This Chinaberry is wet. One thing that I started doing even before this, is to lubricate the blade with WD40 on a paper towel (of course with the motor OFF). I have also used PAM, as well as that chemical tar remover from Grizzly. Anyway, in the long run, just keeping a bit of lubricant on the blade makes the cut easier and the blade will gunk up much less. My biggest issues were with Pineā€¦ 8-(