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Old 01-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default YouTube.. sharpening a bandsaw blade.Work Great

Hello, on you tube is a video on how to sharpen a bandsaw blade with a dremel tool and cut off blade. Its fast and works great I have sharpened the same blade 3 times now and its almost like new. Check it out this will save a ton of money for you guys like me who use the bandsaw everyday. Not great for high tooth count, but I use 3-4 TPI a lot. I hope the link works, i have never tried to link anything to a post. Good Luck, Victor
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Thanks for sharing....

I'll give it a try.
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Hmmm... my blade is 115", that might take a while! :D
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Hmmm... my blade is 115", that might take a while! :D
That means bigger savings than buying a new blade too. ;)

I've been sharpening my bandsaw blade with Dremel but in a different way. I'll try this style next time.
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I can do a 93-1/2" 4 TPI blade in ten minutes and have only used this method a few times. As I said its not for a high tooth count. It does work really well, and you can sharpen as fast as he does in the video with goo results. Its worth a try before you drop another $10-$25 on a new blade. Victor
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I wonder how that method would affect the tracking and drift of a blade? I have a smaller blade on my saw that drifts bad to one side becasue it accidently hit a steel guide block because I forgot to move the thrust bearing forward when swapping out a wider blade one day. It's a fine tooth, but might still be worth giving it a shot to see how it works. It was a great blade for scrolls.
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Thanks Victor.
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I wonder how that method would affect the tracking and drift of a blade?
With my current method, I get to that problem after the 3rd sharpening. Still, I got more from my blade than I would have if I didn't sharpen so I am not complaining.
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Thanks for the tip. I will be trying this soon.
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Tried it this morning and worked great.

One note...make sure you make grinds as even as possible on all the teeth. Obvious but if not done, the longer/protruding teeth will be very grabby. The sharpened blade cuts like new except the grabby part. Tested it on TX Ebony and it didn't complain a bit. Sharpening my 72" (3 tpi) blade took about 5 minutes. Surely worth my time and maybe I'll get better and faster in time.

I sure will use this style of sharpening now.

BTW, I used a Dremel with what I believe is 180 grit diamond lapidary bit.
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