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  1. #1
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Old oscillating saw blades

    Dad was up in the shop today and happened to notice one of my old oscillating saw blades from my living room project in the trash. He picked it out and suggested that I take the belt sander to it and put a scraper edge on it. GREAT IDEA!

    So I did...
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    He said my BIL actually showed him this, he uses them for scraping gaskets off engines/machinery.

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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Great tip. Also for sharpening old ones...
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    Great idea! Thanks.

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    Great way to re-purpose a used tool while utilizing the tempered steel.
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    I have seen a thread where somenoe repurposed a sawzall blade as a parting tool. Cool.

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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    I remember YEARS ago always being on the lookout for power hacksaw blades.

    I bet many folks don't even know what that is.

    They made the BEST gasket scrapers.

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    I remember YEARS ago always being on the lookout for power hacksaw blades.

    I bet many folks don't even know what that is.

    They made the BEST gasket scrapers.
    I have a beast of a hunting knife made by my granddad out of a power hacksaw blade back in the WWII days. (He made knives for his son and all of his nephews to carry during the war. I ended up with one of them.) I also have a second one that he never quite finished shaping. One of these days I plan to do it myself.
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