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Forum topic by Golfisher posted 07-01-2017 02:03 PM 379 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Golfisher

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07-01-2017 02:03 PM

Had an uninvited guest turn my bandsaw on with the tension relaxed. Blade jumped off and has a slight kink in it. Couple o questions: 1. Can I straiten and reuse blade and trust it? 2. Do I need to be worried about something else being messed up?

Thanks
Jeff

-- Golfisher, NY


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 02:25 PM

A lot depends on the blade steel. You can try and remove the kink by applying some heat to the area and tapping it flat on an anvil, but harder metals will eventually crack. Personally I’d just scrap it, I’d never feel comfortable sawing with my fingers that close to a blade that may break at any time. Check your tires for damage and recheck the alignment of your guide bar and guides.

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pauljuilleret

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 02:25 PM

I would say that where the kink is located that would be a potential weak spot and will fail eventually. I hope it wasn’t a re saw king lade that Laguna sells I have one of those and it was pricy but it is one great blade for re sawing. if it was one of those I would be handing them a bill for it their is only one person allowed to touch any of my machinery. good luck.

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Golfisher

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#3 posted 07-01-2017 02:47 PM

It’s a Laguna Proforce 1/2 inch. Brother in law will be replacing… more worried of potential collateral damage. Will toss blade and check tires and alignment. Thanks for the help!

-- Golfisher, NY

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pauljuilleret

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#4 posted 07-01-2017 02:59 PM

the cost of that one isn’t to bad if I recall my re saw king cost me around $150.00

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jimintx

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 03:20 PM

I made a cardboard sign and taped it to hang over my bandsaw switch.
It says “Tighten Blade!”

I never had a tension lever on a saw before I got this Rikon, and I am the one that hit the on switch – twice – before I realized it was not tightened. It was a small, thin blade, and caused no damage to anything, so I was lucky there.

Now I have to lift that sign to get to the switch and it has saved me from repeat offenses (so far).

.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 04:41 PM

Bang it back in shape and run with it. Ain’t gonna hurt anything.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Loren

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 04:49 PM

All it will do is break on the saw and make
a bang and scare you the first time it happens.

I have a 3-wheel band saw and I break blades
often on it. I’m used to it. The blade just
relaxes against the shell of the saw so it’s
usually not even in touch with the drive wheel
after the first split second.

After a break a blade can be soldered back
together. Part of the reason I break so many
blades is the Starrett blade stock I solder
my blades up from is thicker than spec
for my wheel radius so the steel gets
work hardened.

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