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All about Router Bits - Part 8
Cleaning Router Bits

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Occasionally, router bits will collect pitch that should be removed to prevent workpiece burning. This cleaning can be easily performed with a spray-on sawblade cleaner or oven cleaner.

When performing this operation, be sure to cover bearing pilots or remove them, as these cleaners will destroy the bearing lubricant, causing premature bearing failure.

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