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Forum topic by Rob posted 04-01-2015 11:43 PM 1557 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob

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04-01-2015 11:43 PM

I’m wondering how you all store your band saw blades. I coil them when not in use and hang them on a hook but I’m looking for alternative methods. Anyone store them differently?


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 12:16 AM

I coil up the big bands for my sawmill and store them in the 10 blade cardboard box they ship in. I hang my bandsaw blades on the wall of my shop uncoiled.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 12:18 AM

I have big resaw (like sawmill) blades that I keep coiled in the cardboard boxes they come in. The blades for my 9” saw are also coiled and held by a rubber band from which they are also hung on the wall next to where the saw is usually used.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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Julius Jahn

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 12:20 AM

Coil + hook here as well, I only need 2 blades though.

-- Luthier from NS, Canada

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distrbd

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 12:40 AM

I put them in a cardboard box,throw in a packet of moisture absorbent(dry packs) inside the box .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 03:10 AM

I made something like this to store sandpaper. May build one like this for my bandsaw blades.

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/bandsawing/the-all-business-bandsaw-blade-holder/

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 11:00 AM

Coil them up, put back in original box (if there is one).
Usually coat with WD40 or something to ward off rust.

The one or two I frequently change to I just hang on a nail.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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