Band Saw Blade Annealer using a Magneforce Heat Station 2500R2C and custom annealing fixture with solenoid type heating coil. The annealing unit, made for a manufacturer of industrial band saw blades, provides an even heating profile across the entire weld zone and handles all blade sizes. Flat wound or U type coils were not acceptable due to objectionable edge heating with these coil types. Since the production saw blades are continuous loops two sets of air driven contacts were necessary to provide an opening to slide the blade into the coil. The Heat Station 2500 R2C provides an initial heating time and power level to bring the weld zone to annealing temperature and a second time and power level which is used to provide soak time at temperature.