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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11740 on: January 12, 2019, 08:21:46 AM »
Maybe next time, which will probably be next year,  I will insist on T7's.  Meanwhile I got a 15 count box of 4's, which do well for me in what I mill.  

The local re sharp guy sets and grinds everything to eight degrees and they cut as good as any new one.  Even the resharpened nail strike blades do well. 


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« Reply #11741 on: January 12, 2019, 08:39:12 AM »
Since I am portable, having one blade profile that will do it all is very convenient.  OK, there are still two 4 blades in the bottom of my "Magic Can" but that leaves me eight T7's for my sawing.  These will safely get me through 3 days of sawing.  If I am going to be away from home for an entire week, I carry another cube box of 10.
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« Reply #11742 on: January 12, 2019, 09:44:25 AM »
have tried to regrind 10s to 7s with minimal results, but then Mysharpening never was very good.
I keep a few of these around to use on crap logs.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11743 on: January 12, 2019, 10:02:16 AM »
I keep a few of these around to use on crap logs.
Why you saw "crap" logs?  Bugs, Worms, & Termites gotta eat too.  :o
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« Reply #11744 on: January 12, 2019, 11:35:55 AM »
Are the t7 only for higher hp applications?
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« Reply #11745 on: January 12, 2019, 12:03:02 PM »
Thats what Wood-Mizer says, however there are those that report good results with lower horsepower. 
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« Reply #11746 on: January 12, 2019, 12:04:18 PM »
That is what they are designed/marketed for but it seems to be a "try um and see" situation by many sawyers.  I guess that you will never know unless you try.  ;D
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« Reply #11747 on: January 12, 2019, 12:10:52 PM »
I tried a box of five T7's to use with my 25hp Kohler LT35.  The T7's worked great.  @Southside Logger, IIRC, was the one that suggested to me to try T7's even though ReSharp guy advised that 4 double hards were the best blade for the 25 hp.
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« Reply #11748 on: January 12, 2019, 02:29:25 PM »
Im at 13 hp and only saw cedar.
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« Reply #11749 on: January 12, 2019, 03:09:13 PM »
I have sawn many Mbf of ERC with 10 blades, no problem. 

Not related to the 7T subject but ERC dulls blades quicker than about any other species that I saw.
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« Reply #11750 on: January 12, 2019, 04:46:26 PM »
I agree MM, I think it may be all the lobulated bark with inclusions trapping dirt and sand, as well I swear I can see a silica like reflections in the wood.

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« Reply #11751 on: January 12, 2019, 05:11:01 PM »
I don't think that it is dirt/sand, but the silica in the wood itself.  The majority of the ERC logs that I saw have never touched the ground and "wind blown" would not be an issue/concern.
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« Reply #11752 on: January 12, 2019, 06:14:48 PM »
I just wish I had some good cedar to saw.  I traded for some a few years ago, that I used on my house but there is no sawable cedar on my place.  My dad used every one of them for fence post.  That was his best choise I guess, as we have no black locust or bo doc either. Cedar grows might slow here as well.  Got some small ones, but they won't make saw logs for me. Banjo
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« Reply #11753 on: January 12, 2019, 06:46:21 PM »
I have sawn many Mbf of ERC with 10 blades, no problem.  

Not related to the 7T subject but ERC dulls blades quicker than about any other species that I saw.
Are the ones you cut fresh cut or habve they set awhile? I try to mill everything as i cut it
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« Reply #11754 on: January 12, 2019, 07:17:58 PM »
The majority of the ERC I have cut has been milled with 10* blades as well. No problems as it saws easily, but requires me to use more blades than other species. I wouldnt say in my experience that it makes much difference in how it saws between fresh felled logs, or logs that have been down for a few years.
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« Reply #11755 on: January 12, 2019, 07:51:01 PM »
Some of both Kwill, but most has been felled/bucked that same year.


 
Some ERC sawing pictures.



Here I have already sawn two piles and moved the sawmill up each time.  Not much left before I finished this job.


 
Ready for the stacking shed.


 
Different customer.


 
His lumber.


 
Another nice trailer load.


 
And another.



This is not any of the above sawing.  This trailer load plus another was loaded onto the trailer seen in the background and hauled to Good Soil, Saskatchewan, Canada, which is over 3500 miles.   :o


Loading the above shown trailer.  Wheeeeie!!!
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« Reply #11756 on: January 12, 2019, 08:11:16 PM »
Wow. Nice job.!!!

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« Reply #11757 on: January 12, 2019, 08:31:56 PM »
Banjo, bring all the trucks and trailers you can find.  come here and I can get you in touch with farmer/ranchers with 15 30 foot tall piles of eastern red cedar trees from pasture that are removed to allow for water to make grass (not like in Colorado).  the piles are dry and they are waiting for a chance to burn them in the field.  Not worth the cost of fuel.  it is a great wood, 2nd to Walnut in my opinion.  

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11758 on: January 12, 2019, 09:32:15 PM »
Tried the t7s on some blued pine today and I like the results. I pushed them right against the governor and they cut flat. With no tail gunner and smaller logs, I was only able to average 200 bd ft/hour though. 



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« Reply #11759 on: January 12, 2019, 09:41:06 PM »
Nothing wrong with 200 bf/hour.  I have sawn many hours and with a tailgunner and produced less. 
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