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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2006, 11:58:28 PM »

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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2006, 12:14:21 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2006, 05:55:07 AM »
ya just had to know he'd do it.

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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2006, 06:44:22 AM »
Thanks again for all the replys.

Tom,  Your the best.  I got it down.  Thanks for the pictures.

VaSawer, I'll call you.

As far as fussing over my blades and keeping them clean.  I take the time after cutting to take are of all of my equipment, including the blades.  It is not a waste of money in my eyes to spend my time, maybe 2 minutes on maintaining the blades anymore than I would skip an oil change on the truck.  When I'm cutting and I change a blade, I put the old blade back in the box and keep going.  Bottom line, good maintenance is never a waste of money.


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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2006, 10:24:28 AM »
You're right Andy.  Maintenance is not a waste of money.

The point Jeff makes and I subscribe to as well, is that one shouldn't become so compulsive that he is wasting his time.

Oiling used blades is fine.  Especially if you are sending them to a "Resharp" program.  Not oiling blades is OK too when you have jobs that cycle blades frequently and you sharpen your own bands.  A little rust on a band has never hurt the production I get from it.  The time spent keeping it bright and shiny would be a waste of time in my achieving my sawing goals.  The old axiom "you can't judge a book by its cover" goes for trucks, blades, saws, as well as people.  :)

Everybody has to select their own goals.  It's folly to judge another's happiness by one's own needs or another's success by ones own goals.

That you have the coiling and uncoiling down has made me happy. :)
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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2006, 12:20:02 PM »
Thanks for your wise words Tom.  I meant no offence to previous posters.

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« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2006, 12:57:17 PM »
 :D :D  Look at that!!

Getoverit's got a Platinum Blonde Afro.   :D :D :D

You look startled, Ken.  Sometimes a fellow ages quicker than would guess.  Kinda caught you by surprise, didn't it? ;D
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« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2006, 01:56:43 PM »
Hey that pic reminds me of another friend who lives in that area....is it catching ???
I had a bout with it back around time we went to the sawlex deal....

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« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2006, 03:21:56 PM »
 I had forgotten about those  :D
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« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2006, 03:56:12 PM »
Dang is a good sport........he even offered me some green colars (or some such thing)while we were looking at his garden ....but I didnt want to take the mans shirt off his back. :)
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« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2006, 04:27:32 PM »
Does a Green Collar mean somthing special ?  Maybe you was being frocked as a Forester or something like that.  ;)  Of course, you was looking over his garden....maybe it is a step up from a green thumb.  :)
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« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2006, 07:20:09 PM »
Heck Virginia.....
Green colars.....or collard greens....probably has something to do with those comfounded grits?
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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2006, 09:48:34 PM »
I don't mean to butt in, but has anybody read the knowledge base or followed the link in post #5 of this thread?

I would like to know if that information is any good or just wasting space.

There are several ways to fold band blades.  It unnerves me to hear of or see someone throw one.  You might not get hurt and then, again, you might.  You are certainly risking harming the blade.   :)

   This is where I learned how to coil the blades, I found it very informative and helpful.                                                 
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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2006, 09:51:09 PM »
Thankyou Sawman.   smiley_clapping
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« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2006, 10:07:57 PM »
Thanks Tom,

I have been able to coil them for a few years,  but I've always struggled with uncoiling them until I read this thread :D  If I keep learning stuff,  pretty soon I'll be a know-it-all ;D
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Re: Storing Blades
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2006, 10:23:19 PM »
You're getting DanG close to it now, Br'er Noble.  :D
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« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2006, 10:25:46 PM »
I knew that :D :D :D  I  was just trying to be modest ::)
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« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2006, 12:00:51 PM »
Many thanks, Tom.  As it is raining yet again today, and it is getting closer to time for me to change my first bandmill blade, and since I had a couple new blades in the back of the truck, thought I would take a moment and see about the 'coiling of the blade' aspect I had read about here earlier.

Uncoiling was not a problem at all, since the blade wants to uncoil, and that worked immediately and without fanfare.

Coiling it back up, though, I had to come back and look at Tom's adept photo band coiling helper.  Went back in the shop, sure enough, that was easy-breezy as well.  Once it starts proper, it wants to coil back up.

Thanks again, Tom.
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