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Best blade for sawing cypress
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:21:55 PM »
I run a LT70 DCS sawmill with a 25hp electric motor and only cut cypress.  I've been using the 1.5x.055x10degree 1 1/8 tooth spacing blades for years now.  I recently tried a 1.5x055x7degree 7/8 tooth spacing turbo blade. It performed well. Stayed flat even through big knots but has to be pushed very hard to produce any speed. Is this spec. blade made in a 9 degree that may cut faster without pushing it so hard and stay flat? What blades do you other guys use to saw cypress with?
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Re: Best blade for sawing cypress
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 08:28:39 PM »
I have no 9 blade experience but I seem to remember that they may have a sorta shallow gullet.

My Cypress sawing had always been with the 10 blade but now virtually all of my sawing is with 7 Turbos.  Matter of fact, I do not even own a 10 blade now.  It has taken a bit of learning and speed adjusting on my part.

I have about a dozen 4 blades that I saved for White/Post Oak but the last Post Oak that I sawed was with a 7 Turbo.
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Re: Best blade for sawing cypress
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 07:29:03 AM »
I have been using 7 degree turbo's also, like them for almost everything I cut.
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Re: Best blade for sawing cypress
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 08:24:42 AM »
(I know, not Cypress) but I sawed two Post Oak logs this past week with a 7 Turbo after sawing a large Red Oak.  It held true through some fairly large knots.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Best blade for sawing cypress
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 09:38:02 AM »
I run a LT70 DCS sawmill with a 25hp electric motor and only cut cypress.  I've been using the 1.5x.055x10degree 1 1/8 tooth spacing blades for years now.  I recently tried a 1.5x055x7degree 7/8 tooth spacing turbo blade. It performed well. Stayed flat even through big knots but has to be pushed very hard to produce any speed. Is this spec. blade made in a 9 degree that may cut faster without pushing it so hard and stay flat? What blades do you other guys use to saw cypress with?
I cut mainly softwoods up here in northern Canada so Im not sure what Cypress is. I have experimented with the tall tooth blades that Woodmizer sells(the turbo 7 and the 13 degree) For me, the 13 degree is the only blade I use. With your power, the 055 would be my choice. Get WM to send you one to try.....you may like it...
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