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Keep Blades Sharp
Sap, glue and resins can gum up circ saw blades in a hurry. Cleaning and a semi-regular sharpening can help your blade last a lot longer because a clean blade does not heat up as much. Plus, a clean blade is more accurate and makes better cuts. Avoid oven cleaner and other harsh chemicals can destroy teflon and other fiction-reducing coatings. Liquid laundry detergent is on effective and inexpensive option, or you could use a product that has been specifically designed to clean blades, like Saw-Kleen from D.W. Davies.
Submitted by Jeff Kirk (@canadian_trimkat)