Od Bandsaw blades - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Od Bandsaw blades

 In American Woodworker Blog

Before you throw out those old, broken, or dull bandsaw blades, go "Green".      Take that old blade and make strips about a foot or so long.   When you have a nice handful, tape the ends together and make a rasp.    Alternate the teeth as you assemble the strip.  You can make them  as wide as you want, or just a few strips.   If the blade is a course one, you have a rasp.    If the blades are fine toothed, you now have a "rifler" file.      A few strips, taped together, can get into those tight spots.    One could even build a wood handle by cutting a groove for the strip to fit into.    IF you have a way of brazing, or welding, you can use that instead of tape.     Anyway, beats throwing the old blades out, doesn't it?

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