Howdy...I've got a half-dozen 1/8th to 1/2 inch broken band saw blades for
my itty bitty three wheel Grizzly G8976 62 inch bandsaw. The model has
been removed from the current Grizzly list. I break the blades with great
regularity.. I mostly saw soft pine and rarely use the machine. However, it
is a savior for some jobs, like the odd dimensioned & angled TV cabinet
shelf that I am working on now.
Due to the odd size of the blades, I wind up paying about ten bucks for each
one, and they never last. Is there an inexpensive way to weld these things
back together? I've kept the broken ones. Maybe welding five or six blades
back together will help pay for the equipment. I've done a little web
searching and most of the blade welder units are $150.00 or up.
I've seen small $89.00/$100.00 110 v plug-in welders at Harbor Freight.
Will any of those units do the job, and maybe allow for some additional fun
projects? Obviously, I am not interested in making a business of this, nor
of doing anything on large size metal.
As you can already tell, I know NOTHING about welding.