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Offline RidgeRunner

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Trade points
« on: February 02, 2007, 10:44:37 am »
What is the best way to cut trade points and knife blades out of old skill saw blades?
I have been told two different things by two different guys.
The first guy said that a clod chisel on an anvil would be the fastest way.
The second guy said that a hack saw with a (good blade) was the best way and would produce better shaped points over the cold chisel method.
I have not tried either way yet.

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David
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 11:23:30 am »
David, I've used a cold chisel and it worked fine. I have not used a hack saw yet but I bought a good blade the other day to try. There are trade offs with both methods.   I also tried a Drimmel with a small fiber disc. After 3 discs and no completed point I figured it would be cheeper to buy points. LOL That method didn't work for me but has for others.   Pat
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 11:40:14 am »
I've used a cold chisel, lots-o-work, but it works. I like to cut 'em out with a dremel, but I usually like to make trade points out of thinner stuff like old handsaw blades. Actually haven't made any in a while, use mostly stone points now.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 05:11:24 pm »
I've also used a dremel tool, w/ the fiber discs, they worked great for me.....
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 06:15:05 pm »
  I use a cold chisel on an anvil also.Then clean them up on my belt sander.I can now cut them so they each weigh 125 grn.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 06:21:12 pm »
10-4 Guys  and thanks
The cold chisel method will tried this weekend.
I do not have a good hack saw blade or a drimal yet.  My Birthday is comming up! ;D

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Re: Trade points
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 09:31:10 am »
Just to let everyone know the cold chisel method worked well.
It took about an hour for me to cut 16 point out of one saw blade.

Three are completely finished. They have a blade that is 1" wide and 2" long.
I made a 1/4" long reverse angle on the back of the blade that tapers to a 3/8" wide
by 3/4" long tang. 

I hope this can be understood.  Man I have got to get me some way to post photos!

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David
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 12:10:45 pm »
I also use a drimmel tool,mine is air it dose good I cut out a dozen in a little over an Hr.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007, 12:11:28 pm »
These are 160 grain.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007, 01:13:45 pm »
Well one thing for sure, those look much better than what I made.
Pappy:
What type of material do you cut yours from?

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Re: Trade points
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2007, 01:36:12 pm »
   ....................WOW Pappy !.Those are gorgeous-mine look like they came from a "neanderthal cave".well except they didn't have metal---great lookin heads !................bob

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Re: Trade points
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2007, 01:54:34 pm »
They were cut from band saw blades that came from the Nissan plant.I think they use them on
a big cut off saw.I have a buddy that works there in maintenance and he brings them to me.I also use them for scrapers,I'm not sure how thick they are but they are tough.I will mike them when I get a chance and see .I think I laid them out 2 in long by 1 in. wide.What ever the with of the blades are.He chops off the teeth before he brings them to me.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 01:06:10 pm »
I finely got around to checking them.They are 50/1000 of an inch.
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Re: Trade points
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2007, 06:52:33 am »
Just a tip, if you use the dremmel just scribe a line half way through the metal, Clamp at the line in a vice and snap the blade off. This will save some time and a lot of fiber wheels.

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Re: Trade points
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2007, 12:42:57 pm »
I'll try that next time,I do use a lot of wheels once they break through,if you don't
keep it perfectly straight. :)
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