Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Echo'ing above......yeah it has happened here(sap/funk buildup on tooling),but the reasons have been pretty obvious.Cheap tooling and or dull,improper tooth geometry,yada.yada.
IF....and only you can decide,you want to try a lubricant.Pam cooking spray is recommended by some band mill guys for cutting green woods.And don't use it like my wife,drowning the brownie pan(blade)to the point of it running on my beautiful(hand-planed)kitchen floor.........just a small amt.
The time or two?.....I've lubed a resaw blade,sprayed the "stuff" on a rag and then LIGHTLY wiped the blade(machine is OFF).Did it work....yeah,kinda.We don't do enough green or sappy wood where a true comparo could be quantified.Will we do it in the future.....probably.Since I stole(rescued) the Pam from the kitchen,it lives under lock and key in the BS tooling cabinet.
*From the ,more than you want to know side of it......I've always looked at the "paint" on cheap tooling(shaper,router)with a strange bit of intrepidation.Think price point.....it's fairly "gloppy",and can get sticky if the tooling gets hot,which can't be helpful?.Generally,high dollar tooling dosen't have the goop on there?Back to the wifes brownies?
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.
Last edited by BWSmith; 04-22-2015 at 06:27 AM.