A bandsaw would rarely prove to be useful without its blades. These terrifically versatile tools are trending big among plumbers, woodcutters and others involved in the construction industry. But what if the blades turn crappy after using for some time? Sharpening the blades can be a heck of a job for many, yet most people prefer fixing the old ones instead of investing in fresh blades.
Ways of sharpening
Bandsaw blades dull after sometime. Given the numerous teeth the tools are known to have, re-sharpening might seem like a daunting task for many. DIY methods involves basic sharpening that has been followed over the years, but in general, there are two ways of going about it- mechanically, via machines designed to sharpen and reset the blades and the other, manually, whereby hand tools can be used to re-sharpen dull blades.
The machine or mechanical sharpeners are a tad costly, which is exactly why ‘do-it-yourself’ option sells like hot cake! Hand sharpening is akin to the latter with either simple hand tools or few power ones.
Process of sharpening
Sharpening the blade on or off the saw follows the same process. Here’s how:
Re-sharpening the blades is no doubt time-consuming. It’s much simpler to go in for new ones, but armed with the knowledge of fine-tuning the blades pays off!