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darkzero

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On my bandsaw blade that is. ;) Actually it was a few teeth.

I normally use a 5-8 tpi blade most of time and switch back & forth to a 8-12 tpi. I really should have switched to my 10-14 tpi blade but I only had to make one cut on some steel plate. I've done this before cutting thin alumn & just ease into it by hand & use a slow feed on the feed cylinder. Wasn't so lucky this time. Now my 5-8 tpi blade has a bad lump while cutting. Ruined a perfectly good blade by being lazy! I hate to throw the blade away & keep thinking of ways to save it or use it for something else. Wish I had a tig welder & knew how to weld. Yeah yeah, I knew better & I hear about this all the time... "been there done that" from others but finally it happened to me. Lesson learned. :bang head:

So just a reminder, don't be lazy!
 

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I am thinking I need 3 bandsaws so I never have to change a blade to match the stock I am cutting...
Robert
 

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Ahhhhh………………...so you got yerself a West Virginia blade now ? :grin: Disclaimer ……….No harm meant to any WVians on here , it's one of my favorite states . :encourage:
 

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We always had outside people come in the shop and use our verticle BS . We used to keep skip tooth blades on it for thicker aluminum or wood . It used to be an adventure when I went to use it on nightshift only to find out that 8" of teeth were missing , and another 8"s of teeth just went down my open shirt . :grin:
 

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I actually have 4 blades for mine and I've been tempted to be lazy too. I finally worked out the fastest, easiest way to change the blade, and I keep at least 2 different blades close to the saw plus a pair of gloves
Mark
 

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I feel your pain Will, I bent a perfectly good( NOS) blade that I had just installed , it almost brought tears to my eyes, I felt so stupid for not paying attention to what I was cutting but if stuff like that happens once in a blue moon then you can always forgive yourself , I'm still working on it:tranquility:.
 
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