When my saw blades and router bits got gummed up, I thought about ordering some of the special pitch remover I'd seen advertised. However, I needed to use a couple of bits right away, so I decided to give some household cleaners I had on hand a try.

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When my saw blades and router bits got gummed up, I thought about ordering some of the special pitch remover I'd seen advertised. However, I needed to use a couple of bits right away, so I decided to give some household cleaners I had on hand a try. I discovered that Formula 409 cleaner cut right through the pitch.

I let particularly tough spots soak, then I scrub them with an old toothbrush. When my current spray bottle of Formula 409 runs dry, an inexpensive refill will be waiting for me at the nearest grocery store.
—Brian Schaible, Loveland, Colo.