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Band Saw Savy


If you have a metal cutting band saw, regardless of make or type, sooner or later you will break a blade in the midst of a long cut. Installing a new blade will usually cause a binding problem because the tooth "set" will be wider then the saw kerf made by the old broken blade. Sometimes you can turn the piece around and start a new cut from the other side, and that is a good solution. But sometimes you can't. So, consider saving an intact but worn old blade for those situations. It won't cut as fast as a new blade, but it won't bind up either.



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