Folding a bandsaw blade

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Forum topic by SawdustEngineer posted 12-03-2010 02:52 AM 2697 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2010 02:52 AM

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ARRGGHH!! I know there is a method to doing what I know is a simple task. I recently bought an additional bandsaw blade for my desktop machine and tried to carefully remove the blade from the package. I failed. I knew how to do it 30+ years ago but the ole “grey matter” is not as sharp (unlike the blade). Are there any graphics/connect-the-dots out there that could depict this procedure by steps? Anyone know, please let me know. Thanks to all. Mitch

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 03:38 AM

Here ya go.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 03:40 AM

Anyone that does the second method be careful twisting with smaller blade 3,16, etc or best not to
.. I accidentally made a bent, so it can’t track properly.

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 04:08 AM

OUTSTANDING! Thanks a bunch. I shall attack it in the morning. Appreciate it. Mitch

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 04:27 AM

I have several hunting blinds, made by Ameristep, that also fold up like a bandsaw blade and then fit into a “backpack”. I’ll have to say that it is much easier to take them out of the pack and pop them open, then it is to fold them up again and get them back into the bag.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 06:07 AM

I have a thing about wearing gloves. I just don’t like to wear them – period. However, there is one situation where I always wear gloves. That’s when I am rolling up or unrolling a band saw blade.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 01:49 PM

Richgreer…lol yeah thats definetly recommended

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