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Forum topic by 12strings posted 223 days ago 648 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12strings

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223 days ago

Is it acceptable to simply throw old table saw blades in the garbage?

or should I do something else with it? (I’m not going to sharpen it or make something out of it…i want it gone)

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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basswood

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#1 posted 223 days ago

I keep a bin for scrap steel behind the shop. Once a year I recycle it. Make a few bucks on it and take a niece or nephew out for ice cream.

Some crafters paint scenes on them and make clock faces out of them.

-- http://www.basswoodmodular.com/Tri-Horse-Builder-Plans-p/thbp.htm

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12strings

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#2 posted 223 days ago

Maybe goodwill?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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phlyers

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#3 posted 223 days ago

wrap duct tape around the teeth so they’re not exposed.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 223 days ago

Take ‘em to Goodwill.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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thesoninlaw

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#5 posted 223 days ago

I’m curious. Why wouldn’t you sharpen? Izzy Swan on YouTube has a method that works very well and is dirt cheap.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkE9BKDzRkA&list=TLuDFSMf9gasWQ3IKdQKPjFF7C2iK8xPgJ

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Loren

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#6 posted 223 days ago

Some folks do like to paint them.

You can run a “free” ad on Craigslist, put them out in a
box by the street and give the first person who inquires
the address to pick them up. I’ve given away records,
board games, other stuff this way. If the first person
flakes out, I just email the address to the next one.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 223 days ago

You can use the saw plate to make tools from like marking knives and scrapers.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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CharlesA

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#8 posted 222 days ago

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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12strings

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#9 posted 222 days ago

Thanks for the ideas, I found someone who wants it…actually the person who gave it to me….

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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