broken bandsaw blades

What do the members of this group do to repair your broken bandsaw
blades? Between my metal and wood bandsaws, I have gotten quite a
collection of broken blades over the years that could be repaired. I
am ready to invest in a blade repair system, but I don't which system
works best.....thanks
Reply to
flyfisher
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I made a very simple jig to hold the scarfed ends correctly aligned while brazing them. The jig took an hour or so to make (real simple stuff), and it takes only a minute or two to prepare the ends and make the joint.
Reply to
Gary Wooding
I clamp the ends down to my welding table and TIG the ends back together, temper the weld with a torch, and flatten the weld on the belt sander. I've never had a repair fail.
Reply to
Polymer Man
Silver brazing makes a very strong joint and is easy to do with a propane torch and a simple jig. Scarf the ends at about 30° and clamp in alignment before brazing. I have made blades from bulk blade stock using this method for many years without problems.
Randy
Reply to
R. O'Brian
Any difference between bimetal blades and plain carbon? I have a cheap blade welder and it welds plain carbon fine but so far I haven't had luck welding the more exotic bimetallic blades ..
GWE
R. O'Brian wrote:
Reply to
Grant Erwin
I have always used bimetal.
Randy
Reply to
R. O'Brian
I use a Airco 300 Squarewave tig welder and stainless steel filler.
Gunner
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 22:3
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Gunner

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