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Choosing the right band saw blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 33

Modifying a band saw blade to make a satin-smooth cut.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 10

Tip describes how to file band saw blades with a chain saw file.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 22

Choosing band saw blades.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 45

Silver-soldering band saw blades.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 58

Foolproof way to grind the broken ends of a band saw blade so the brazed joint fits together perfectly.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 24

Shop-made hardwood guide blocks for a band saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 34

Tip suggests replacing metal guide blocks on a band saw with ones made from hard maple.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 32

Six heavyweight band saw blades for resawing are evaluated.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 51

Tip on folding a band saw blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 10

Tip on making inexpensive guide blocks from solid-surface material, like Corian.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 16

Make disposable guide blocks from hardwood scraps which can capture or trap the blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 24

Tool test of premium blades used for band saw resawing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 103

Inexpensive technique for silver soldering band saw blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1990 (v.13#12) pg. 10

Advice on band saw blade sharpening and teeth-resetting.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1991 (v.14#11) pg. 10

Advice on how to rectify the problem of breaking band saw blades.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1993 (v.16#12) pg. 8

Band saw blade repair jig holds a broken band saw blade securely while silver soldering. Est. cost: $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 6

Tip shows how to gently round the back edges of a band saw blade to allow cutting of tighter curves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 24

Tip tells how to set band saw guides close to the blade, but not too close.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 16

Tip on adjusting band saw blade and a warning about broken blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 8

Increase the throat capacity of a band saw by making a replacement blade guide which twists the blade 25-degrees outward.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 16

Band saw blades. (1) Repairing. (2) Making your own blades from bulk rolls. (3) Sharpening jig.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 82
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 6

Coping with band saw vibration when using bimetal blades. Some tips.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 26

Tip on relieving band saw blade tension.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 22

Band saw blades. Making the right choices for top performance. Includes tips on blade installation and extending blade life.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 62

Tip on sharpening band saw blades using a carbide rotary file mounted in a Dremel grinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 12

Illustrations show one method for folding a band saw blade using one hand and your foot.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 18

Tip on how to buy band saw blades in 100-ft. rolls, cut them to length and join with silver solder.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #589 Jun 1977 (v.73) pg. 78

Tip: How to side-joint the teeth of a band saw blade to prevent run off (pulling off to the same side when trying to follow a line).
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 4

Filing jig for band saw blades.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1964 (v.121#6) pg. 163

Brazing fixture for making your own band saw blades from bulk 100 ft. rolls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1965 (v.123#2) pg. 188

Jig for sharpening band saw blades on a band saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 184

A look at the new Grit-Edge band saw blades by Remington that can be used to cut tile, slate, steel, glass, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 137

Fixture to hold the narrow blade of a band saw while hand-filing. Tips on correct filing included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 28

Workshop minicourse. Installing band saw blades.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 138

Tip: Lubricate jigsaw and band saw blades with shaving cream.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 216

How to repair a broken band saw blade by grinding the ends and silver soldering them back together.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 142

Tip on making replacement throat plates for your band saw which have a narrower blade opening.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 11

Brazing fixture for making or repairing band saw blades is made from aluminum angle.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #66 May 1992 (v.11#6) pg. 78

Tip on making a band saw blade brazing jig from a large butt hinge.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #70 Jan 1993 (v.12#4) pg. 10

Tip on joining broken band saw blades along a 45-degree angle to prolong their life.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 10

One-handed method for folding a band saw blade.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #109 Jul 1999 (v.19#3) pg. 76

Band saw set-up. How to remove and install a blade. How to adjust tracking, tension, thrust bearings, guide blocks, etc.
SHOPNOTES #13 Jan 1994 (v.3) pg. 10

An explanation of the purpose of metal guide blocks in a band saw.
SHOPNOTES #33 May 1997 (v.6) pg. 14

How to fold an unruly band saw blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 14
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 8

Tip: Use a whetstone to hone the sides of a band saw blade and remove the "set" on the teeth. This will produce a glass-smooth cut when using narrow (1/8") blades.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 16

Tips on proper tensioning of band saw blades.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 86

Tip on installing a band-saw blade so it doesn't "jump off" one wheel while working on another wheel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 18

Shopping for band saw blades. Tips on appropriate length, width, and tooth patterns.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 78

Tip on correcting defective welds on band saw blades.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 8

Tip suggests labeling to make retensioning band saw blades easier.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 24

Tip suggests a method for adjusting a band saw's blade tension without having to remove the housing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 12

Holder (rack) to store folded band saw blades.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 84

How to fold a band saw blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 85

What woodworkers need to know about band saw blades. Selecting the correct blade, tooth profile, pitch, bi-metal blades, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 36

How to determine the proper tension on any band saw blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 22

Tip on replacing fiber blade guides with wooden guides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 26

Low-cost jig for welding band saw blades.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 30

Tip on storing folded band saw blades in food storage bags.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 35

Joining band saw blades. This simple silver soldering jig helps to reduce the cost of new blades and repair broken ones.
WOODCARVING #4 Jun-Aug 1993 pg. 52

Tips on selecting band saw blades.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 23

Band saw blades compared. Looks at standard, skip, and hook styles.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 30

Band saw blades. (1) Selection. (2) Using narrow blades. (3) Extending blade life. (4) Blades for resawing.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 12

Tip to keep blade from coming off the upper wheel while trying to install it on the lower wheel.
WOODSMITH #93 Jun 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Tip on measuring band saw blade tension using a fish weighing scale and a ruler.
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Tip on using an angle grinder to sharpen a band saw blade while still on the machine.
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 73

Band saw aid. How to make, repair, and get the best from your band saw blades.
WOODTURNING #30 Mar 1995 pg. 53

Diagrams show how to coil band saw blades for storage.
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 360

Tip: How to repair or make band saw blades using the silver solder method. Two jigs to hold the blade while soldering are shown.
WOODWORKER #1073 Apr 1983 (v.87) pg. 267, 269

Tip: How to repair broken band saw blades by brazing using carbon rods and electricity to melt the brazing metal.
WOODWORKER #1076 Jul 1983 (v.87) pg. 463

Tips on adjusting the tracking of a band saw blade.
WOODWORKER #1095 Feb 1985 (v.89) pg. 89

Mending band saw blades by silver soldering. Includes instructions for building a simple jig to hold the blade during soldering.
WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1031

Tip on releasing blade tension on a band saw.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 144

Tip on sharpening hard (disposable) band saw blades on a grinding wheel.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 649

Tip on making a simple jig to braze or silver solder a band saw blade.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 821

Formula to determine the length of a band saw blade.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 51

Fine-tuning your band saw. Blade tracking solutions. Converting blades to round-backed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 12
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 5

Tip describes how to foil creeping guide blocks on a band saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 8

Using correct band saw blades assure accurate cutting. Tips on blade selection and use.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 36