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Blog entry by prez posted 02-16-2011 01:10 AM 2062 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just went out and bought myself a couple of new bandsaw blades to replace my ’ not so sharp ’ old blade…

I can’t get this old blade re-sharpened so what to do with it? I hate to just throw it away…..we’ve got to come up with some kind of ‘re-cycled’ use for it….

So today’s challenge for all LJ’s…...find a new use for this blade!!

I was thinking of maybe cutting it into smaller lenghts and using it as a some kind of hack saw blade….or something like that…

prez..

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"



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live4ever

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 01:24 AM

I don’t know if it would work, but sandpaper cutting jig?

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bigike

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 01:27 AM

you can use it as a scratch stock.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Tomoose

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 02:11 AM

have the local prison coil it up on top of their fence ;)

got me – I just pitched my dull blade…

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 03:42 AM

I made a scratch stock out of a small piece and it works great.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 02-16-2011 06:53 AM

Prez, Here's a few ideas. Matthias Wandel has a article on sharpening band saw blades. -Jack

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#6 posted 02-16-2011 10:53 AM

frame saw

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prez

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 06:42 PM

thanks IrrJack…. good video….will give it a try…prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#8 posted 02-16-2011 07:11 PM

I buy Saw blades from BC Saw and Tool in Toronto. -
They also sharpen bandsaw blades – so that is actually an option.

http://www.bcsaw.com/

What you do find is that their sawing process progressivly takes away the set of the teeth. So although sharp, you cannot turn as tight a radius as the new blade (you have a tighter kerf)

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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