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Dec 12th, 2007 at 9:46am
 
Bob Hampton wrote on Dec 11th, 2007 at 10:21pm:
tonight poking around on the net I found this article on bandsaw blade sharpening

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Now i have about probly 10 1/2x3 tpi blades that are duller then dull so reading this article and following what he was doing (there is a short video at the bottom) i took and old blade and attemped to resharpen it ...took about 30 min..(.im a slow old fart) then set it up on the bandsaw and cut a piece of mytle that was well seasoned and the blade i just replaced was having a very hard time cutting it ..burn marks and all ...this one walked right threw it without a hitch...now its not as good as a pro sharpened blade or a new blade so dont expect that ...but for 30 min of my time i salvaged what would have been thrown out at some point soon and made use of it again.

For those interested in prolonging some blades ...try it ..not hard at all ...save a few bucks in the process.

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Re: I - very simple/easy bandsaw blade sharpening
Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 11:52am
 
What Krayon said. I tried it and found it to be a very quick and easy method! My old Timberwolf cuts like new again and saved me $20 for 20 minutes work!...Bill...
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Reply #2 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 1:22pm
 
Krayon,

What do you use for cleaning the blade after processing green wood?  It seems the sap can really bake itself on.

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Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 3:11pm
 
Actually this was originally posted by grybeard, I search the forum and collect Tips to place in a central location.
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Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 5:59pm
 
josh
If u need to clean a blade after cutting green blanks use some mineral spirits ...acetone or even wd40...
I have found that if u spray down the blade with PAM cooking spray it pretty well eliminates any pitch or residue from getting on the blade and also will lubricate the blade while cutting.

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Reply #5 - Jan 18th, 2008 at 12:13am
 
Whatever you decide to try for cleaning the blade, be sure to check and identify the type of material they used in the  manufacture of the tires on your band saw wheels.  Some materials used in making these tires don't look kindly at certain solvents  Shocked
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Reply #6 - Jan 31st, 2008 at 12:12pm
 
I was all set to throw away another blade when I read this and thought I'd give it a try. The video is great. It really works well. Took less than 20 min for a 142" blade. George
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Reply #7 - Jan 31st, 2008 at 1:43pm
 
glad to hear this article has helped
I had the unfortunate happen a couple days ago myself and this simple solution saved me from having to buy another blade.
I installed a brand new 3/4 blade ive had for about a yr kicking around..thought i would try it out on some straight cuts for some vase blanks....all was going very well until the 3rd one ...thought i had check all this myrtlewood over pretty good ...well wouldn't ya know it...half way threw the first cut of the 3rd blank and  BANG!...hit a blasted nail! hidden inside the bark!..stuff happens when u dont have a metal detector i guess.
Well dug out the dremel tool and disc attachment and sat down on a comfortable stool...about 45 min later (ya I know im a little slow...its the age thing ya know) i had it cutting good as a new one again.

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