You might want to look up the April 18th, 2004 thread here
entitled "bandsaw blades".
Use Google groups search.
The above must all be on the same line to work.
Several ways (including TIG) are discussed.
Have repaired broken bandsaw blades and made new ones from bulk stock ,
best way I have found over the years is to join them with silver solder , I
make up a hold down fixture from bar stock with the back or non teeth edge
of blade against the bar and some relief near the joint, grind a scarf or
taper on the flat of the two ends so they mate in the fixture, clamp both
ends and make sure the blade is flat, brush the flux on the joint and bring
it up to silver melting point, don't overheat, add silver, let cool and
grind flush, keep grind lines parallel with blade , Good Luck.
This question seems to come up quite often. If you've got some pictures
and an explanation, I can post this on WeldingFaq.com so folks can refer to
it from time to time.
'Web Guy & Hobbyist Welder'
Bandsaw blade blade welder is easiest way to weld bandsaw blades.Even
made in china blade wleder is expensive. Here is a web page selling a
bandsaw blade welder powered by 12V battery.
Should be easy to make your own copy.
"Shawn" wrote: (clip) Probably because the company buys the cables. (clip)
"Martin H. Eastburn" wrote: (clip) Maybe there is some electronic stuff in
If Shawn is right, the the OP ought to be able to build such a welder
without too much difficulty. If Martin is right, then it may become a
little more complicated.
I suggest that a Ford auto type of starter coil that is controlled by 12 V and
witches the high current - use battery charger or larger wire inside... Use lugs
or make one out of thick soft copper.
I figure if a starter coil on the side panel will start a 1955 Ford when it is
It should melt and weld the ends.
The coil keeps the requirement of 100 amps or so off the push button.
Ok - you don't have to use a FORD one - but Chevy IIRC, put them inside the
Maybe a John Deer :-) I bet a farmer thought of it 50 years ago anyway... :-)
Martin Eastburn, Barbara Eastburn
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