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Forum topic by Karda posted 08-09-2018 01:35 AM 398 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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08-09-2018 01:35 AM

Hi, my band saw blade broke when I was cutting a piece of scrap, turned to get another piece the blade broke, it wasn’t even in wood, the corners of the blade are square and it broke at the weld. what happened.


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#1 posted 08-09-2018 02:55 AM

Is that the shape of your saw? Did the blade get jammed into the corners of the saw cabinet when it broke?

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#2 posted 08-09-2018 03:27 AM

Breaking a blade was a great thing to happen to me. Replaced it with a Timberwolf blade and was shocked and pleased at how well it cuts.

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msinc

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#3 posted 08-09-2018 03:50 AM

Don’t throw the blade away{unless it was no longer sharp}...you can easily feather the broken ends with a grinder and braze or silver solder it back together.


Breaking a blade was a great thing to happen to me. Replaced it with a Timberwolf blade and was shocked and pleased at how well it cuts.

- Kirk650

I was also shocked and pleased with how well Timberwolf blades cut…they are very sharp when new. Unfortunately, I was also shocked and not so pleased with how quickly they get dull and quit cutting so nice in such a very short time. And no, I wasn’t cutting some rare off the wall super exotic tropical hard wood either…The Timberwolf blades I had went dull on cherry.

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Karda

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#4 posted 08-09-2018 04:42 AM

not me and have never silver soldered ever and don’t have the tools. Why did the blade get squared like it did when i took the blade off it wasn’t even on the wheels it was forced into the corners of the machine, that is why there are square area in the blade, it came out of the machine that way

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#5 posted 08-09-2018 03:27 PM


I was also shocked and pleased with how well Timberwolf blades cut…they are very sharp when new. Unfortunately, I was also shocked and not so pleased with how quickly they get dull and quit cutting so nice in such a very short time. And no, I wasn t cutting some rare off the wall super exotic tropical hard wood either…The Timberwolf blades I had went dull on cherry.

- msinc


maybe your side guides are not adjusted right :<((

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#6 posted 08-09-2018 04:42 PM

I’m inclined in thinking the blade was at fault. If it broke at the weld, that would indicate a bad weld.

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#7 posted 08-09-2018 06:07 PM

When I’ve had blades brake on my 14inch saw they start feeding out the side.To the right where I stand this happens because the tire and teeth make contact.
So in your case it looks like the tires fed the blade into the corners until it lost contact.
No big deal throw it out and put on a new one. Check your tires for any gouges and maybe clean them lightly if they are coated with dust.

-- Aj

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#8 posted 08-09-2018 06:18 PM

I was also shocked and pleased with how well Timberwolf blades cut…they are very sharp when new. Unfortunately, I was also shocked and not so pleased with how quickly they get dull and quit cutting so nice in such a very short time. And no, I wasn t cutting some rare off the wall super exotic tropical hard wood either…The Timberwolf blades I had went dull on cherry.

- msinc

maybe your side guides are not adjusted right :<((

- GR8HUNTER

Maybe, but I set them up just like that Snodgrass dude says to do it…actually not guides, they are bearings. It’s a PM1500 and they shouldn’t be worn out, it’s about brand new. I have heard others complain about Timberwolf blades not holding their edge and going dull quickly. It’s too bad, because they really are extremely very sharp and cut good when they are new. They are a nice outfit to deal with too.

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Karda

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#9 posted 08-09-2018 09:28 PM

I have also read other negative things about Timber Wolf blades.

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