Sharpening Vibrating-Head Saw Blades
From contributor M:
Try eBay. I bought some generic wood cutting blades for $22. They work fine on the Multimaster. Type in a search for Fein or Multimaster on eBay.
From contributor T:
Try a Dremel tool or a die grinder with a small cutoff wheel. Profile the edge with a diamond dresser and use a steady hand to sharpen the teeth. The finished product is not as pretty as the original, but it works pretty well.
From the original questioner:
You just saved me some significant money - the Dremel/grinding wheel followed by a file did the trick. It's not pretty, but it cuts fine and I'm sure I'll get many more sharpenings. Thanks a bunch.
From contributor A:
The Fein tool, while great and a lifesaver in those occasional situations, is ripe for a competitor or at least a third party blade maker. The prices on their blades are... well, offensive? Fein, can you hear me?!
From contributor B:
I make my own out of cheap Bahco handsaw blades. Cut off whatever width you need with an angle grinder. Drill your hole for mounting and you are set. You can get about 10-20 depending on width for about $12. Trust me - they work great.
The Bahco handsaw I used was with a 14" blade, 16 tpi and an orange plastic handle. The teeth have almost no set and are black/tempered compared to the rest of the metal of the saw.
From contributor N:
I tried contributor B's idea. I bought a True Value hand saw, 14 tpi, for about 10". The blade is fairly wide (~3-4") and about 14" long. I clamped it to the bench and cut about a 1 1/2" piece off the end using my jigsaw. I drilled a hole in it and mounted it on the Multi-master. It worked very well - much better than the combo blade. I should be able to get about 7 pieces off the blade and the saw cost me $10.95. Thanks.
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