Bow saw blades

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    Gavin Lennox
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    Morning all, I hope everyone is safe and well. I have a couple of bow saws from a car boot sale that I was hoping to use again. The blades are in pretty bad shape and I was hoping to replace them. Has anyone done a similar thing and have any recommendations for replacement blades?

    Thanks – Gavin

    #684148
    Thomas Brown
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    Have a look on eBay to see a range of blades available for different jobs. It depends what you want to use the saw for.

    #684160
    deanbecker
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    I went to a big box store and bought a mileaukee portable bandsaw blade. Snapped it to length drilled it and it works really nice it is a 12 point blade. I think i will get six blades from the two pack. I have used the begeebers out of the first one and its still good.

    #684172
    Larry Geib
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    It would help to know what your current blades look like.

    There are lots of different bow saws out there, from firewood buck saws to fine turning saws.

    A distance between pins would also help. But the advice to look at band saw stock is generally sound.

    #684188
    Gavin Lennox
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    Thanks all, a bit more info on my part would of been helpful apologies. One is a buck saw and one is a turning saw, I was planning on using them as intended really

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    Distance between pins on the turning saw is 58cm the buck saw is 73cm though it’s screwed straight to the frame
    Thanks again for all the input

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    #684268
    Marty
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    I bought a blade from a timber framing supplier and paid way too much for it way back when I first saw Paul’s video on making a bow saw. I still have it, but seldom use it. I may make a new one with better features someday with better timber, but until then it still looks good on the wall in the shop.

    #684740
    Gavin Lennox
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    Thanks all much appreciated

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