it is very essential to wear a safety gloves before start cleaning the saw blade. Because a blade is the most dangerous part of a saw that can cut your body parts brutally!
- 1 How to Remove Rust from a Saw Blade
- 1.1 How Can I Remove Iron Rust from Saw Blades With Coca Cola?
- 1.2 How Can I Remove Rust from Saw Blades with Salt & Lemon
- 1.3 How Does Vinegar Remove Rust Form A Saw Blade?
- 1.4 How Does Baking Soda Perform to Remove Rust from Saw Blade?
- 1.5 How to Remove Rust from a Saw Blade with Sand Paper
- 1.6 How Will You Remove Saw Blade’s Rust with Oxalic Acid?
- 1.7 How to Restore the Iron Rust from Saw Blades With WD-40
- 1.8 How to Remove Rust from Saw Blade or Metal with Rust Removing Gel
- 1.9 Use Bleaching Powder to Remove Rust
- 2 A Speech from Us
How to Remove Rust from a Saw Blade
There are many formulas of removing the rust from metal and saw blades. But, we selected 9 most popular and effective ways to do so for your convenience.
Keep in the mind, we are sharing 9 tips and tricks so that you can do it with or without spending money. They are:-
- Using Coca Cola
- With Lemon and salt
- Baking soda
- Sand paper
- Oxalic acid
- Rust removing Gel
- Bleaching powder
How Can I Remove Iron Rust from Saw Blades With Coca Cola?
This is one of the easiest homemade way that I like most. If your saw blade has relatively low rust then you can use Coca Cola. But, it is not ideal thinking to use Coca Cola for excessive rusting.
First of all, wash your rusted blade with water and clean the water with a cloth. Now, take something like a pot so that the blade can be placed in the pot or container.
Now pour the Coca Cola in it. And, dip the blade into the Coca Cola and wait 30 minutes…
Take the blade after 30 minutes and wipe the blade with a soft cloth. Try to wipe with a little pressure.
Now the blade is ready for work….
How Can I Remove Rust from Saw Blades with Salt & Lemon
Removing rust with lemon and salt is another interesting way for removing lite rust. First of all, you have to mix the salt and lemon liquid in a bowl or pot. And, make a paste.
Now, apply the paste on the blade with a brush or your hands. Apply it well so that it can reach the small and tight corners of the teeth.
Wait for 30 minutes after pasting and remove the paste with a sponge or soft cloth after half an hour.
How Does Vinegar Remove Rust Form A Saw Blade?
Vinegar can clean a high-rusty blade but also you can use vinegar for the lite-rusty blades. If your blade is not much rusty then you should not spend money to buy white vinegar. But, this method is ideal for an old blade or a high-rusty blade.
First, you have to soak the blade into the vinegar and wait 12 hours.
Bring the blade from the vinegar after the specified time and rub it well with a metal or steel wool brush. You should rub perfectly minimum of 10 minutes.
Then, you will notice your blade is clean…
But, there are many other ways to remove rust from the old or excessive rusty blades. If you don’t have the capability to follow and afford other technics then you can use vinegar.
If you are thinking to know other systems then you really should continue…
How Does Baking Soda Perform to Remove Rust from Saw Blade?
Actually, you have to make a baking soda paste to mix baking powder and baking soda. Also, you have to mix some water with this paste. When done, you can apply it to your heavy-rusty blade.
Don’t ever forget to wear a hand glove for making a baking paste.
It will be better to use a toothbrush or soft color brush to cover the blade with baking paste. In the meantime, you have to wait an hour.
Now, it is necessary to rub with a steel brush. But, the steel brush can damage the sharp area of the blade’s teeth. So, do it very carefully.
Again, wash the blade with water and make it dry. IT’S COMPLETED…
How to Remove Rust from a Saw Blade with Sand Paper
Sandpaper is very useful for removing rust from any type of metal. You can use only sandpaper if your saw blade is not so rusty. Suppose, your current blade is starting to catch rust and it can be cleaned with a little afford, then you can remove the rust by using only sandpaper.
