Keeping your saw blade in good condition will save you a lot of money over time. Maintaining your saw blade is also important to keep it working properly. Here are a few ways you can easily maintain your saw blades.
Tip #1 - Reverse the Blades
On some types of saw blades (like a diamond blade), you should reverse the blade occasionally. This will ensure even wear across the blade. Over time glazing can occur over the surface of the blade. You can clean the glaze by cutting in to a soft abrasive material. This will act as an exfoliate and will usually clear away any glazing that has occurred.
Tip # 2 - Keep the Blade Lubricated
Many saw blades require a lubricant to help cool the blade as well as allow for smoother action. Make sure you have the right kind of lubricant for the blade you are working with, and use plenty of it. Any expert at a hardware supply store can help you find the right lubricant for your blades.
Tip #3 - Always Use the Right Blade
If you are using a blade that is to harsh for the material you are cutting, you can damage the blade. Using a blade that isn’t strong enough to handle the material being sawed can cause a lot of damage to both the blade and your project. For longer life of your blades make sure you are using the correct one at all times.
With a little foresight and some basic maintenance, you can get a lot more life out of your saw blades.