How to Put in a Saw Blade on an Adjustable German Style Sawframe

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Designer: Julie Bean
Learn how to put in a serrated saw blade into a saw frame. Good to know for putting in your first blade or changing out broken ones. Learn how to adjust the saw tension and width.
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Hi, this is Julie for Beadaholique.com and I want to show you how to put in a saw blade. What I have right here is a four-inch german style saw frame. A little bit of details about how this works is you have a notch right here and that's going to mean that you can't go any further, you can go any closer together between the two ends. The way you expand it is you undo this screw here. You go towards the left and that's going to allow you to pull it in any direction you want. I'm going to adjust the length between the two different ends. When you get the desired width that you want go ahead and screw it to the right. Tighten it really good. It's very importantly that you tighten it very well. Then here you have the two ends where the saw blade is gonna be strung between. You loosen them the same way. You can actually tell that this little panel right here, this little piece comes loose and then you tighten them to the right. So this one here has a steel frame with a wooden handle. Whenever you are working with a saw you definitely want to use some safety glasses. Make sure you have some goggles handy. And then I have my saw blades. So if you pick this up you'll see it's actually quite flexible. You wanna be careful because it's sharp. It's going to be a little hard to capture on the video, that there is one edge right here which is smooth. I could tell it was smooth. That's the only reason I'm running my finger against it. The other edge is actually finely serrated so you don't want to touch that end. But that is going to be the edge which is gonna go like this. So serrated edge facing away from your saw. Smooth edge facing towards this interior. So the first thing you're going to do is put your googles on, step number one always. Next what we're going to do is we want to adjust this width. So to do so we want to see how long our blade is. I'm very careful picking this up. Now there is a completely smooth edge on both sides towards the edges and that allows you to pick it up. It's in the middle here that the serrated edge is. So I can tell my blade is too long. So I need to go ahead and unscrew this. Expand it a little bit. Still a little bit needed. Just a little bit more. and I'm going to tighten it. Now what's nice about an adjustable saw frame is if you're blade happens to break let's say your blade actually breaks right here and you have an shorter expanse you can actually use that balde and then just go ahead and make your frame a little bit shorter. Oftentimes unfortunately the blade breaks towards the middle well that's just the way it is but if you do have an instance were you do have a smaller blade you can go ahead, if you have an adjustable frame and still use that blade. Alright so this is completely good and tight. So what you want to do is loosen up both of these. I'm going to actually pull away here and I'm going to rest this little knotch on the edge of the table. Pull these back, these two little metal pieces. Examine my blade. Figure out which is the serrated edge. Drop it in there. Actually let it rest in both but only tighten the first one. Tighten that really good. Now what I want to do is I want to use the force of my body and I wanna push my blade in towards table. Now I'm going to tighten it really good. Then what I what I want to hear if I've done this right I want to hear a ping. That tells me it's good and tight. I don't want this blade to wobble. Also that it's completely solid and strong. If you we're gonna go remove your blade it's the same way you put it in. Go ahead and you loosen it. You could go ahead and put it back so you have some force on it. Because you don't want this blade to spring out at you. You do want to go ahead put some force on it. Loosen. You feel it give. Loosen again and there you go. That is how you're going to go ahead and put your first blade in and change new blades out for your adjustable saw frame. Go to Beadaholique.com for all of your beading supply needs!

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