You just need to take your blade on your hand and rub carefully. It is enough!
But, you cannot remove high-rust with only sandpaper.
Furthermore, the sandpaper can also damage your blade’s teeth sharpness like a steel. So, you have to use sandpaper very carefully.
The role of sandpaper is not limited here. The sandpaper is needed in other ways like WD-40, gelling, and others. Read along, you’ll find them all here.
How Will You Remove Saw Blade’s Rust with Oxalic Acid?
Oxalic acid is very dangerous for you. If you remove the rust perfectly and make your blade 100% clean but also it can hamper you if you are being careless. For example you cannot smoke when you are using Oxalic acid.
Moreover, you have to use a high protection rubber glove for this work. Also, you should use a face mask and eye protection glass.
Now you have to mix almost 250ml hot water with 23ml Oxalic acid. Dip your blade in water mixed with oxalic acid and keep it for a maximum of 20 minutes.
After that you have to wipe the blade with a cloth. Generally, all the rust is gone in this way. Sometimes, some may remain. If that happens, just take a steel brash and rub the rust effected part. You can also use sandpaper.That’s it.
How to Restore the Iron Rust from Saw Blades With WD-40
WD- 40 spray is used for professional work like a contraction, workshop, and company, etc…
If you are not a professional saw user you should not use WD-40. Anyway, it is not bad to achieve knowledge about how to remove rust with WD-40.
Moreover, you should not use this spray if your saw blade is not high-rusty. And, WD-40 is the best way to remove rust from old or heavy-rusty metal including any type of blade.
Spray lightly on the rust and wait 30 minutes. At this time keep the blade in the sun so that the liquid can dry.
And you have to rub with a sandpaper or steel brush after this 30 minutes. Then wash the blade with water and remove the water with a cloth. But, the heavy-rusty blade will not be fully free from the rust.
What will you do then?
You have to spray and wait for another half an hour. Then, repeat the above process…
You have to continue this process 2-3 times. Then, your saw blade will be 100% rust-free…
How to Remove Rust from Saw Blade or Metal with Rust Removing Gel
It is also an easy but expensive way to remove rust from saw blades. Gel using is very easy like WD-40. You just need to cover all the rusty areas with the gel and wait for 1 hour. The gel will solidify after an hour.
You need to use a strong steel brush and sandpaper to rub tightly. Also, it is needed to wash with water after rubbing just like the WD-40 method.
If the solid rust will not remove fully with one time using the gel, then you should apply this process again. The iron will be removed fully after 2-3 times using the gel like previous method.
Use Bleaching Powder to Remove Rust
The bleaching powder is another homemade and easy way to remove iron rust from your saw blade that is not so suitable way for the professional workshops or heavy-rusty metal.
First of all, you have to mix the bleaching powder with water and your saw blade should be covered by its paste.
In this case, you have to wait for 2 hours. After 2 hours you have to rub the blade with a steel brush. Don’t use sandpaper this time.
You continue this for 1-2 times so that your blade’s rust will be removed 100% and the blade will be ready for wood cutting.
A Speech from Us
Everything carry some kind of chemicals or acids whatever we use for removing the rust. The blade’s sharpness can be lost because of the chemicals or acids. So, you should make it sharp again after removing the rust.
Oh the other hand, you have to use carefully the sandpaper and solid steel brush so that the blade teeth will not be damaged.
Suppose, you are removing rust from your table saw blade with one of our 9 methods. You need to use some equipment like cloth, sandpaper, steel brush and others. In this case, your table saw blade teeth can be damaged and you have to buy another table saw blade for your cutting ripping work.
You may have the capacity to buy another blade but your time and hard work will be failed if your blade’s teeth will get damage.
Besides, I mentioned you to use safety gloves in this job. Otherwise, the acid and chemicals can hamper your hands.