View Full Version : Bandsaw blades for cutting meat and bone
06-05-2005, 10:00 PM
I have a bigass buffalo leg bone that's taking up too much real estate in my freezer.
Can I just run it through my bandsaw without totally killing the blade, or do butchers and such use special blades?
06-05-2005, 10:23 PM
Use a hacksaw. It's only one cut.
you will spend three times longer cleaning your bandsaw than you have time for.
06-06-2005, 08:25 AM
Take it to Saldimarco's and ask them to cut it for you...
06-06-2005, 12:31 PM
yeah, that would be one hell of a mess. Good point.
Bringing it to sal's is a good idea. The hard part would be to find that critical 10-minute window of time in which they're not up to their eyeballs in regular customers!
06-06-2005, 02:10 PM
Dog can probably go through the bandsaw too! ;) :D
John of Phoenix
06-06-2005, 02:24 PM
First, you've got to get that thing back from the dog. At this point, I'd leave the dog to do the work.
BTW, band saws cut bone, flesh, fingers, etc, very well. One of the most carnivorous of all power tools in fact.
06-06-2005, 02:32 PM
I remember looking at the handsaw used by a butcher before the days of bandsaws for such purposes and the teeth looked pretty similar to a standard crosscut saw, but the overall setup was more like a giant hacksaw. So, my suspicion is that a decent hacksaw or an old crosscut saw would slice up that bone in next to no time. After all, bone is not THAT hard! A bandsaw would do a fine job too, but the mess would be horrible...
06-07-2005, 02:36 AM
I've seen a farmer chop a sheep up with a chainsaw that had been cleaned and emptied of oil.
06-07-2005, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by Stiletto:
I've seen a farmer chop a sheep up with a chainsaw that had been cleaned and emptied of oil.I imagine a Tyvec suit would be useful.... :eek:
06-07-2005, 07:20 AM
Take about two seconds with my Porter Cable SawsAll.
06-07-2005, 06:11 PM
Nick, that sounds like a practical solution, a sawsall blade isnt hard to clean.
06-07-2005, 08:44 PM
What happens if you whack it with a sledge hammer or the back of a splitting maul?
06-07-2005, 09:38 PM
I suspect I'd get some pretty sharp jagged ends, which would lead to dog with bloody mouth, which would lead to hysterical wife, which would lead to a whopper of a vet bill....
Sawzall sounds much cheaper!
06-08-2005, 07:48 AM
well darn......i wuz wonderin' which unlucky forumite wuz gonna leave us.......
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