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Re: sharpening bandsaw blades for others
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2020, 08:23:52 AM »
Thank you for the many suggestions.  I have invested in some decent equipment so far and will probably do some "water testing" before sinking any large amount of $$ into more equipment like blade welding or stocking rolls of blade to make my own.  I do think YH idea of a blade cleaner is something I could build and keep expenses down and if it works out expand on that in the future.  Until I can determine what I will need for profile cams on my existing equipment, I will need to be careful to make sure I have the ability to correctly sharpen a blade before agreeing to attempt it.  One thing I have been thinking about is a set reducer to run blades through prior to sharpening and then resetting them once sharpened.  I am interested to know if anyone has come up with something like that.  It would seem if you can get the set down to .010" they would sharpen more consistently and then set them where they need to be.  Trying to do it with pliers is just too time consuming.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 03:13:53 PM »
I had an unsetter/desetter/set reducer made a few years ago!

When I get ready to set blades, the first thing I do is draw the blade through the rollers backwards to remove some of the set, without damaging the points!





It really works nice, speeds up the setting time.

There are a couple of more pics in my gallery.
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2020, 04:06:27 PM »
Thanks Chuck White,  What a great idea.  I think one like that will do just what I want it to as well.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2020, 06:57:12 AM »
Once the blade is drawn through the rollers, the (the way it's set now) set is reduced to .015-.016!

This one is slightly adjustable, because I had the holes through the plate drilled just a little oversize, so it's adjustable by a few thousandths!
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2020, 12:56:20 PM »
Chuck, How do you draw the blade through the rollers?  With gloved hands or do you use some other method?  Pulling a blade backwards through the rollers seems like it would be hard on the hands pulling against pointed teeth.  Does it require having a large box of band-aids available?   ???
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Re: sharpening bandsaw blades for others
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2020, 03:00:41 PM »
Sturdy gloves and a tight grip. 

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2020, 04:16:20 PM »
Start with the uncoiled blade, and my Wood-Mizer blades will be reversed!

It all depends on which side of the blade you want to pull!

1. Holding the band out, horizontally in front of you, drop the left side of the loop (teeth up) in between the two rollers!

2. With gloves, draw the blade through the rollers, need to keep the right side of the loop just a little lower than the left or the blade will come up from in between the rollers!

3. Once the blade has made the complete circle, lift up on the right side and the blade will rise up and clear of the rollers!

NOTE:  It doesn't take much force to pull the blade through the rollers!
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1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG25 Kohler - Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener and single-tooth setter, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain a Wood-Mizer


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