What To Do With Old Circular Saw Blades

Circular saw blades are often one of the more expensive parts to replace on circular saws. What do you do when your saw blade is worn out and needs replacing?

This blog post will discuss some ideas for what to do with your old circular saw blade, including recycling them, donating them, and selling them.

What To Do With Old Circular Saw Blades

You can do the following things with old blades:

  • Cut them into a pile of pieces and use as mulch or scatter around in your garden for decoration.
  • The best thing to do would be to recycle them at a scrapyard near you.
  • Donate them to a school for the woodshop, art, or theater department.
  • Make earrings out of circular saw blades, this is best done by using an electric jigsaw and cut circular shapes from it.
  • A lot of people like to make knife or axe blades out of them.
  • Make circular saw blade art.
  • Make a Workshop clock.

Metal is not biodegradable, so please be sure to dispose of your circular saw blades properly and responsibly. T

The circular saw blade is one of the most important tools for any construction worker, unfortunately as circular saw blades age they start losing their usefulness and need to be replaced. To ensure that your circular saw blades are in top working condition and don’t cause injury we recommend replacing them every three years or so.

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Are old saw blades worth anything?

Old saw blades can be worth some money as scrap material but not a ton.

If you have an old saw blade and would like to find out how much it is worth, contact your nearest scrap yard, scrap metal dealer, scrap buyer or recycling center for more information. You may not know what they are going to offer you but just take the time now as these blades can go up in value over time as long as they are retained in good condition.

Can old circular saws be recycled?

You can recycle old circular saw blades by taking them to a recycling center in your area.

Circular saw blades are made of steel and, like other metals, can be recycled if you find the right place for it. You should call ahead before submitting old circular saw blades to make sure they will accept that type of metal because not all recycling centers offer this service, but many do!

You can also recycle old circular saw blades by donating them to Habitat for Humanity or another charity. If you have an event coming up, challenge your attendees with a “recycle the most” competition and make sure that one team is in charge of collecting all the metal pieces! This type of competition really engages people because recycling goes into everyone’s everyday life.

How To Re-Use Old Circular Saw Blades

Blades can be reused if they become too dull by sharpening them. Home-sharpening tools and hardware stores sell items that make it easy to get your blades back into shape, saving money in the long run.

Consider reading our Article on How To Sharpen A Circular Saw Blade With A File by clicking here.

If you do not feel comfortable sharpening a saw yourself, there are a few options available to bring the saw in for sharpening. You can get quotes from chain stores or check local hardware stores in your area. Alternatively, you can also look at farmer’s markets or booths set up at events and fairs that offer these types of services.

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Repurposing Old Circular Saw Blades

Circular saw blades are awesome. They can tackle any number of projects, and they’re easy to learn how to use. However, not all circular saws last forever. Eventually the blade will dull or break and you need a new one for your project. When that day comes, what do you do with a broken circular saw blade?

The first thing you should do is stop using the blade. Doing so can be dangerous and might cause injury or damage to yourself, your project, or those around you.

A popular option for repurposing your saw blade is to utilize the steel from the blade to make different items.

Craft Knives, hatchets, and axes have become great uses for your left over steel saw blades. You can lay out the pattern of your item on the steel then cut off all the excess steel. Next you can sharpen the newly shaped blade and craft a custom handle to match. People sell these and other crafts made from blades on places like Etsy and Facebook marketplace.

Some paint or laser print logos as art on the surface of the saw blade. These painted saw blades are very popular.

Wind chimes and yard art are also popular options for old and warn out saw blades.

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Kevin Nelson

I will always have a special place in my heart for woodworking. I have such fond memories working on projects with my parents on the weekends in the garage growing up. We built tables, shelves, a backyard shed, 10' base for a water slide into the pool, 2 story fort playhouse with a fire pole, and so much more. This woodworking blog allows me to write helpful articles so others can enjoy woodworking as much as we have.

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