How to Coil A Bandsaw Blade
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your shop space is at a premium, here's an important tip for
some, re-coiling a Bandsaw Blade is next to impossible. They
either punch holes in their fingers with the sharp pointed
Blade teeth...or get "close" to success, only to have the
Blade "boing" out of their hands and fly across the shop.
But....it's really not that difficult.
the method that's easiest for most woodworkers. Caution:
If you're working with a heavier gauge Blade with coarse teeth
(such as a 1/2" or 5/8" Resawing Blade), we recommend wearing
a pair of gloves to avoid puncturing your fingers. Smaller
blades with finer teeth won't require this precaution.
Here goes... Stand up and grasp the blade with both hands
(at 3:00 & 9:00 on a clock face)...with the teeth pointing
AWAY from you. Extend your arms fully in front of you.
Twist the blade - in a clockwise direction with your right
hand - and a counter-clockwise direction with your left hand
(or vice-versa, depending on whether you're right or left-handed).
you twist, the blade will start to coil naturally, causing
your hands to move closer to each other and requiring you
to pull your arms in closer to your body to complete the action.
the blade coils completely, your hands will be directly above
each other...very close to your body...almost like you're
about to "hug" yourself.
it. Pretty easy, eh ?