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10-07-2012 03:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question band saw band saw blade storage

With the new 17” Grizzly bandsaw up and working I am now wondering how to store the various blades I will be accumulating. I figure I will not need to store more than 8 (1/2” that came with the saw, 3 3/4” resaw blades, a 1/4, a 1/8, and two spares). I am thinking of a box with an open front and separate compartments for each blade.

How do you store your blades?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri


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#1 posted 10-07-2012 04:05 AM

Hung from a nail on the wall!

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 04:06 AM

I only have 4-5 blades so I just coil them up and store them in the cabinet below my G0555X

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#3 posted 10-08-2012 02:50 AM

I CANNOT get the hang of coiling those blades (especially the 1” wide ones) so I hang em on the wall. I have looked at all the videos but I’m just dyslexic when it comes to coiling these up. The main reason for coiling them up for me is to be able to soak them in Simple Green.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-08-2012 03:18 AM

If you hold it in front of you, picture that you are holding a big oval. On your right hand, your thumb is up, on your left hand your thumb is down. Now make like you’re going to make them the opposite of what they are. Rotate your left hand so your thumb is up and your right hand so your thumb is down. Do it slowly and the blade will coil itself. Practice with a 1/4 or 3/8 blade. Might want to wear gloves until you get it, but once you do, you’ll kick yourself at how easy it is. I hadn’t done it in almost 30 years, but after 2 or 3 tries it came back to me and I can coil ‘em right up again.

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#5 posted 10-08-2012 03:20 AM

Charlie, I’ll give that a try and get back to you. This method will wind up with 3 coils?

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#6 posted 10-08-2012 03:51 AM

Charlie, Thanx for the detailed instructions! I, too, am bandsaw-blade-coiling-challenged. Funny, sometimes I try it and the blade just flips into the 3-loop coil. But most of the time after a few painful tries, I just let them hang on their nail, all the while smirking at me. :)

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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#7 posted 10-08-2012 03:55 AM

from a PM i just sent andy

the easiest way to ‘fold’ a bandsaw blade

is to step on it on the floor
(holding it in front of you)
and twist it from the top
it will start to kink up
bring your hand down
and it will coil into three

if you keep going further (twisting)
it will go to five
(like they come sometimes)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 10-08-2012 04:26 AM

this is a 1/2” x 144” blade

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 10-08-2012 02:08 PM

After coiling, I tie them with a 4” rope. Just to make sure it’s safe from getting away from the coil.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 10-08-2012 02:20 PM

PATRON! What the xxx..?

Not only are you coiling your BS blades, YOU DO IT BAREFOOT?! Geez!...

To quote a character actor named “Dildo” in an old B-movie staring Charlie Sheen called “Beyond The Law”... ”... You have B—lls that clank!...”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 10-08-2012 02:28 PM

keep the foot firm on the blade
bigger chance of thumb hurting

of course i don’t use my foot to uncoil
i have a welders suit for that

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 10-08-2012 02:36 PM

Like Manitario. I’m on blood thinners, if I try to coil one up, and it bites me, I could bleed to death. Soooo, I uncoil them and run like hell in the opposite direction. Then hang them on the wall.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#13 posted 10-08-2012 02:37 PM

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#14 posted 10-08-2012 02:54 PM

I coil them like Patron (bit not barefoot!), then store them in empty pizza boxes. I put two blades in a box with a cardboard separator.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#15 posted 10-08-2012 03:34 PM

Gerry, haven’t thought of that.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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