Bandsaw Blades

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Bandsaw Blades

Post by KellyJones » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:37 pm

For years I have heard the experts remind us newbies and hobbyists to verify the teeth of a newly installed bandsaw blade be pointing the right direction. I dutifully checked each time, but for the life of me I couldn't see how one could end up with the teeth pointing the wrong direction. Then it happened to me the other day.

I had trouble uncoiling a new blade the other day and it turns out that it is possible to turn the blade "inside out" when uncoiling. That had not occurred to me before, and the result was teeth pointing the wrong way.

I also found put it increases the risk of kinking the blade significantly. And a kinked blade will throw teeth. Expensive lesson, but I think I learned it well.

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by Harold_V » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:00 pm

Yep! It's all too easy to get a blade on backwards, especially if one welds their own. Easy enough to turn them inside out to make a correction, but one must be aware that it's possible.

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by LIALLEGHENY » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:00 am

What I want to know is why in the last 20 years has every, and I mean every blade I have purchased for my Marvel saw has uncoiled backwards????

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by John Hasler » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:02 am

Perhaps your saw is backwards?

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by JackF » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:13 am

I got a blade welded at a blade shop and the teeth were backwards. :( When I complained they told me just to turn it inside out. Who knew? :roll: :wink: Just be sure to wear gloves. :wink: :)

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by tornitore45 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:22 pm

What I want to know is why in the last 20 years has every, and I mean every blade I have purchased for my Marvel saw has uncoiled backwards????
Where you born in the Southern Hemisphere? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by whateg0 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:27 pm

JackF wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:13 am
I got a blade welded at a blade shop and the teeth were backwards. :( When I complained they told me just to turn it inside out. Who knew? :roll: :wink: Just be sure to wear gloves. :wink: :)

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by LIALLEGHENY » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:53 pm

Born in the North, maybe I need to move south, or hang upside down....go figure!

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by John Hasler » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:40 pm

You just need to turn your bandsaw inside-out.

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by LIALLEGHENY » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:47 pm

If I do that then the blades will uncoil in the opposite direction....I'm doomed!

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by LIALLEGHENY » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 pm

What I need is a bimetal crosscut saw blade that cuts in either direction.....yeah, that's the ticket.

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Re: Bandsaw Blades

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:02 pm

LIALLEGHENY wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 pm
What I need is a bimetal crosscut saw blade that cuts in either direction.....yeah, that's the ticket.
Would that be considered cutbidextrous?
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