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Offline Bruno of NH

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Debarker
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:53:17 PM »
Is it worth the extra money for simple set and the debarker?
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 05:03:32 PM »
Yes! Although the debarker really takes some getting used to...

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Re: Debarker
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 05:18:17 PM »
Yes, IMO. I have a '97 LT40 Super, which has an older version of Setworks that is similar to the current setworks. It gave up the ghost, and I miss it. It mainly increased production for me in two way. First, not having to do any figuring or resetting of the quarter scale when the head is at a random position. Say you take a cut at 17 7/16" to open a face on a log. Say you then want to take a 5/4 flitch. So, do you try to figure 17 7/16- 1 3/8, or o you loosen a screw and reset your quarter scale? With the setworks, you just turn it on, hit the 5/4 preset, and hit the head down function. The setworks takes care of the rest, which brings me to the second way it saves me time (especially on a Super mill with the fast head movements). As your gigging back, it's really nice to just hit the down lever once you clear the log. The setworks drops the head at full speed, and then applies electronic braking when it gets close to the target (which you can't do in manual). So it can land on the mark, much faster than you can. Not only does doing it manually distract you from other things, it costs you time when you miss by 1/16" and your bumping the head up and down trying to get on the money. A debarker is also well worth it. All bark has grit in it, even if it doesn't look dirty. Getting the debarker on a new mill is a small part of the total cost, but if you put it off until later, it will seem like a lot then.
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 05:57:04 PM »
When I was beginning to saw, I didn't use the debarker very well.  I was getting 150 board feet or less of lumber from a blade.  As I've gotten better operating the sawmill, the debarker can sometimes help me double the production between blade changes.  Occasionally I can get 400 plus board feet from a blade.  I get more from Turbo 7s than 4 degree blades.  

The simple set is the most useful once the cant has been made or when plain sawing then edging.  It speeds me up and eliminates all the bumping up and down.  When the simple set is used with the quarter scale, it decreases the number of trim cuts necessary to produce uniform lumber.

So yes both are worth the cost to increase production.
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 06:00:37 PM »
ABSOLUTELY!! 8)
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 06:02:05 PM »
I started out with a manual mill that had neither. Any type of computer setworks is worth it's weight in gold!!
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 06:03:10 PM »
You upgrading to orange Bruno?
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
Everything we cut on my mill at your place on Sunday was done with 2 blades, running the debarker. And that second blade was still cutting fine when we quit.
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 07:12:14 PM »
I meant everything on my mill, obviously.
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 07:30:34 PM »
On the power feed do you have to hold the rocker switch forward to make it move.
Meaning can you let go of it and do something else for a second while it still go forward or back.
Can the beeping be shut off on the debarker or unhooked 
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 07:41:17 PM »
Worth every penny. Speed and accuracy along with longer blade life. 

Yes on Simple set you just flip the forward joystick or drum switch to the forward position and turn the speed on the pot to where you want it. She will go until you tell it to stop. Coming back you just have to hold onto the direction switch into the back position. 

Which model are you looking at?
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 07:42:17 PM »
Wire cutters make all kinds of annoying noises a thing of the past.    ;D
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 07:47:55 PM »
Debarker is well worth the money. I have accuset on my LT40 which is a time saver. My power feed you don't have to hold it once engaged it will travel to end of mill a rheostat determines how fast it travels. Why would you want to disable the beeper on the debarker its a safety feature that lets everyone around the mill know that it on, only comes on when mill head is moving. 
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 07:51:30 PM »
Yes! Although the debarker really takes some getting used to...
The debarker is literally one button.  You could pick your nose as easily as using the WM debarker  :D
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 07:57:13 PM »
My dog can't handle the debarker alarm
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 07:59:19 PM »
But, If you get a bigger mill you can be Ĺ way down the log before the thing hits the log. ;D

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Re: Debarker
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 08:04:30 PM »
Lx 150 if I can sell my mill
The 35.5 width of cut with the other options for the money.
I don't go portable
I might have an operator till I get my knees fixed
I'm working on some new treatments to help with the knee pain
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2018, 08:09:13 PM »
I dont want to handle anything wider than 35.5
That's wide enough for my markets
I have an idea for a log turner
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2018, 08:10:35 PM »
My dog can't handle the debarker alarm
Thing about that beeper, like mentioned earlier, letís you know itís spinning. I cut my beeper wires early on and then one day for some reason, I stopped the head movement with the rehostat and walked in front of the head to remove a big shard of wood that had gotten lodged in the debarker. I grabbed the shard and the debarker blade grabbed my glove and ripped it off my hand quicker than Peter Drouins cutting speed. It hurt and I bled profusely. Put a flashing light in
Place of the beeper to keep Fido happy. 😳😳
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Re: Debarker
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2018, 08:19:27 PM »
I seen all that orange at the sawing project
I can't get it out of my head😁
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