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01-01-2010 09:36 PM

Hello all,

Well, ran down to Harbor Freight and found a 3/4” blade on sale for $6…. bought it and am going to put it on my Delta 14” bandsaw. Problem is, it’s inside out, the teeth face the guide bearings!! This is a woodworking blade, it’s just become inside out, probably by me taking it out of the package or some such.
So, how do I turn it “inside out” again so it will face the right direction?
Thanks for the help….

Jeff

-- I ride waaaay too fast to worry about cholesteral


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#1 posted 01-01-2010 09:51 PM

Turn your saw around…. sorry I couldn’t pass it up. I’m assuming that if you took the blade off and installed it with the teeth facing out the teeth would be upside down, then I would think you could take the blade with gloves on and twist the blade inside out. If not then I would take the blade back to Harbor Freight. I don’t think Ive ever heard of this happening.

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 09:56 PM

Just like Coastie said, hold it with gloves and give it a twist. LOL

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 10:19 PM

it’s easiest if you fold it over into a figure 8, double it up on itself, then undouble it in the oppsite direction. be careful, it will spring back into shape! if you’re lucky, you can toss it away from yourself (in an open area) and uncoil it at the same time so that it doesn’t spring back in your hands.

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 11:39 PM

As these fellows have said just put on gloves and twist it inside out.
Next, if you want to store bandsaw blades in small circles (1/4 the size of the open blade) take hold of the blade at two opposing points and twist each in the opposite direction, follow through and flip over. The blade will coil up into a tight circle.

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 11:42 PM

Wow are you sure that blade is not for the saw in the opposite room?Alistair

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 11:44 PM

Here’s a video from Stu’s Shed showing exactly how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DbbwN

you have to get toward the end of the video for turning right side out.
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#7 posted 01-02-2010 12:43 AM

The blade was probably made for HF’s Butcher Band Saw, which has a mirror-image configuration. The operator stands to the left of the blade. The blade runs counter-clockwise, too. I always wondered, by the wy, if anyone is using one of these saws for woodworking? They seem to be made really rugged, and most have a nice sliding table for cross-cutting pork-chops…or lumber!

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#8 posted 01-02-2010 01:22 AM

It’s made for the southern hemisphere.

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#9 posted 01-02-2010 01:49 AM

Thanks for all the help guys…. the video showed my just what I needed to do… alas, the blade was too short. I purchased it at HF and it said 93”... well, as many of you know, the Delta takes 93 1/2” and this one was just a little too small to use. Oh well, live and learn…
Thanks again for all of the replies…

Jeff

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#10 posted 01-02-2010 02:16 AM

Was it an 82” blade? The HF meat saws are 82” check this: http://www.tor-rey-usa.com/foodequipment/meatsaws/ST-295-AI.pdf I don’t really understand why the throat is on the left side on most meat saws, rather than the right like on woodworking bandsaws. But this would explain the reversed cutting edge.

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#11 posted 01-02-2010 02:37 AM

Nope, 93” but thanks for the input

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#12 posted 01-02-2010 05:13 AM

Naww, you’re all wrong. Works great anywhere south of the equator.

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#13 posted 01-02-2010 08:46 PM

Crossing the equator kinda shrinks it huh? LOL

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#14 posted 03-20-2012 08:44 AM

The previous link to the Stu’s Shed video kicked out as “malformed video ID” (???)
“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DbbwNqiY7o&feature=colike” is an update.

All joking aside, I got a HF bandsaw blade backwards, inside-out, whatever we call it. The video squared me away perfectly. I must admit I was being somewhat fearful of the coiled bandsaw blade; Stu made it look easy and well controlled, so now I can do it as well.

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#15 posted 03-20-2012 10:35 AM

There’s a couple of ways to do that. Pretty neat!

How to Fold a Band Saw Blade

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