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Toothbrushes can clean more than your teeth

Clean tires on your bandsaw wheels can reduce blade breakage and prevent tracking problems. But, as soon as you clean them, they start getting dusty and gritty again.

Mount toothbrushes on brackets to clean the tires constantly. The example shown here is for a 14" Delta machine, but would fit most bandsaws with some modifications. Cut the brush handle short and mount the bristle head in a slotted piece of wood with a screw. Or, you could glue a brush to a metal angle bracket with epoxy. Provide slotted mounting holes or add washers for adjustment.
—Laszlo Laczko, San Jose, Calif.

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