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Posted on Can you fix a bent bandsaw blade?

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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 02:52 AM

My guess is that it can be straightened by hand or carefully with a hammer and still be usable.

I have had many bandsaw blades break on me but never bent. You might want to analyze why it got bent so you don’t do it to another blade.

There are 3 things that I can think of that may have cause the bent blade.

(1) – Upper blade guard not adjusted close to the wood being cut to minimize the amount of exposed blade above the wood. (It’s also safer if the blade breaks)

(2) – The wood being cut was not firmly held as it was being cut.

(3) – The blade was being forced to make a turn smaller than recommended for the blade.

Which one was it?

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