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Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« on: October 08, 2011, 01:16:17 AM »
I just got some Makita jigsaw blades for my Surge (they came in black yay!) and they are super loose because they are half the thickness of the OEM saw and file...

anyone find or know of any saw blades (preferable metal 24 TPI) that fits it without any mods?

I may have to just cut one and stack the space in there to make it snug.



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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 01:21:02 AM »
Put two saw blades side by side.  :think:  :D
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 01:47:00 AM »
Put two saw blades side by side.  :think:  :D

TWICE THE CUTTING POWER! haha.

48 TPI, wow.

I think I may have solved the problem, took some heat shrink tubing and did one layer on it. Seem to solve the problem...sort of.

Now to solve that crazy clip wooble and the Barrage and BOrrage will be my HEDC.
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 02:33:11 AM »
Put two saw blades side by side.  :think:  :D

TWICE THE CUTTING POWER! haha.

48 TPI, wow.

I think I may have solved the problem, took some heat shrink tubing and did one layer on it. Seem to solve the problem...sort of.

Now to solve that crazy clip wooble and the Barrage and BOrrage will be my HEDC.

Do you think the tubing will hold up to the constant opening and closing of the Saw? It might wear and become loose after some use. I could be wrong, but figured I would ask.
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 02:44:59 AM »
Put two saw blades side by side.  :think:  :D

TWICE THE CUTTING POWER! haha.

48 TPI, wow.

I think I may have solved the problem, took some heat shrink tubing and did one layer on it. Seem to solve the problem...sort of.

Now to solve that crazy clip wooble and the Barrage and BOrrage will be my HEDC.

Do you think the tubing will hold up to the constant opening and closing of the Saw? It might wear and become loose after some use. I could be wrong, but figured I would ask.

Probably, I am pretty keen on keeping it in there for good. I have to cut off some of the saw (only about 7mm) and it'll close in there.

Besides, shrink tube is cheap and easy to reapply.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 02:47:20 AM »
I've also rolled this issue around in my head, of all (quite a few) the blades I've bought I haven't found any thing thicker, I used some electrical tape before but it's not really a good fix.  Haven't tried yet but I was thinking about a little super glue and a small shim on the shank, really the shim doest need to be the T shape.  I bought a pack of blades, I think they're like 6 or 8 inches long and maybe 8 tpi for camping but obviously folding them is an issue so they need to be carried separate. I also picked up some diamond grit blades for finagling granite, I think that's the thickest of the blades I've bought.  This being said without modding perhaps cutting the shank off one blade and carrying it separate, slipping it in whenever another blade is used.  If epoxy would stick to the shank maybe a dab or two on each shank would work.

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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 02:59:40 AM »

Probably, I am pretty keen on keeping it in there for good. I have to cut off some of the saw (only about 7mm) and it'll close in there.

Besides, shrink tube is cheap and easy to reapply.

Sounds like you already thought this out.  :tu:
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Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 03:45:14 AM »

Probably, I am pretty keen on keeping it in there for good. I have to cut off some of the saw (only about 7mm) and it'll close in there.

Besides, shrink tube is cheap and easy to reapply.

Sounds like you already thought this out.  :tu:

I wanted to know if there was options without resorting to my own modding solutions :)
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 04:13:38 AM »

Probably, I am pretty keen on keeping it in there for good. I have to cut off some of the saw (only about 7mm) and it'll close in there.

Besides, shrink tube is cheap and easy to reapply.

Sounds like you already thought this out.  :tu:

I wanted to know if there was options without resorting to my own modding solutions :)

Sometimes its the only way.  :D
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 04:47:37 AM »
Bosch blades fit the best out of the ones ive tried

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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 02:54:51 PM »
Bosch blades fit the best out of the ones ive tried

If I remember correctly, Bosch pioneered that style of connector for their jig saw blades.
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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 07:55:40 PM »
The thickness of the Festool blades is better than Bosch blades.  :tu:  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 09:33:26 PM »
The thickness of the Festool blades is better than Bosch blades.  :tu:  ;)




Are both those brands at Home Depot??? Or?

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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 12:22:21 AM »
The thickness of the Festool blades is better than Bosch blades.  :tu:  ;)



Are both those brands at Home Depot??? Or?

I bought Festool blades from Woodcraft store http://www.woodcraft.com/default.aspx?keyword=woodcrafts&refcode=06INGOOG&gclid=CKKT6qrR3KsCFRdTgwodTDDTOw

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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 01:23:45 AM »
Spray the blade holder with Pam cooking spray apply a generous amount of J-B Weld to one side of a blade put it in the blade holder. Remove it the next day clean it up a little and the blade will fit perfect. 
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 05:57:15 AM »
Spray the blade holder with Pam cooking spray apply a generous amount of J-B Weld to one side of a blade put it in the blade holder. Remove it the next day clean it up a little and the blade will fit perfect. 
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Boo-yah. Sliced bread is jealous of that idea, suppose a dab of grease or motor oil might work too? I'm going to give it a whirl.

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Re: Surge T-shank holder...which blades fit best?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 06:55:52 AM »
Yes grease or oil will work but cooking spray or paste wax will give you a tighter fit. I have been bedding rifle actions to stocks for years doing this.
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