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Old 04-13-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I learned a trick yesterday from a friend of mine that owns a rock quarry. He has lab tested this, and proven that it works.

When you are using your wet diamond blade saw, add a little bit of biodegradable soap to the water. The saw blade will last significantly longer.

The main benefit to this is lowering the surface tension of the water.

This allows the blade to stay cooler, cut smoother, and also for the sediment to fall out of the water sooner, and this is better for the pump too.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Thanks, I'll give it try. A friend of mine that runs the Forestry Division at a village said that they mix a little liquid soap into the sprayers. It makes the chemicals seep into the soil faster according to him. Never thought about it for the wet saw.

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I always just cut a red brick to clean my diamond blades, soap just gets dry and crusty, what a pain to clean later.
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Good tip I'll give'r a try and see how it works!
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Hey all,

I learned a trick yesterday from a friend of mine that owns a rock quarry. He has lab tested this, and proven that it works.

When you are using your wet diamond blade saw, add a little bit of biodegradable soap to the water. The saw blade will last significantly longer.

The main benefit to this is lowering the surface tension of the water.

This allows the blade to stay cooler, cut smoother, and also for the sediment to fall out of the water sooner, and this is better for the pump too.
Thanks Aaron.
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Hmmmmm good tip
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Makes perfect sense if you have ever done any experiments with surface tension. Thanks!
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I'm wondering what a "little bit" really is. Couple of drops per five gallons? Teaspoon? Tbsp?
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I never had the guts to dump a bottle of detergent into the fountain at the mall.
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I'm wondering what a "little bit" really is. Couple of drops per five gallons? Teaspoon? Tbsp?
Yeah, I'd like to know too. It'd suck to try to cut through all the foam my water pump would generate
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I always just cut a red brick to clean my diamond blades, soap just gets dry and crusty, what a pain to clean later.
I think that the biodegradable would prevent any build up.

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I'm wondering what a "little bit" really is. Couple of drops per five gallons? Teaspoon? Tbsp?
I would think a drop in the bucket!
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I never had the guts to dump a bottle of detergent into the fountain at the mall.

Do it Tin and take pictures and post them here for us.
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Thanks for the tip!

When will we get a thank you button for mobile devices?
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When will we get a thank you button for mobile devices?
Go to menu then thank instead of quote.....yep
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pour just a bottle of COOL AID.,forget the soap

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Just a few drops well affect the surface tension of several gallons of water, so I'd assume that would be a good start. You definitely don't want to add enough to make it foam up when pumped lol. I can thank posts on my Android by just touching and holding on the post which pulls up a menu to thank, reply, or quote.
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Just a few drops well affect the surface tension of several gallons of water, so I'd assume that would be a good start. You definitely don't want to add enough to make it foam up when pumped lol. I can thank posts on my Android by just touching and holding on the post which pulls up a menu to thank, reply, or quote.
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