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gegcorp2012

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Hey, If you have a band saw, you will eventually have a broken or damaged blade as well. I took my first damaged blade and sliced it into a few pieces to make a couple of other blades....

I used a grinder and drill to make the right shape to try a piece in my "Sawzall" recip saw, however the band saw stock is a bit thinner.

Worse case would be the manual option - to recycle the band saw blade stock as a hack saw blade.
 

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Update - the band saw stock did not last long as a sawzall blade. It fractured once it got pinched in the rebar that I was trying to cut. It might work cutting thinner metal as long as it don't get pinched.
 

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I worked in a factory as a CNC tech.
The tooling shop had a big industrial bandsaw.
They would change out bands all the time, usually with a lot of life left.
I would wander in at times and grab one out of the scrap bin.

The saw had a band repair, welder, annealer on the side that I used to resize for my homeowner size floor bandsaw.
I even bought a portable handheld bandsaw and figured the free bands probably covered the cost of it.
 
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