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Bert Delisle
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Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Mar 10th, 2016 at 1:15pm
 
Just ventured into the world of segmenting. Built a wedge sled and cnc'd some wedges. 13.333 degree for 27 segment ring. My question is how do others clean up the fuzzies from the segments? I used a flat sheet of sandpaper on a flat piece of plywood to clean up the segments, very time consuming and hard on old fingers. Is a sanding mop a good option for doing this cleanup?
I plan on upgrading my table saw blade soon to see if that will help as well.
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2016 at 2:55pm
 
Up grading your blade will make a world of difference.  I would not use a mop as it might tend to round the face a bit and you do not want the faces you are gluing to be flat and true; if it is not you will not have a good clean glue up.

I use the Freud ultimate cut of blade and need very little if any sanding.
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #2 - Mar 10th, 2016 at 5:34pm
 
Len Layman wrote on Mar 10th, 2016 at 2:55pm:
Up grading your blade will make a world of difference.  I would not use a mop as it might tend to round the face a bit and you do not want the faces you are gluing to be flat and true; if it is not you will not have a good clean glue up.

I use the Freud ultimate cut of blade and need very little if any sanding.


While I can't believe I'm saying this, I agree 100% with Len. Shocked Cheesy
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2016 at 2:06pm
 
Once you get a good blade (Freud or my preference Forrest) you should get a clean cut but still may have a few fuzzies.  I just take some sandpaper and lightly sand the corners to remove all loose fibers. Use a crosscut or combination blade; not a rip blade.
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #4 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 5:34pm
 
Which Freud blade do you use for segmenting. There are a whole bunch of them. David Calson
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #5 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 7:10pm
 
For "basic" segmenting you want a crosscut blade,
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #6 - Apr 6th, 2016 at 10:20am
 
On the fuzzes, I try to push the fuzzes down and back toward the flat side of the segment piece. Then put it on sand paper on a flat board and push toward the fuzzy end. A couple pushes like this will do it. This seems to work well for me.
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Re: Cleaning fuzzies from segments
Reply #7 - Apr 6th, 2016 at 1:35pm
 
As far as cleaning (removing) "fuzzies', sandpaper on a hard backing. You want to break off the "fuzzies", not smooth them.
In addition to a sharp, quality blade is a zero clearance insert for the fence and the throat plate. This goes for table saws and miter saws. The more support you can give to the fibers, the more likely they will cut, rather than bend or deflect out of the way resulting in "fuzzies"
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