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Damage Inc.

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11-16-2010 06:33 PM

I currently keep my extra blades of differing widths hanging on a screw in the wall. For the life of me I can’t seem to think or find a better way to keep them stored.

Do you guys (generic term of course) have a more organized way of keeping them?


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#1 posted 11-16-2010 09:18 PM

This past week the Woodsmith Shop TV show discussed this and gave a few ideas for building some storage units for blades and router bits. If you can’t the show they have some downloads of the plans. It was episode 409. You might have to register.

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/downloads/

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 09:41 PM

I seem to remember one of the members posting a really good video, several months ago, on how to safely re-roll a bandsaw blade for storage. I took a quick look in search but could not find it. Perhaps someone else remembers it?

Good luck!

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 09:52 PM

I hang them also (coiled as three hoops), but I always use the little wire twisties (like on a loaf of bread). I don’t trust that the blue tape version won’t have the glue let go and have it unwind itself at 3AM and fall on that fresh finished piece you are going to deliver first thing in the morning.

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 10:08 PM

Sorry, I misread the post. I did not see they were bandsaw blades. The answer I gave was for circular saw blades but it is still good to know.

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 10:27 PM

My wife’s stepdad has a Woodmiser and we buy him blades for Christmas every year and he was showing me the way he coils them up. Looked easy enough. Tried it on one of my band saw blades and damn near took my nose off.

I rememeber when I got my blades they were all coiled up nice with the twisty ties on them, but I have never been able to figure out how they get that way….. I’m also really scared of kinking one of them. I’m the guy that hates to fail so much I’ll sit on the couch and watch tv instead. Output in my shop is low!

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 11:00 PM

For reference here is an article from Wood Magazine that explains how to fold a band saw blade that I found helpful when I first started dealing with these blades. Here is a video that shows the same process.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 11:52 PM

I just fold them back up and put them back into the packaging they came in. I store them in the cabinet of my bandsaw.

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 12:10 AM

Yep, coil them back up, and put them in the box they came in, with the label stating what blade it is. Put them on a shelf.

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 12:28 AM

I coil them up and put a pair of plastic wire ties on them – I also mark what pitch, length they are on a paper tag and install that tag on one of the wire ties – I have the opportunity to build several at a time at my place of employment and I place these in a plastic tub in the top of my garage (coiled and wire tied) until I need them. I have had the ocassional one break when using it and I normally re-weld the joint and coil and tie these on a “hook” on the wall directly behind my bandsaw so I can use these “used” blades first.

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 12:58 AM

I coil them up and hang them on dowels above the door to my shop.

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 01:36 AM

If you want to practice the motion without the teeth, grab one of those twist and fold window shades for the car. If you can fold the shade, you can do a BS blade.

-- Randy, SoCal

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 01:37 AM

the wood whisperer posted a video on how to fold a bandsaw blade..
as for storage, we have ours hanging on a hook as well.

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#13 posted 11-17-2010 02:03 AM


This works for me.

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#14 posted 11-17-2010 02:09 AM

I just hang mine on the wall… I generally dont coil them, but I do put them someone, where people GENERALLY dont walk..

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