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Woodworking Skills & Stuff: #12: How to coil a band saw blade without looking like an idiot.

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 07-26-2017 12:05 AM 4633 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There are lots of ways to do it, but this is the fastest once you get the hang of it.


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Combo Prof

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#1 posted 07-26-2017 01:38 AM

Very nice and fortuitous. I’ll be moving the band saws to the new shop soon and will need to remove the “blades”.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#2 posted 07-26-2017 02:25 AM

I’m definitely going to try that tomorrow.

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#3 posted 07-26-2017 11:19 AM

Very good tip.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-26-2017 12:37 PM

At times I thought I just got lucky getting it on the first try. Now I will remember. Show and tell is the best.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 12:39 PM

How to coil a band saw blade without looking like an idiot.

Easy, make sure nobody is watching :)

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#6 posted 07-26-2017 03:15 PM

Thx I’ll give it a try, I get so mad when I can’t fold a blade at times. It’s so easy and yet sometimes so difficult.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-26-2017 06:39 PM

Stumpy, I have a 1” re-saw blade that kicks my butt every time I try to fold it. (literally)

My 19” Shop Fox band saw uses a 143” blade and the 1” is very unwieldy. (It fights backs)
It is the only blade that hangs unfolded in my shop right now.

I will try your technique as soon as I get back home tonight. Hopefully I will not need any stitches after it’s done.
Thanks for the tip!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 07-26-2017 06:53 PM



Stumpy, I have a 1” re-saw blade that kicks my butt every time I try to fold it…

- DS

With larger blades, you will have to get the hang of whipping it downward as you cross your hands so that the momentum of the blade moving downward will fold it. And be careful to keep your arms sufficiently away from your body, or the bottom of the blade will catch you in the giblets when it folds up from below :) (Wear loves and safety glasses too.)

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#9 posted 08-01-2017 03:25 AM

Stumpy, you are the “magician” but you shared your secrets… unlike making “Chip” appear under the
magician’s cape…
ps Would this be the appriote place to request on Chip and Mike whereabouts?
Best to you-

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 08-01-2017 07:02 PM

Well, the 1” went back onto the Band saw, so I didn’t get to try it on that blade yet.

The technique works pretty well an a 3/16” blade though.

Again, thanks for the tip.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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