Coiling a Bandsaw Blade

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Duration: 1:48

George Vondriska demonstrates how to properly coil and store a large band saw blade for DIY woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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11 Responses to “Coiling a Bandsaw Blade”

    • WWGOA Team
      WWGOA Team

      No. Even if the tape breaks, the blade won’t necessarily uncoil. Normally you will have to flex the blade a bit to start it uncoiling.

  1. Dennis Alstott
    Dennis Alstott

    Does the tape reside affect the blade when it’s back in operation? Should we use some type cleaner to make sure the masking tape is completely remove?

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Dennis. If your tape leaves some residue, then you should clean it off. The residue could bind in the work piece or get on your tires.

  2. yutaka mori
    yutaka mori

    I watched several coiling videos on youtube, but I think this is the best way. Unfortunately the video quality is too bad.

  3. David

    Hello George,
    how about direction of teeth and wear gloves and use 3/4 in. Mini Spring Clamps from box store HD instead of tape?
    Thanks for all ya do.

  4. Cy Galley
    Cy Galley

    You can also do the coiling a second time on longer blades which will give you 5 coils instead of the 3.

    • Joe Russo
      Joe Russo

      I have also resorted to a 5 coil on longer blades. It was more complicated. Do you follow George’s method and then keep compressing the three coils until one is large enough to coil again?

  5. cusafeman

    I like to use a twist tie instead of tape to store my folded blades – easy to apply/remove and no residue.

  6. Cmac

    I was reading a story about logging and the mills taking the logs for sawing into lumber. They told of a mill in the Pacific NW that had one of the big industrial blades get loose and go bounding around the mill. When it came to rest they just concreted it in place and left it there.