Coiling a Bandsaw Blade

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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    • 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.

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  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?

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    • 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.

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  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.

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  3. David
    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.

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  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.

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  5. cusafeman
    cusafeman

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

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