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Old 15-05-17, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Recycling saw blades.

I've just rescued half a dozen tungsten carbide blades off our steel drop saw from the bin at work and thought I might be able to do something with them.
Was thinking I might be able to make some scrapers or wood chisels ?
Any ideas how to cut them ? Would a regular cutting disc work ?

Any other ideas of anything else I can use them for would be appreciated.
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Old 15-05-17, 10:01 AM   #2
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I assume they are tungsten carbide tipped blades? The blade material is unhardened and of little use. There is a good reason your company put them in the bin - put them back where they belong!

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Old 15-05-17, 11:40 AM   #3
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If they are tipped blades a saw doctor will be able to braze new tips onto each tooth, if your company is like mine it's less hassle to buy a new blade than repair the old one.

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Old 15-09-17, 06:21 PM   #4
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I was given some old blades and, having ground off the teeth, they make excellent scrapers
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Old 15-09-17, 08:15 PM   #5
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Or you could drive an automated saw sharpener from your engine?

Welland17SER175 by Robert Starr, on Flickr

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Thats a unfortunate middle name
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Old 15-09-17, 09:08 PM   #7
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Some of those saw sharpeners are quite hypnotic to watch.



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Old 24-11-17, 09:55 PM   #8
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They make handy scrapers
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