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    What to do with old unwanted Table saw Blades

    Hi. I have a few 11-year old table saw blades that are rusty and I dull. What do I do with them? Just throw them in the regular garbage? Or do woodworking stores take them to recycle?

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    As my father used to say, "that's a perfectly good piece of metal!" There are all sorts of things you can make out of old blades...

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    There are all sorts of things you can make out of old blades...
    Yep, if you have a cutting torch and special grinding equipment. Some of those blades can't even be touched with a hacksaw. I have an old sawmill blade and wanted to cut knife blades out of it. I bought a diamond grit hacksaw blade, it won't even scratch the rust.
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    Yep. Rennie's suggestion is the first thing that popped into my head.

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    Mark ...I like Rennie's idea......would look good in your shop
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    I had a bunch of cheap blades and 7.5 inch blades up to 20 years old from a circular saw, they hung on nails.
    when the junk metal guy came recently to pick up my old sink and stuff, I gave him all the old blades.

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    Thanks I will keep them around

    Great suggestions, I think I will make a clock out of one and hang the rest on a nail till I think of other ideas.

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    Giant sized 24-tooth Ninja stars?

    Mark, if they were decent blades to begin with, they can probably be resharpened by a blade sharpening shop. If the rust is pretty light, it should come off without too much of a problem, but if they're heavily rusted, they've potentially been weakened enough to make them unusable.
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    This is what I did with a 12" RAS blade. Hung on a french cleat.
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