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    Default Broken saw blades

    I seem to remember reading that one should save the broken saw blades for some purpose. Well at last I have done a deep clean and tidy of my bench and surrounds. (I will never be able to find anything until it is in a mess again!) Well I have gathered said broken blades but canít remember why I was advised to save them......any ideas please?
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    They can be used for applying glue in small amounts, for instance when mounting half drilled pearls, or foil backed chatons.
    I cut them into short pieces and put a handle on mine, a mini pin vice, and sometimes bend them for better access. Dennis.

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    If you have an adjustable saw like an old eclipse you can reuse them, the one thing I dislike about the KC is blade waste.

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    If you use gel superglue you don't need to mess around with broken saw blades Dennis. Just a dot on the end of the pin and perhaps a swoosh on the inside of the cup and you're away and done.
    Mind you I had a bundle of blades yesterday which were driving me mad breaking before I'd even got near any metal. Do they perish and go brittle? These may be very old indeed.
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    Well that is interesting, I have never heard of blades becoming brittle, although a few years ago I had a pack of Vallorbe that did the same just that one pack never been a problem since

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    Interesting isn't the word I used after the third one broke!
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    Well, thanks again all of you for your input. Another little bit of knowledge to store away.
    David.

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    Not sure age is the problem Wendy, I’m sure in my mix there are blades that are decades old. Maybe as Bob said just a duff batch

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    Funny you should say that - I had 3 saw blades break on me in quick succession the other day having barely even touched metal. And I rarely have a blade break - they wear out first. These were Super Glardon Vallorbe 2/0.

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    Do saw blades get covid perhaps?
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