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Blade lubrication
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:59:50 AM »
Woodmizer builds their mills with drip lubrication, sometimes, as in cutting kiln dried walnut slabs, the wood canít get wet, so I ordered and plan to install felt block blade wipers to my lt15 wide. Has anyone else done this? Cooks sawmills are built with the blade wipers instead of drip lube.
  As part of this blade wiper upgrade, Iím changing my black belts to urethane belts from Suffolk hoping to reduce the pitch buildup from cutting SYP.
  Anyone with experience in this? Thanks

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Re: Blade lubrication
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 04:33:24 PM »
Are you talking about the band wheel belts that the blade rides on?
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Re: Blade lubrication
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:11 AM »
yes, the 2 black belts on the band wheels that the blade rides on builds up with sap and sawdust that is impossible to remove, the urethane belts are touted to prevent that buildup! The blade wipers are installed(welded or bolted on) before and after the band meets the log( check out the cooks YouTube) the device is 179.00 for 2 from cooks. Mine are ordered, and my belts have arrived, will install this weekend weather permitting!

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Re: Blade lubrication
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 11:05:19 AM »
Try adding a glug of pine sol and another glug of liquid dish soap to your lube water when cutting SYP - it will eliminate the sap issue. 

I can't say I am grasping the idea of the wipers you are talking about.  If your water is feeding onto the blade before it gets into the log and you wipe it off right away, what good have you done to lubricate it?  I thought those wipers were more to keep the water from getting onto the wheels, belts, etc down stream of the cut. 
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Re: Blade lubrication
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 06:17:27 AM »
Yes and thank you for the tip! I am using the pine sol and dawn mixture in my water, but, since the buildup of resin from the long leaf seems to be inevitable, Iím going to wiper the blade with diesel before and after the cut! Hopefully the constant wiping will deter buildup on my new urethane wheel belts!

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Re: Blade lubrication
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 07:19:53 PM »
Just a note, I stopped using pinesol when I had to replace the blade guide rollers on a very short rotation
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