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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:12 PM »
Finally getting around to posting pics of the cam lock.

 

 


 

 

The construction is simple. The movable block has an oversized hole which the bolt goes through, it is not tight . The block is held captive between the two pieces of 7/8" bar stock. The cam is simply a piece of bar stock with the hole drilled off center with a handle welded on. You can put a lot of pressure on the blade with little effort. Using this setup I've eve taken a fine tooth blade for my vertical bandsaw and converted it to a coarse tooth blade (don't recommend this,way too much trouble).

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2014, 05:44:32 AM »
It was too heavy. If you grind too heavy the blade will bow from the heat and will have a less than straight edge. First try at it though. Next time I dull them out I will definately use a lighter grind.
My planer knife grinder has a pressure screw every 2.5 inches.That keeps the knife straight while grinding.Takes longer to light grind but results are better.

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2014, 05:53:55 AM »
I had read about sharpening bandsaws on a radial arm saw on here so I decided to give it a try. I ordered a grinding stone wide enough to get the whole profile in one pass. An extra 4x6 with a groove cut in it holds the band. And I put together an indexer with random parts I found in the shop.
Here's a pic just before I started shaping the stone:
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And here's the stone pretty close to ready:
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And here's a video putting a blade in it and sharpening a few teeth.


It seems to work well and only takes a few minutes to do one blade. I haven't decided if I'm going to put some kind of shield between me and the stone or just always stand to the side when I start it.
I have found many grinding wheels that are out of balance.Not out of round but out of balance.Wheels like this will have a lot of vibration at 3450 rpm.I use a mower knife balancer  to check all wheels .

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2014, 05:43:39 PM »
where did you get your tools for shaping the grinding stone and how long does it take to form the stone profile?
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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2014, 08:18:22 PM »
You use a diamond dressing tool. It's just a small diamond brazed on the end of a metal rod. I got mine at ENCO. They are not very expensive.
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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2016, 08:59:10 PM »
Has there been any new ideas ?
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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2016, 11:37:18 PM »
First I've seen this and I like it.
I do all my sharpening on bandsaw blads with my dremel.

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2019, 11:43:58 PM »
Didnt see any replies to the ...stand in the middle... so just wanted to say Bad Idea.

I gave away my radial when it caught a piece and took off (old school model) and after that I grabbed a new sliding chop saw instead (which has limits).

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2019, 04:07:17 PM »
Before digital readout technology any time you were using a milling machine or lathe and you wanted to move the table or carriage a precise amount a magnetic base with a dial indicator was setup and used. You could do the same with your radial saw sharpener to control your depth setting.

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Re: Sharpening bandsaw blades on my radial arm saw
« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2019, 05:13:52 PM »
I use a radial arm saw, I bought one of the CBN wheels from the sponsor here on FF that match my blades and added a mist cooler on and I just match the wheel to the blade and use the depth of the saw and eye when it makes a few sparks start and adjust as I go. Sometime I make two rounds at the same depth so for no glitches band cut as good as new.
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