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Offline dgdrls

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Storing extra blades
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:40:53 pm »
What are members with swing mills doing to store their extra blades?

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Re: Storing extra blades
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:41:26 am »
At this time mine are still in the cardboard shipping boxes from the saw doctor.  I've thought about making a couple out of canvas stitched to aluminum rails lined with hardboard on the bottom and sides.  I'd either have a v-flap or zipper closure for access to the carrier.  If I'm not mistaken the ones they sell run around $70 for my 10" sawblade.
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Re: Storing extra blades
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 11:10:35 am »
Cardboard shipping boxes for me too. I just keep them in the shed, up off the ground.
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Re: Storing extra blades
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 01:58:32 pm »
Just a question from me.  Given our humidity, wouldn't the cardboard gradually attract/absorb moisture which would ultimately cause the blade to rust? 

I know that I had an unopened "flat pack" of bandmill blades that did rust some.
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Re: Storing extra blades
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 08:09:43 pm »
Yes Magic,  when I purchased my mill the extra blades were in cardboard,
and they did surface rust.  I built a simple wood "caddy" and have the extra's
stored up-right with light machine oil on them.  was wondering if I should store
them in a different fashion? 

flat packed,  vertical, suspended by the eye on a steel or wood dowel?

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