That's about how I do it - for longer blades, I do another twist so
there are actually 5 loops.
I think it's pretty funny that he talks about safety protection and
holds up a face shield, but then while he's coiling the blade, you see
the face shield sitting on the ground beside him. I know you it's
better for the microphone with the shield off, and I think he wore
glasses, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Good post and method. A little different than the way that I do it, but it
The part I would leave out is where he has it coiled and procedues to "work"
the coil to be as neat as possible, all the while banging and grinding the
teeth against each other and the blade body.
I liked the part where he puts the finished coil into a plastic ziplock bag.
I had visions of him putting it in the freezer or refigerator. Or into a
dresser drawer. This guy must be a major neatnik.
You are right. There is no way that the blade would benefit from all that
manipulation he did after he coiled it. What happened to that old trick of
just hanging it from a nail?
Depends on the tape. Some tapes eventually fail and you don't want to
be anywhere close to a bandsaw blade that suddenly opens explosively.
Some leave residue on the blade that will pick up sawdust and may slip
off the wheel. If you use a good, high quality tape, I don't know
that you'd have any problem though but I'd prefer using something that
isn't going to fail and isn't going to leave anything sticky on the
blade to begin with.
Pipe cleaners! Easy on, easy off, and reusable if you don't let them
close to the dust collector intake.
One pack from the local Walgreen's smoker's section and you're good for
a loooong time. Still working on the pack I bought around 1985.
Forgot to mention the anther use in the shop...
I recently reglued a half dozen dining room chairs for our daughter. El
cheapo, Ikea specials or something similar they picked up on Craigslist
or somesuch that had been racked till they were ready to collapse.
Pipe cleaners were really great for getting just enough TBIII into the
mortise joints. Works like a charm and toss them when done.
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