Several accessories from Forrest Manufacturing are meant to help you keep your expensive saw blades in tiptop condition. The company offers a complete blade cleaning kit ($23 plus shipping), which includes one gallon of ammonia-based Blade Kleen cleaner, a brass scrub brush and pump-spray bottle. Blade Kleen is the same industrial-strength cleaner Forrest uses in-house to clean blades. Just the gallon jug of Blade Kleen is $16 plus shipping.
Forrest also offers a citrus-based aerosol blade cleaner called Peels Plus. It sells for $7.95 and provides a nontoxic alternative for removing pitch, sawdust and gum deposits.
Once your blades are clean, you could consider storing them in a Forrest Blade Runner® high-impact plastic carrying case ($21). It can accommodate up to ten 10” blades and holds them in place with a threaded steel arbor and two wing nuts. The case features a circular sheath that prevents accidental contact with the teeth. A self-supporting base and carry handle add convenience.
To learn more about these products, call Forrest Manufacturing at 800-733-7111 or contact them through their website at www.forrestblades.com.