The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

Arborwear



Author Topic: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?  (Read 2233 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Modat22

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1507
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Irvington, KY
  • Gender: Male
  • I love my dog.
    • Share Post
Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« on: May 30, 2007, 02:37:41 PM »
I got my hands on some black locust logs they're still green and I've cut very little locust in the past. My mill is slightly underpowered at 20hp so I have to take that into consideration.

I usually run WM 1.25  10 pitch and 9 pitch.
remember man that thy are dust.

Offline ely

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2693
  • Age: 50
  • Location: atoka okla.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 02:49:21 PM »
i am going to cut a small one this eve.
why do you think your mill is underpowered.

Offline Modat22

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1507
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Irvington, KY
  • Gender: Male
  • I love my dog.
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 02:56:04 PM »
My blade speed drops really low when cutting anything 30 plus inches in diameter. I lined up 45 inches of pine cants two weeks ago to resaw them into 2x6's for a guy and my saw barely had enough power to do the job. I ended up loading 3 cants at a time.

My engine is an old wisconsin 4 cyl 20 hp at 2500 rpm max, I bet a 20hp kohler running 3450 rpm with different pulley's would make a better power plant. I'd like to put a 30+ hp motor on there  :)
remember man that thy are dust.

Offline MartyParsons

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1790
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Shade Gap, Pennsylvania
  • Gender: Male
  • Wood-Mizer Service and sales PA, VA, MD, WV others
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 03:02:24 PM »
9 degree hook 1 1/4 width. .045 thick. 20 hp is good. 4 degree would be my next choice but the 9 will work. You should check the band speed, I do not know the RPM we run the blade at, they say it is not given out? Maybe some one here knows?
Marty
A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill

Offline mike_van

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1525
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Kent Ct. USA
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 04:38:19 PM »
I sawed some a few weeks ago for a guys sills. I used the same blades [Red Streaks, .045, 7/8" ts, .020 set] that I use for everything. It sawed well, you really have to saw around the heart, and a lot of the boards just peel up like skis.  I needed 4x6's, and at one point had a 6x8 I was tempted to split in half to get two, but past practice has shown me this won't work, they'll bow away from each other something awful. Last year I cut some that was dead standing, that will heat up your blades, dull them fast too.  I read they used to use locust for the pegs in barns, the old timers said it would last two years longer than stone. :D
I was the smartest 16 year old I ever knew.

Offline GF

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 856
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Central Oklahoma
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 04:40:05 PM »
Modat is that a VH4D Wisconsin?  I thought the VH4D Wisconsins were rated at 30HP.  Used to run one on my mill, and it would bog down on big cuts, ended up putting a new Brigss 31HP V-Twin on it, now when it gets a good load on it you can hear the govenor kick in and it keeps cutting.  I also drive a 18GPM hydraulic pump off the same motor.

GF

Offline Modat22

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1507
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Irvington, KY
  • Gender: Male
  • I love my dog.
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 04:53:24 PM »
Mine's a VE4 one of the original wisconsin 4cylinder motors made back in 1953 or 1956
remember man that thy are dust.

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25854
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 07:35:50 PM »
Have you guys offered black locust to the fellows in the timberframe section to use for pins?  It seems someone is always looking for pin stock.
extinct

Offline Part_Timer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1707
  • Age: 47
  • Location: lost in Indiana
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 09:31:36 AM »
microkerf  ;) ;D ;D
Peterson 8" ATS.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Offline Modat22

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1507
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Irvington, KY
  • Gender: Male
  • I love my dog.
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 03:31:44 PM »
Have you guys offered black locust to the fellows in the timber frame section to use for pins?  It seems someone is always looking for pin stock.

I wouldn't mind cutting it but having time to get it together and shipping would be too difficult for me.

Since you mentioned it though what type of cut and dimension is timber frame pin stock?
remember man that thy are dust.

Offline jackpine

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 267
  • Age: 73
  • Location: central sands, Wisconsin
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Can anyone recommend a blade for sawing black locust?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007, 08:55:26 PM »
Glad you asked the question as I have about 50 black  locust logs in the yard right now, half of them are 18 footers to be sawn into 6" x6" timbers. I was planning on and will use 9 blades. They will be sawn sometime next week  and I'll let you know how they come out.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Did a little black locust sawing, pictures

Started by Dana on Sawmills and Milling

17 Replies
3894 Views
Last post January 27, 2010, 08:38:30 PM
by Magicman
xx
Need advice on sawing black locust 6x6 posts for customer

Started by hunz on Sawmills and Milling

7 Replies
2835 Views
Last post March 04, 2014, 07:31:31 AM
by Seaman
xx
dumb question: honey locust or black locust?

Started by Dan_Shade on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

23 Replies
6639 Views
Last post March 10, 2006, 07:45:23 PM
by SwampDonkey
xx
Black locust vs Ipe

Started by Ron Wenrich on General Board

28 Replies
11384 Views
Last post January 16, 2009, 05:25:55 PM
by Larry
 


Powered by EzPortal