Hold the saw blade parallel with the ground, or lay it on the ground or a tree stump to keep it relatively level. Shake the can of oven cleaner well, then spray a liberal coating on the side of the blade facing up.
Wait about 60 seconds for the oven cleaner to penetrate the sap and build up some foam.
Use an old rag to wipe the blade clean. This may take a good deal of scrubbing and elbow grease, but with enough oven cleaner, you’ll be able to wipe away all of the sap residue.
Turn the saw over and spray down the other side as you did in the first step. Again, wait for a minute to give the spray enough time to activate.
Wipe the other side clean with a dry, clean part of the rag.
Things You Will Need
- Aerosol oven cleaner
- Old rag
- If your blade keeps getting gummed up as you saw, spray just a slight bit of the oven cleaner on each side and spread it around with the rag. This will give the blade extra lubrication, making your saw strokes smoother.