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Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« on: August 29, 2020, 12:41:50 PM »
 
This first cut was made a couple weeks ago in southern red oak. 9 degree blades. 
 
This cut was made this morning on the same piece of wood with a 4 degree blade. 
 
I had been using the 9s to cut cedar with pretty good results, but oak was a disaster most of the time. Im very happy with the results from the 4s
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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 02:02:19 PM »
I've been running 4 for at least 16 years and it's going to stay that way. higher hook angles cut a little faster but 4 cuts straighter.  Steve
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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 05:12:09 PM »
I've not been able to find anything but 10 degree in NZ and I finally asked the question to my supplier who is having some kasco 4 degree blades made up overseas and shipped over. I suspect I won't see them for several months but am really looking forward to trying them with all the stuff like this I read.

He's managed to find woodmax kasco 31.75mm blade .045" thick. Does that sound like the right idea? Little bit narrower than my current band but I don't think that'll be a worry

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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 05:52:53 PM »
I've not been able to find anything but 10 degree in NZ and I finally asked the question to my supplier who is having some kasco 4 degree blades made up overseas and shipped over. I suspect I won't see them for several months but am really looking forward to trying them with all the stuff like this I read.

He's managed to find woodmax kasco 31.75mm blade .045" thick. Does that sound like the right idea? Little bit narrower than my current band but I don't think that'll be a worry
I tried the Kasco 4s and was really happy with the results. I just got these Wood-Mizer 4s the other day and they seem to cut really well too. I actually got a little thicker band when I bought these. Went from .042 to .045. My theory was that a little stiffer blade might help me. I dont know if thats right or wrong, but the one thing I do know is that Im really liking that 4s. 
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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 03:12:00 AM »
I think my best option is going to be to have my saw sharpener regrind a 4 degree profile on my 10 degree bands. Can't be waiting several months every time I need one =/

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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 07:56:09 AM »
4s rock!
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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 11:44:35 AM »
I think my best option is going to be to have my saw sharpener regrind a 4 degree profile on my 10 degree bands. Can't be waiting several months every time I need one =/
Maybe try about 6 degrees and see how that performs for you.
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Re: Finally got dialed in for hardwood
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 03:14:28 PM »
I love the Kasko 4's, they might cut a little slower but the last longer and cut everything flat
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