Looping bandsaw blades

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Tony Manell » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00



For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get my extra bandsaw blades
into a small looped shape for storage.  I've got 4 blades proped up in a
corner in thier fully extended shape.  Im allways bumping them when I sweep
and then they fall all over the floor.  Can someone explain how this is
done.  Thanks.
 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by John Luca » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Tony
    Buy one of the window shades for you dash that rolls up the same
way.  For some reason it is easier to roll one of those up than it is to
roll a bandsaw blade.  I guess it's the addition of the cloth
reflector.  I couldn't roll up a blade until I got one of the
reflectors.  After a few dozen times folding the reflector the bandsaw
blade was pretty easy.  You also don't risk getting cut when it snaps
back open.  John

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by stapley » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Tony go to  http://www.laymar-crafts.co.uk whole section of Links on Bandsaws
including numerous ones covering Folding of Bandsaw Blades.

Richard

Quote:

> For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get my extra bandsaw blades
> into a small looped shape for storage.  I've got 4 blades proped up in a
> corner in thier fully extended shape.  Im allways bumping them when I sweep
> and then they fall all over the floor.  Can someone explain how this is
> done.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Jim Go » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Hi, Tony

There is a simple way to fold a bandsaw blade.
First, put on some gloves. Then, hold the blade in a vertical circle. Step on
the blade with your foot at 6 o'clock. Hold the blade in one hand with your
fingers down and your palm out. Now twist the blade 1/2 turn (so your palm is
facing in) while lowering it toward the floor. Continue twisting (using the
other hand) until you've gone one full turn, still lowering toward the floor.
At this point you will have 3 equal-sized loops. Remove your foot and arrange
them with your hands so they fit together. You now have a small triple coil.
Wrap a twist-tie around it at one or two points to keep it from springing back
out, and you're done.
To open the blade again, hold it with a gloved hand while removing the
twist-tie, and then toss the blade onto the lawn. It will spring open all by
itself when it hits the grass.
-Jim Gott

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by scott swag » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Hey, I do at least 12 blades every month for the past 25 years.  Simlpy
step on the blade and invert your right hand and twist as you bend down
and presto its looped.

Lionseyes

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Rick » Tue, 06 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Congratulations Jim! This is the best, clearest description of
the art of bandsaw looping that I have ever seen anywhere. I
especially like the bit about throwing it out onto the lawn! This
is particularly important for anything over 1/2". R

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Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Dennis Ivan » Wed, 07 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I have done this many times bu have never tried to describe the process.  Here
goes:

1.  Hold the bandsaw blade at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions with the
teeth away from you, resting on your palms.

2.  Twist the blade inward with your thumbs as you bring your hands together
and cross them in front of you.  As you do this, you should see the blade form
three loops with the upper and lower bending down.

3.  Continue bending the loops inward and they will come together into one
single loop about one third the diameter of the bandsaw blade..

4.  At this point, secure them with a twist tie or tape and you are ready to
store them.

I hope this has helped you.  Good Luck!

Dennis Ivans

Quote:

> For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get my extra bandsaw blades
> into a small looped shape for storage.  I've got 4 blades proped up in a
> corner in thier fully extended shape.  Im allways bumping them when I sweep
> and then they fall all over the floor.  Can someone explain how this is
> done.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Jim Bole » Wed, 07 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Dennis here is an easier and safer way.  Hold the blade in front of you
at the 12 o'clock position, palm facing up.  Step on the blade at the 6
o'clock position.  Twist the wrist as you bend down and the blade will
coil very nicely and it's farther away from your face.  Jim
Quote:

> I have done this many times bu have never tried to describe the process.  Here
> goes:

> 1.  Hold the bandsaw blade at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions with the
> teeth away from you, resting on your palms.

> 2.  Twist the blade inward with your thumbs as you bring your hands together
> and cross them in front of you.  As you do this, you should see the blade form
> three loops with the upper and lower bending down.

> 3.  Continue bending the loops inward and they will come together into one
> single loop about one third the diameter of the bandsaw blade..

> 4.  At this point, secure them with a twist tie or tape and you are ready to
> store them.

> I hope this has helped you.  Good Luck!

> Dennis Ivans


> > For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get my extra bandsaw blades
> > into a small looped shape for storage.  I've got 4 blades proped up in a
> > corner in thier fully extended shape.  Im allways bumping them when I sweep
> > and then they fall all over the floor.  Can someone explain how this is
> > done.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by manc.. » Wed, 07 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Tony

I've been looping bandsaw blades for 30 years now and recently had to
demonstrate how it was done to two newcomers. Not only could I not
describe the method, I couldn't get it right in front of them! I had to
practice in another room first.

I usually hold the blade at 12 o'clock in my right hand palm down. Then
twist the left hand so the fingers are pointing to my stomach and hold
the blade palm up at 6 o'clock. Now twist both hands in opposite
directions (they only go one way) bringing the top hand to the bottom
and the bottom hand to the top. The blade will form a triple loop as
your hands come closer together.

Hope this helps

Alan



Quote:
> For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get my extra bandsaw
blades
> into a small looped shape for storage.  I've got 4 blades proped up in
a
> corner in thier fully extended shape.  Im allways bumping them when I
sweep
> and then they fall all over the floor.  Can someone explain how this
is
> done.  Thanks.

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Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Rick » Thu, 08 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Go with Jim's method. Standing on the blade is always going to be
a lot safer than trying to manipulate it in front of your face,
and DON'T forget his suggestion about throwing it on the lawn
when you undo it. Undoing a large bandsaw blade is like suddenly
finding you're holding a feral cat by the tail! R

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Looping bandsaw blades

Post by RJFaut » Thu, 08 Jun 2000 04:00:00


This site shows you how.

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Sorry no grass tossing in my shop, it's in the ba***t, but the carpet
works well.

Regards,

Browse on by to my website
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

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Looping bandsaw blades

Post by RJFaut » Thu, 08 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Take a look here:

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Sorry no grass here,  my shop is in the ba***t,  but the carpet works
just fine.

--
Regards,

Browse on by to my website
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

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Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Tony Manell » Fri, 09 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Thanks for all of your responses.  The step-on-it method worked well and I
felt very safe.
Tony Manella
 
 
 

Looping bandsaw blades

Post by Rick Stei » Fri, 09 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have done this many times bu have never tried to describe the process.  Here
> goes:

> 1.  Hold the bandsaw blade at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions with the
> teeth away from you, resting on your palms.

> 2.  Twist the blade inward with your thumbs as you bring your hands together
> and cross them in front of you.  As you do this, you should see the blade form
> three loops with the upper and lower bending down.

> 3.  Continue bending the loops inward and they will come together into one
> single loop about one third the diameter of the bandsaw blade..

> 4.  At this point, secure them with a twist tie or tape and you are ready to
> store them.

> I hope this has helped you.  Good Luck!

> Dennis Ivans

I spent over 20 years in the bicycle business. You fold a bike tire the exact same
way. Go to your local bike store and see if a mechanic will give a demo. It's easy
to do, albeit difficult to describe. Get a 700c bike tire to practise on.

Rick