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Old 02-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #301
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I use the 4x6 HF horizontal bandsaw to do my long precise cuts, after being shown the light by Abe. I used to use a 4.5" cutoff and a sharpie line, and luck. And a lot more time.

I use good blades from mcmaster (sarrett?), but they crack before the teeth wear out. I may have the belt too tight, or running too slow, or need to run coolant, but they still last a long time.

I just hate having a belt snap and the teeth are still sharper than a ****.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #302
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Tim, if you snap a band saw blade, just weld it back together with no filler and grind it flat. Thats how we make band saw blades at school, we buy the blade stock in a long coil and weld them to fit, hell our verticals even have a welding and grinding setup on the side of them for making/repairing blades. Starrett are damn good blades though.
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Tried that first, and umm well that doesn't work for me. The heat treated teeth tend to do something quite odd when they get hot enough to melt. So I bring them to work and use the cutter/welder/annealer gizmo on the industrial belt saw, redoing all the cracks along the blade (maybe a half dozen), and the ******* end up being a cunthair too short to fit on the saw. So I have a few busted blades lying around waiting for me to add 2 sections together to make a blade, then I realize I could just buy another blade for $25 and not worry about it.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about the annealing step.
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So looking online it seems that the Grizzy 4x6 bandsaw looks exactly the same as the HF 4x6 band saw. Any reason why in the future I should decide to spend an extra $150 to go with the Grizzly one over the HF one?
Don't forget the magical 20% HF coupon
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:29 PM   #306
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Don't forget the magical 20% HF coupon
Ohh I will not forget my 20% coupon when I finally buy the band saw. The saw is lower down on my to buy list right now. The list is as follows house, air compressor, plasma cutter, band saw.
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another vote for the HF 4x6.... hands down the most useful and often used cutting tool in my garage. I probably shouldn't cut as much wood with it as I do tho, lol... it just works so damn well. Get a decent blade from enco and let er eat. stainless, aluminum, steel, plastic, wood... I generally just leave it on slow cause that way you don't ever have to change speeds.
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If you are planing on saving $350 on a band saw make sure you spend $25 on a face shield and use it, I had a rusty steel sliver taken from one eye from cutting with a grinder, safety glass did not catch it and I can say that it was not fun or cheap...
That said you can do a lot of good work with a grinder, I have a plasma and a band saw and the band saw gets most of the jobs at my shop.
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I got a mild steel sliver in my eye while running a grinder in the machine shop. The grinder had a shield and I was wearing safety glasses. I extracted it with a steel rod, a coil of wire and 2 9v batteries. Like a Boss.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #310
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Back on the exhaust manifold flange for a 1.8l subject, moderators say that is ok to have a group buy w/o being a supporting member so here it is, I can get the 1/2" 304 stainless for $56.50 each when having 10 made, I would like to keep 3 for myself, EFR turbo flanges for $19.50.
Shipping at buyers expence, they fit oin a flat rate box PM me if interested.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #311
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I got a mild steel sliver in my eye while running a grinder in the machine shop. The grinder had a shield and I was wearing safety glasses. I extracted it with a steel rod, a coil of wire and 2 9v batteries. Like a Boss.
What the he'll are the batteries for haha. Heat the wire and sterilize it?

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what the he'll are the batteries for haha. Heat the wire and sterilize it?

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #313
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To power an electro magnet that pulled the sliver from his eye
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**** worked too. Best part was my co-workers getting all crazy about it. I ended up with some pretty good scratches on the inside of my eyelid from the first reactionary blink, but it all worked out in the end.
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Are the flanges going to be oval straight through, or transition to round?
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The flanges will be oval straight trough
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**** worked too. Best part was my co-workers getting all crazy about it. I ended up with some pretty good scratches on the inside of my eyelid from the first reactionary blink, but it all worked out in the end.
In my case the sliver was deep enough to be in the eye tissue , it bothered me for a few minutes and I could not see it on a mirror so I let it go, after a week or so it started bothering me again, by then it was a rust ball. Not fun at all.
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Rust was my big worry as well. I kept thinking "Oh god, did I get all of it!?" I'm such a wuss now, I'd probably blindfold myself and get someone to take me to the hospital.
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I thought that I was bullet proof when I was 20 and am paying for it now, grinding with out hearing protection and on and on. I can still hear that grinder ringing in my head
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Got the 1/2" 304 stainless steel flanges today, they are $54 each + shipping PM me if interested.
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