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Offline ElectricFeet

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Circular saw blade edge covers?
« on: July 23, 2021, 01:35 PM »
I have bought saw blades in the past that have a transparent, slightly tacky, u-profile piece of plastic that wraps around the blade to make them safe and allow you to pile them up without worrying that they will interfere with each other.

Anyone know what this strip is called, so I can buy a length of it?

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Offline guybo

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Re: Circular saw blade edge covers?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 01:43 PM »
hi. spilt some plastic tubing that will work and cheap to.guy

Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Circular saw blade edge covers?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 01:50 PM »
True, but as I would have to buy the tubing, I’d prefer to find the real thing.

It’s the stuff shown in this pic:


Offline Cheese

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Re: Circular saw blade edge covers?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 01:59 PM »
Take a look at McMaster Carr under plastic profiles. I think they sell it by the foot. You could also use rubber edge gaskets/profiles from the same source.

Offline Packard

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Re: Circular saw blade edge covers?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 02:25 PM »
The silicone covers seem to make more sense to me.  The pricing seems high though--but if they last a long time, then good.

https://www.amazon.com/Sili-Protector-Protect-Silicone-Sleeves/dp/B07F4536QZ/ref=asc_df_B07F4536QZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241976064143&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14921901015074457240&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004249&hvtargid=pla-523276588923&psc=1

I mounted a piece of 3/4" MDF on the side of my outfeed table.  I then drilled 1/2" or 5/8" holes (I don't remember) and glued a dowel in place.  I hang the blads on the dowels.  But since I bought the latests (and so far, the best) blade I find that I no longer feel the need to switch from crosscut to rip blades.  The blade stays in unless I need to dado something.  So far less handling of the blades. 

But that is for a fixed in place table saw.  Perhaps you need this for your Festool (I just have one blade for mine).

Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Circular saw blade edge covers?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 04:00 PM »
Take a look at McMaster Carr under plastic profiles. I think they sell it by the foot. You could also use rubber edge gaskets/profiles from the same source.

@Cheese  If only shipping to Europe were reasonable/possible [sad]

The silicone covers seem to make more sense to me.  The pricing seems high though--but if they last a long time, then good.

https://www.amazon.com/Sili-Protector-Protect-Silicone-Sleeves/dp/B07F4536QZ/ref=asc_df_B07F4536QZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241976064143&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14921901015074457240&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004249&hvtargid=pla-523276588923&psc=1

@Packard Yes, I saw those, and would happily buy them, but they don’t seem to make them anymore. I’d also be happy with a similar solution — I was expecting to be able to find a thousand knock-offs of the Woodpecker ones on amazon, but there’s nothing. Weird. I would have thought there’d be a market for them.

@guybo Looks like your solution might be my best bet.