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Convert broken metal bandsaw blades to hacksaw blades Answered

My son-in-law had a broken metal cutting bandsaw blade. I did not want to bother trying to weld the broken blade, grind it smooth, and then try to temper it. I used a 12" hacksaw blade as a guide and drilled holes in the broken band. Cutting to length was easier than I expected. I used an ordinary tin snips. Drilling was easier than expected, too. I got three hacksaw blades from the band with a few inches of surplus.

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Yonatan24 (author)2018-04-12

James Wright uses (new) bandsaw blades as a /frame saw blades for ripping lumber by hand. I need to make one too.

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schaapkameel (author)2018-04-12

very nice thinking! If the Hacksaws break, you can reuse them as Kalimba tines!


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