[Favorite tips] Broken Sawblades

Ooops, there goes another one. What are some of your favorite uses for
those broken sawblades? There must be something to do with them.

Rene Roberts

I use my broken saw blades to copper blade gold when i granulate…


How much I’m willing to use broken ones at any given time is a good gauge
to measure whether I’m valuing my time or my money more.


Rene, mixing epoxy, painting in tight places like under stones for the
backround effect and just for the fun of it seeing if your magnet works.


throw those blades in the refining bin they have gold and silver dust in
them. If they are long enough you can adjust the length of your saw frame
to accept the shorter blades.(witty answer goes here)too early in the
morning. Frank

hmmm, my favourite uses for broken sawblades? well, if you must know i
like to braid them into my dogs hair, or clean out the silver dust from
beneath my fingernails with em…lol, no really, is there anything
constructive to do with these nasty little things?

Bryna Tracy

Poking epoxy into half drilled pearls to set them… the larger sizes can
be used in a pin vise - as is - with the teeth, used to clean out details
in wax models - or sharpened into a very fine “chisel”, straight or
angled… Short pieces flex less.

Brian P. Marshall
Stockton Jewelry Arts School
708 W. Swain Rd.
Stockton, CA, 95207
209-477-6535 Workshop/Classrooms

Rene, Lets see, broken saw blades, well for one I use them when I have to
do antiquing, I dip the broken part of a blade in the antique solution and
then spread it lets say when re-antiquing a class ring, the teeth on the
blade help to keep it all from dripping off at once, sometimes I use them
the same way when i need to epoxy something like pearls or whatever… Other
than that I would be interested in what others use then for as well…

Marc Williams. http://marcco-jewelry.hypermart.net/


You wrote:Ooops, there goes another one. What are some of your favorite
uses for those broken sawblades? There must be something to do with them

I love broken saw blades. First I would use them to mix my two part
epoxy. It gets into those tight places and mixes the resins well.

Second, I like to use the broken blades to do detail work on some of my
waxes. You can get some really small places with a broken blade.

Usually I just use a magnet which is in my bench to keep them in one place
as they break. They really are uncomfortable to accidentally sit on when
they fly on my chairs seat and I sit on them. It happens.

Regards…Amber Gustafson

Broken sawblades are great for applying epoxy, or other adhesive, to beads
and pearls when setting them on posts.

Once, I saw in a demo - to slide the broken saw blade into the drilled
pearl to make it slightly larger to fit on silver wire. Worked fine. Cynthia

Renee: Favorite tips for broken saw blades… Renee you need to get out of
your studio more. Well, now that you mention it I use them as props in
some of my soldering operations…they always seem to be at hand.

Linda Crawford
Linda Crawford Designs
http://www.jps.net/lcrawford new items soon…

Hello all!

Just thought of a tip for the fine wire that wraps a dozen sawblades. For
the twice a year need, for using a really small drill; just coil the wire
around the drill stud and then chuck it up in your Jacob’s chuck
handpiece.For the high seventies you need a little thicker binding wire
for this fix. Ti

Throw them in w/ your polishing sweeps the’re full of gold & silver.

I use broken sawblades to set up a soldering jig which keeps pieces from
moving while they are being soldered. Poke them in your firebrick or
charcoal block. Frances

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Hello All!

A tip came through to throw them in with your sweeps, since they are full
of metal. Years back I stated that to an exemployee of a refiner said I
should use my magnet in preference to theirs. When you sweep up your tray
(couple times a week, or whenever I loose a stone) use a magnet to remove
blades and steel. Give it a few quick raps on the tray, then remove drill
spirals and any remaining precious metals.

The best magnets are from speakers. Any car in a junkyard, thrift store,
has your magnet for cheap.


Hi All- Tim mentioned speakers as a source for magnets. Good magnets can
also be found in discarded microwaves. They are large, strong and fragile
(as in ceramic). Breaking one just means you have more than one very good
(cheap!) magnet. Roy-