How to Make an Upcycled Saw Blade Clock

I recently changed over my table saw blade as the one was getting a little long in the tooth, and after throwing the blade in the trash, I realized that old saw blades actually look really cool! So, I decided to make an upcycled saw blade clock to hang in my kid’s bedroom.

Materials Needed

Wall Clock Movement Mechanism

-Saw Blade

-Batteries Saw Blade Clock

Creating Your Saw Blade Clock

1) Remove the old saw blade from the saw. (Don’t forget to unplug from the power source, and use gloves. Even blunt blades are sharp!)

2) Clean the blade if desired. (I actually liked the used look of my blade, so I left it.) See the video at the bottom of the page for a great blade-cleaning tip!

Saw Blade Clock

3) Place the metal hook and then the washer over the shaft.

4) Put the shaft through the clock face and place the second washer on the clock face.

Saw blade clock

5) Attach the nut.

6) Gently place the hour hand into the position at 12 o’clock. (I know, I forgot to do this step myself)

Saw blade clock

7) Repeat for the minute hand.

8) Screw the minute nut into place.

9) Gentle press second hand into position (if your kit comes with it).


The kit in the pictures is NOT the kit from Amazon. I had a spare kit laying around, but it is essentially the same thing. Personally, I don’t really like the fancy gold watch hands, so I’ll be buying one of these kits from Amazon myself.

10) Hang on the wall and admire your awesome new (old) clock!

Saw blade clock

EDIT: After proudly showing my saw blade clock to the Missus, she told me (and I quote) “Take that monstrosity off my wall!”

To be fair, it is a pretty boring-looking clock. There are no numbers or patterns, it’s got rusty teeth and the fancy gold hands are much more suited to a fine hardwood clock than a sharp saw blade clock. But that’s where you creative guys come in! Go ahead and make an awesome looking saw blade clock, and if you do, I’d love to see the photos!

Also, this technique works for making a clock out of just about anything you can imagine!

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