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Re: 4* blades
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2012, 07:30:41 PM »
when you sharpen your blades at 4 degree how set are putting on the blades
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« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2012, 10:07:58 PM »
OK guys now I've got more questions as I follow this. #1 a good 4 blade to get? #2 I have a dino sharpener that I,m trying to figure out and it only goes to 8. Would I take hear out of square? #3 Where can I get a reasonable priced setter? #4 When setting how do you determine what set to start with on this hard oak I have? 20 or more? The idea of setting before sharpening makes sense to me.I'm sure there are more questions to come.Hoping for some sun and 20 by weekend so I can try those 7 lenox blades that came today. Thanks Keith
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Re: 4* blades
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2012, 01:44:20 AM »
I have been running Woodmizer 4* bands for several years.  They are all I run on Oaks or anything harder.  I also use them on knotty pine.  Poplar I will use a 9*.    The 4's will cause you to slow down on the feed rate but I have always gotten a better cut.  Thats on a LT40 with 25hp.  Mill hp can make a difference as Marty states.  What works for one may not work for another.
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Re: 4* blades
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2012, 08:01:22 AM »
Keith, I've never had a good look at a Dino sharpener.Whats stopping the head from going less than 8 degrees.?? Prehaps you could modify the stop,if not mayby move the rollers that the band rides on,four degrees is not much if you look at it.Personally I don't think a couple of degrees ether way make much differance its set and how sharp the tooth is that matters.I start out with 10 degree bands and sharpen to somewhat less.As far as setters go theirs no free lunch depends on how much you cut,if your busy by all means get a two sided setter if your a hobby cutter you could get by with a one toother,setting is the worst part of sharpening. Frank C.
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« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2012, 08:23:17 AM »
Frank C.There are a series of settings that start on top of the frame.Top being 8 bottom 22,no enough room to get another hole at top.That is why I thought about moving the head out of square. I think the set is the big factor also so given my time schedule a two sided is best.  I guess I would call myself top of the list hobby cutter.Between ranch duties and grand kids,and the weather I don't know when I can cut. I want to go non stop cause don't when the next chance will be.  Keith
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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2013, 09:47:20 AM »
I put my first 7 degree blade on yesterday and I must say I was impressed. I cut a pine an oak and a poplar with good results. Good speed and nice staight cuts. Cant wait to try a 4 degree! Brian
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« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »
My Cook's sharpener came with threaded index holes, it onlt goes down to 8. I slid it past tightened it down to sharpen 7.
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