bandsaw blade took a bite out of me
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Opened a box with a new bandsaw blade, cut the quick ties  and the thing slipped away from me. Uncoiled and landed right above my glove and slid about 5 inches up my arm to my jacket. Left 3 nicely bleeding scratches. If I leave out the swear words I didn't say a thing about it. Just went to the house for bandages and a lecture from my wife about being more careful.
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#12
  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
Yep, they're easy to lose a fight with!
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#13
  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
at least it appears to be sharp.
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  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
I always keep one gloved hand wrapped around the blade while undoing the ties. I've been gotten before, handling 1-1/4"x 13'-2" bandmill blades.
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  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
Hell, I wear gloves on both hands and safety glasses! I had a resaw king get away from me once trying to fold it. It didn't get me but I was dancing around the shop trying to stay away from it till it stopped bouncing around!
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(11-30-2018, 05:02 PM)gear jammer Wrote: Opened a box with a new bandsaw blade, cut the quick ties  and the thing slipped away from me. Uncoiled and landed right above my glove and slid about 5 inches up my arm to my jacket. Left 3 nicely bleeding scratches. If I leave out the swear words I didn't say a thing about it. Just went to the house for bandages and a lecture from my wife about being more careful.

Ouch! Those things are a PITA. I like to wear long sleeves, gloves, and a face shield until I get a new blade uncoiled. And do something nice for somebody first so you have some karma on your side.
One instructor I took a class with years ago would carefully take off the ties and then throw the coiled blade on the floor a few feet away. It would uncoil and slither around on the floor. Worked for him but the shop floor there was wood. My shop space is the garage with a concrete floor - probably not great for a blade.
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  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
I wear gloves and throw them out on the grass or the wood shop floor.
Gary

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(12-01-2018, 11:24 AM)Gary G™ Wrote: I wear gloves and throw them out on the grass

I've done that before. Some blades just seem to be a snake, and wanting a piece of you Laugh
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#19
  Re: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by gear jammer (Opened a box with a ...)
Yep; I had a carbide tipped 124” 1” 3tpi blade rip my shirt sleeve.
Laugh
Gary

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  Re: RE: bandsaw blade took a bite out of me by Large Wooden Badger (at least it appears ...)
(11-30-2018, 06:21 PM)Large Wooden Badger Wrote: at least it appears to be sharp.


Even the dull ones have bitten me when coiling.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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