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Project by ChickenChaser posted 11-15-2015 05:19 PM 681 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a few left over saw blades that had gone dull. I kept them instead of throwing them away. After seeing Levex's project I finally had a use for them. Thanks for that Levex. He has a good description on how to build. I did have trouble drilling through aswell. I just heated the tang red hot and ran the bit through. Took about 2 seconds when I did that. Probably ruined the temper on the bits. But better than wreaking 3 I guess.
Works good, but I sharpened both sides. I will probably blunt one of them, because I keep wanting to push on it with my thumb.





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LesB

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 06:50 PM

Good use of your old saw blades.
I made a similar tool for removing window panes that are installed with the double sided adhesive mounting tape.
I needed a short 90 degree bend at the tip so I had to heat and bend the blade. Then I reheated it and emerged it in water to re-temper it. Seemed to work fine.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 06:02 AM

Nice looking knife CC!
I see that you’ve placed your bevel on the inside edge, (in channel?), how do you like it? I think I’ll try that on my next knife as I think it will make for a more aggressive cut. I’m curious about your heating treating process as well. What did you quench the blade in? It’s surprising how tough those recip blades are, isn’t it?
Excellent job, can’t wait to see what you make with it. Cheers.

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ChickenChaser

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 03:41 PM



Nice looking knife CC!
I see that you ve placed your bevel on the inside edge, (in channel?), how do you like it? I think I ll try that on my next knife as I think it will make for a more aggressive cut. I m curious about your heating treating process as well. What did you quench the blade in? It s surprising how tough those recip blades are, isn t it?
Excellent job, can t wait to see what you make with it. Cheers.

- Levex


Bevel in works good, It makes me hold it a bit more upright to the wood. I actually didn’t heat treat it at all. I did heat it up and let it cool slowly before I ground a bevel, and heated to bend. but when I went to drill the hole and it was so damn hard I thought I would just see how long the edge lasts. So far so good. I’ve got a few more blades, might try a few things different on the next one.

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Bill_Steele

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#4 posted 11-16-2015 05:47 PM

I applaud you for finding a way to “recycle” the old sawzall blade. I’m curious how this blade is to be used—what does it do particularly well that another tool (e.g. router) will not do? Is this for carving? Is it intended to scoop out wood from the surface? At first I thought it was primarily to round edges.

Thanks,
Bill

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ChickenChaser

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#5 posted 11-16-2015 06:17 PM



I applaud you for finding a way to “recycle” the old sawzall blade. I m curious how this blade is to be used—what does it do particularly well that another tool (e.g. router) will not do? Is this for carving? Is it intended to scoop out wood from the surface? At first I thought it was primarily to round edges.

Thanks,
Bill

- Bill_Steele


The applause should go to Levex. If I didn’t see his post I probably would have just bought one. Your right, to scoop out wood. I’ll be using it to make some spoons, but people to use them to make bowls too.

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