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ste6168

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01-05-2016 11:06 PM

I have had this bandsaw blade sitting around, unused, for quite some time now. I had a mishap with another blade, so I figured it was time to pull this out an put it on the saw. Removed the old one, opened guides, etc. etc. and went to put it on…

First thing I noticed, it doesn’t seem to flex as well as others (while trying to fit it on). Just a different blade, no big deal…

Then I noticed, the teeth are upside down, no? Is this right, can this be right? Doesn’t make sense to me.



Before I contact Lenox, I wanted to reach out here to ensure it wasn’t just me doing something wrong. Admittedly, I should’ve checked this when I first got the blade, who knows how long ago. Don’t think it matters, but bandsaw is a Rikon 10-325.


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conifur

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 11:09 PM

The blade is turned inside out.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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Paul

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 11:14 PM

Flip the blade inside out, if that makes sense. 180 degrees from its current orientation. The blade is fine it just got turned inside out somehow.

Paul.

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ste6168

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 11:39 PM



Flip the blade inside out, if that makes sense. 180 degrees from its current orientation. The blade is fine it just got turned inside out somehow.

Paul.

- Paul

Ok. That makes sense, and I tried it yesterday, but it seemed to require a bit more force to flip than I felt comfortable applying without some reassurance.

Thanks!

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bearkatwood

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#4 posted 01-06-2016 12:19 AM

It is an Australian blade, send it back! ;)

-- Brian Noel

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ste6168

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#5 posted 01-06-2016 01:18 AM



It is an Australian blade, send it back! ;)

- bearkatwood

I knew something was up.

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#6 posted 01-06-2016 01:16 PM


Flip the blade inside out, if that makes sense. 180 degrees from its current orientation. The blade is fine it just got turned inside out somehow.

Paul.

- Paul

Ok. That makes sense, and I tried it yesterday, but it seemed to require a bit more force to flip than I felt comfortable applying without some reassurance.

Thanks!

- ste6168

Wider blades do require a but more force to flip inside out. I normally put on a pair of leather gloves, step on the blade twisting from the top and pushing down until it flips itself. If your uncomfortable doing that you can clamp it in a vice and walk it over the top until it flips. Hope this helps.

Paul

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xeddog

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#7 posted 01-16-2016 06:21 PM

The added stiffness might just be the blade is a little thicker metal than the others.

Wayne

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 01-16-2016 07:55 PM

Nothing wrong with that band. It’s made for the Southern hemisphere (below the equator) Where everything is backwards. You know down there where the toilet water swirls in the opposite direction as it dose up here in the North.

Send it back and tell you need one for the Northern hemisphere.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Kazooman

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#9 posted 01-16-2016 09:12 PM

Nope, they are all wrong. It is a blade for cutting vinyl siding on a bandsaw. You might recall the old trick of mounting a circular saw blade backwards in a power miter saw to cut vinyl siding. It works great. You have a rare bandsaw blade made just for this purpose. Trust me. I know these things.

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Picklehead

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#10 posted 01-16-2016 09:30 PM

No, no, no! You need to rewire your motor to run backwards, then use clamps to hold down the workpiece, as it will be cut from underneath. Cut, move, clamp, repeat…

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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geekwoodworker

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#11 posted 01-16-2016 09:33 PM

No No no don’t listen to them as everyone is wrong. It is meant for a horizontal left handed only bandsaw. You got the one for vertical right handed bandsaw. You can either send it back or send it to me as I have the correct saw it goes on.

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Kazooman

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#12 posted 01-16-2016 09:37 PM



It is an Australian blade, send it back! ;)

- bearkatwood

Don’t you mean “send it OUTback”?

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Bill White

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#13 posted 01-16-2016 11:26 PM

WOW! I’ve seen some responses, but these seem to be the best. NOT!
Flip the blade. All will be well.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 01-16-2016 11:53 PM



WOW! I ve seen some responses, but these seem to be the best. NOT!
Flip the blade. All will be well.
Bill

- Bill White

From time to time a guy needs some humor is this life. How do you think the guy’s with the right answer knew it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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NDakota

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#15 posted 01-17-2016 12:49 AM

I have a Inca bandsaw and it would be perfect! I have to turn every bandsaw blade I get inside out, not really that bad.

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