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Load of logs now need blades help
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:00:07 PM »


Nice load of Beatle killed pine but need a blade that will cut it. I would like to try the kasco but don't know how to contact cutting edge. When I pull him up in members I get an message saying that I do not have access. So any help would be appreciated. My current blades dive like crazy on the knots and hope kasco has a blade that will cut it.  Thanks

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:17:12 PM »
You can buy from kasko. Have to buy 15 though. But that's a good thing. 7 degree or 4 degree.  Seven degree is a good general purpose blade. If you put the type of mill in your profile it will help people give better input too.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 11:18:31 PM »
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 11:20:51 PM »
Sawing fast causes more diving. I push my mill and it helps to slow down for knots. Don't know how that works with power feed.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 11:50:49 PM »
I believe that you will find that 4deg blades would be better than most in knotty pine.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 12:35:10 AM »
Thanks. I'm now able to pull them up in members. Thought I had my mill in but I must not but it's a 98 lt40 Hd. This is my second load a neighbor gave to me. Tried to cut some slabs but just to meany dips and didn't want to waste any more.

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 02:56:15 AM »
I use 4 deg.  kasco blades. This summer I cut a lot of pine. I was getting some dives at knots.
I had nothing to loose so I almost doubled my set. It made a world of difference. No more dives
until I got a sap buildup on the blades. A little diesel took care of that. I'm making a lot of saw
dust but I'm getting so much of a better cut. My set is around .030 +/- now for pine for a .045
blade. After messing with the set I'm getting my best cuts ever.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 04:59:29 AM »
You didn't have access to any member profiles because you didn't have any posts. You can't see member profiles until you have a level of participation.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 07:44:37 AM »
Thanks Jeff but I have posted before but maybe too much time has past. Haven't had much time to stay up to date.

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 08:00:38 AM »
You now have 4 total posts because of this topic.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 08:10:01 AM »
I cut mostly W/Pine and Hemlock, and I use 10 blades set at .025-.030 with good results!

If a log is knotty, such as Spruce, I  s l o w  down my feed speed!
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 08:17:03 AM »
I changed my pressure gauge for one that is 0 to 5000 psi.
Running with 3200 psi has helped me to get straighter cuts.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 08:28:24 AM »
I`m still kinda new at this but I`ve cut about 3500 bd ft of knotty pine with Woodmizer 4 degree blades with little to no diving. I`ll add that most of the logs had been down a while so the sap buildup was minimal. I use a little dawn or simple green in the water tank. It also could have something to do with I only have the 18hp(?) gas motor so I have to go pretty slow.

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 08:50:45 PM »
Great info guys. When I bought my mill, it came with 30 or 40 blades and I've no clue what they are. All I now is they are wood mizer and I've been having them sharpen them. In the future I would like to keep records and start to see what works best but not knowing I'm sawing blind.

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 08:33:28 AM »
4 degree blades work well in knots and dense hard wood.  I use the Turbo 7 for just about everything else.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2017, 08:41:14 PM »
So let's summarize:

Kbeitz says widen the set for knotty pine. around .030 +/- for a .045 thickness blade. I agree!

Adding soap to the drip mix helps. Or use diesel or kero.
And letting more drip go thru to help keep the blade cleaner.

Tighter band tension should help on the knots.

And slower feed speed.

And 4 blades.

All of those should help.
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2017, 09:32:23 PM »
LoneDuck I am new to milling I have been cutting white pine and spruce I get really smooth cuts with the 10 degree and I can cut faster with the 7 degree with not as smooth cut I have a 20hp kohler command homemade mill

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2017, 10:17:52 PM »
Great info guys. When I bought my mill, it came with 30 or 40 blades and I've no clue what they are. All I now is they are wood mizer and I've been having them sharpen them. In the future I would like to keep records and start to see what works best but not knowing I'm sawing blind.
A gauge from WM can help you determine what degree blade you have.
 

 

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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2017, 01:13:25 AM »
I saw more Pine than anything else, and a Pine without knots is pretty rare around here.
When a tooth removes wood (sawdust), the piece of wood expands. Pine will expand a lot more than hardwoods do, so the Pine will need more set. I set most of my blades at 25 thousands each side. The more pitch a log has, the more set you'll likely want. I just slow down on pitchy logs instead of trying to keep track of a bunch of different blades. I'm using Cook's Supersharps, I think 8 degrees.
If you don't have to slow down for the big knots, you may not be sawing fast enough between them.  :D
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Re: Load of logs now need blades help
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2017, 08:17:42 AM »
From my experience spruce is so much harder to cut than pine.
I just cut some that had knots every 6". What a pain. Talk about slow...
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