|Project by kiefer||posted 07-04-2013 10:53 PM||5965 views||20 times favorited||25 comments|
The other day I went to use my bandsaw and found the blade rather dull and found a video where a fellow sharpened his blade free hand so I tried that but the blade didn’t cut too well ,fast yes but very rough because the teeth were too uneven sharpened so today I built this simple little jig to see if I could get all the teeth evenly ground and I am very happy with the result .
The jig is made from stuff around the shop with a screw that engages in the gullet to locate the back of the tooth in the proper position on the stone and a little MDF block clamped to the table to control the depth of cut, just a little touch of the back of the tooth .
A very light grind did the trick and I was surprised how far I was off with the first free hand attempted.
Works Ok but now I will add some more permanent adjustable guides and a different stone .
Just an idea in progress but let’s me sharpen my own blades and extend the life of the blades instead of buying new ones .