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Filthy, dirty, abrasive tree bark
« on: April 11, 2019, 08:21:07 PM »
That doesn't sound too good for my soon to be sawmill blades.

However, as a by-product it sounds great for potting soil for my little backyard nursery, or maybe even for sale as such.

So, what is a good method/tool to harvest the bark before it destroys my blades?
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Re: Filthy, dirty, abrasive tree bark
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 08:27:31 PM »
Debarker or a spud, not a lot of other options. 
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Re: Filthy, dirty, abrasive tree bark
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 08:58:43 PM »
I'd like to spend as little time as possible, to justify the result.

So, from a time perspective, might I be better off removing all, or entry point of bark, or maybe spend that time resharpening blades?
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Re: Filthy, dirty, abrasive tree bark
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 09:08:45 PM »
You only need to remove the thin line where your band enters the bark, so in theory 4 lines on a log if you slab deep.  What species do you typically saw?  Some are not nearly as bad when it comes to hiding sand and if they are clean then you only need to knock off the dirty spots.  
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Re: Filthy, dirty, abrasive tree bark
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 11:19:11 PM »
The blades really are only a minor concern.

I was hoping to find a system to reclaim the bark for mulch.

The systems/tools I've seen, seem to be either ineffective or way too expensive.
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