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William Falberg

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#1 posted 05-01-2019 03:37 AM

Put on your chain mail and attack the blade with a claw hammer like ye knights of olde. You’ll be amazed how hard it is to pull the blade out of a saw that’s properly crowned. If you’re concerned for safety, use a longer handle and stand well back when doing this. If your blade is capable of destroying your wheels you aren’t going to lose much anyway. I’ve had so many blades break while conducting these tests I don’t even flinch anymore. You learn how to use bandsaws safely when you know what they’re likely to do when the blade gets stressed, and doing it under controlled circumstances is the safest way to learn. Plus; how can you know anything about bandsaws if you never try. Like I said, you’ll be surprised. I set my saws up on solid bench pins and run them with the cover off, so you don’t have to. Notice how the blade isn’t flapping.


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