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03-14-2004, 01:25 PM
I don't know much about them, except that they are welded together from steel banding. Do you need a spot welder to do this? Or can it be done with MIG? I assume that I would need to make some sort of jig to keep the banding aligned when welding it. Teach me. Pics are great teaching aids.:cool:
03-14-2004, 01:45 PM
Fla Jim brazes his own & posted this:
lotsa good stuff!
03-14-2004, 10:37 PM
Silver solder works better. :D
03-14-2004, 10:57 PM
They can also be TIG'ed. Typical blade welder is a specialized resistance welder.
MIG is unsuitable. Stick won't do it either.
03-15-2004, 08:01 AM
The "Starrett" blade stock is excellent. I'm still using the original blade I put on in January.
The blade has cut a bunch of stuff!
03-16-2004, 12:31 AM
That is what I use also, good stuff.
04-08-2004, 09:40 PM
Can I ask how much $$$ the 100' stock was?
If I can get a Lennox 14tpi for under $20 I may go with that for now. I just got the HF cheapie, we'll see if it's Chi-Com or Taiwan or what.
04-08-2004, 09:44 PM
If I remember I think I paid about 60 bucks at Wholesale tool for the 100' roll. That's a lot of blades!:D
04-08-2004, 10:14 PM
That is a lot of blades on that little saw, like 18 or so. Good price, thanks.
04-09-2004, 12:12 AM
100 foot roll of 14 tpi x 5/8 Lennox will cost you $228-
No, you do NOT get a kiss with it, or lubricant.
04-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Anyone have experience with the HF blade welder? I used a blade welder when I was in the tool room and results were great. If HF blade welder works half as good, would beat trying to silver solder.
04-09-2010, 11:20 AM
Yes, I have the HF bandsaw blade welder that I bought when they first came out. Mine has the built-in blade grinder & I noticed they do not come that way anymore. I bought (2)bulk 1/2" carbon blade stock in 250' spools 5 years ago from a hardware store closing down in 10 & 14tpi that have served me well. $56/roll..... a real steal. The HF welder will do up to 1/2" wide stock with ease, although you have to learn the technique to mate the edges perfectly. The $109 investment for the HF welder has paid itself off many times over.....it's a good unit.
04-09-2010, 12:22 PM
I have tigged a few clamped down to my steel bench. Seems to work. But you have to be sure the ends are in line/ straight. I did one that wasn't for my wood bandsaw. It worked but was not smooth.
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