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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 180 days ago 435 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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180 days ago

After watching Patron’s forum topic on Music to my ears

This brought me to a question I was pondering on the other day and wasn’t sure about posting a question about it but….., used bandsaw blades or any metal blades for that matter, should I be throwing these away, is there any other use for them? What about instead of landfill could they go to a metal scrap yard to be melted down and recycled?

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 180 days ago

I add them to the steel scrap pile.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Loco

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#2 posted 180 days ago

Doesn’t your area have bins for scrap ? :-(

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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Loco

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#3 posted 180 days ago

Actually if you have a die grinder or chopsaw you can cut up cirular blades and make scrapers and stuff. The non-carbide tipped ones are the higher quality steel.The carbide units are just tips soldered on recycled Campbells soup cans. I wonder what ever happened to hubcaps ? :-)

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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Tedstor

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#4 posted 180 days ago

Unfortunatley, the recycling truck in our neighborhood only takes aluminum, no other mteals. However, I make a trip to the county landfill 3-4 times per year, mostly to dispose of used motor oil. I typically take anything else that needs disposed at the same time.

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 180 days ago

I’ll keep the blades from land fill for the time being, we do have a scrap metal place local that I might can take them too.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 180 days ago

I save the band saw blades and all my metal for the scrap metal drive at our church. The first one in the spring netted $5000. I tool 6 buckets full for the one last Sauruday.
I use a lot of spray cans so we have fun shooting holes in them so they can go into the scrap metal drive as well.

The blades that are worth something are the ones that come off a power hacksaw. In the toolroom , there was a waiting list for the next one. They have very good steel in them and made excellent knife blades.

I’ll bet those kids in the video could have found a use for old band saw blades!

Wow, Tedstor, you can take used motor oil to the landfill?? We take ours to the Advance Auto store and they have a big tank which is sent to a recycler.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 180 days ago

As for as motor oil goes usually any local auto store will take used oil for free.

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Tedstor

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#8 posted 180 days ago

Jim- to clarify. When I say “landfill” I mean “disposal facility”. They have a gigantic drum to collect used motor oil and other hazmat/recyclable material.

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redSLED

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#9 posted 179 days ago

Weld used circular saw blades on each end of a metal pole – makes a great weapon against zombies. Fail to plan, plan to fail.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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