20 Dec MicroJig Saw Blade and Router Bit Cleaning System
MIicroJig’s new BladeClean™ system ($99.95) tackles an essential function in the shop – cleaning saw blades and router bits – and makes it fast and easy with an all-in-one system. Woodworkers pour their favorite cleaning solution into the saw blade or router bit cleaning well, which has a magnetic handle that sticks to blades from 7 ¼” up to 12 inches in diameter. Concentrated laundry detergent works well for cleaning blades, and there are several solutions available from company’s such as Peachtree, Rockler and Lee Valley.
In the MicroJig system, router bits are stored in special holders designed for ¼-inch, ½-inch, 6-millimeter, 8-milimeter and 12-millimeter bit shanks. The tools can then soak to loosen dirt and buildup. An industrial grade aluminum oxide pad cleans all the teeth on each side of a saw blade in a single motion, by simply rotating the blade with the included magnetic handle. This cuts the once painstaking task of cleaning saw blades down to mere seconds. The system also includes a wire brush, as well as aluminum oxide cleaning discs that can be used on a rotary tool to clean router bits, chisels, small hand tools or even old hardware.
The system supports MicroJig’s mission of safety, because cleaner blades and bits make better and safer cuts. It also means less sharpening and maintenance for longer tool life. The company has helped woodworkers work safer and smarter since 2001. It was founded by hobbyist Henry Wang in his Florida garage when, while building a project, he wanted a safer, more efficient way to operate a table saw. The flagship product, the GRR-RIPPER, was the first of eight distinct product lines, each designed to solve common problems that woodworkers face in the shop.