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Re: Blades
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 02:02:14 PM »
  I ordered a new box of WM 4* DH yesterday afternoon from WM PA and they got here at 1:00 pm. Took me almost 23 hours.  ;)
Good job Howard.  Goes to show you living in WV does have one perk.
What do you saw with the 4 degree blades?  I am waiting on Turbo 7s.
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2021, 02:17:29 PM »
Brandi,

   I am steadily standardizing on 4* as my only blade. When I bought the mill I bought 10, 7 & 4 degree blades and have tried them all. I use 4* on any hard wood like oak, ash, etc. but I also find it does better on spruce or such where the wood is soft but there are hard knots which tend to make the blade want to jump up. I can cut soft wood with a 4* blade but I can't cut hard wood with a 10*. As I use up the 10 & 7 degree blades in stock I only replace them with 4's.
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2021, 03:01:31 PM »

 I've been running 4 for around 17 years, sometimes I have to buy them at 10 but they get sharpened to 4.  Steve
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2022, 09:57:37 AM »
I'm in need of some new bands. Currently using Double hard Turbo 7, but thinking about trying the Ripper 37 in 7 degree. Does anyone know the current wait time on either of these? I hate to call and bug them as I realize everybody is quite busy.

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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2022, 12:42:13 PM »
I'm in need of some new bands. Currently using Double hard Turbo 7, but thinking about trying the Ripper 37 in 7 degree. Does anyone know the current wait time on either of these? I hate to call and bug them as I realize everybody is quite busy.
MM I order some 7 degree blades from Jerry's Resharp on 5-8 and received them Friday the 19th. 11 days from my order on a Sunday the 8th to delivery on Friday is not bad in my book.

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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2022, 02:37:51 PM »
I'm in need of some new bands. Currently using Double hard Turbo 7, but thinking about trying the Ripper 37 in 7 degree. Does anyone know the current wait time on either of these? I hate to call and bug them as I realize everybody is quite busy.
The Rippers are good bands but unless Jerry's has the 7 deep gullet rippers they aren't the same as turbo 7
I have bought from Jerry's and have never been offered the ripper deeps.
I know they are made because I can get a cbn wheels for that profile.
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2022, 03:35:54 PM »
 
 

 I find shallow gullet blades cut straighter and just as fast.  More blade body, shorter tooth twisting on the blade.  Steve



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Re: Blades
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2022, 04:37:17 PM »
Thanks for the info Riley. That is not a bad lead time at all in these times. 

My resharp guy is the one who put me on to the Rippers. 

Also, Bruno, I let him know that you could be a new source for CBN wheels. He is not liking all the price increases on the ones he has been buying

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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2022, 08:38:23 PM »
I ordered from Jerry's Resharp and my order was filled within 2 weeks (received early last week). I ordered 7 degree blades and some of the deep 7 blades...so they have both. They were great to work with and very customer friendly. I am doing some maintenance work on my mill so I have not tried them yet.

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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2022, 12:32:19 AM »
So do you live there or have a camp in T4 R11? 
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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2022, 07:41:40 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2022, 07:55:21 AM »
A friend gave me a new Ripper 7 degree to try over the weekend. I only cut mostly cedar with it, then one 16 inch 12 foot hemlock. It seemed to work every bit as good as my Turbo 7s, so I decided to order some from Jerry's.......SOLD OUT......my luck.

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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2022, 07:24:33 AM »
Has anybody tried the Lenox Woodmaster GT blades?
Looks like they are only offered in a 10 degree profile in the size I would need.

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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2022, 04:37:07 PM »
They make them in 7 I believe 
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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2022, 07:58:59 PM »
I've always used Woodmizer 10* blades, either double hard or silver tips. Hate to admit it, but that's what my mills came with, so that's what Ive kept on using. I cut mostly red oak, birch, poplar and red pine. When I look at the Woodmizer site I get the impression that 10* should be a good all around general purpose blade for both hard and soft woods. I do sometimes get some waves in the pine near knots.
What would you guys recommend I use for the types of wood I cut. I have a drag type sharpener so I can adjust the angle for different blades.
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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2022, 10:31:31 PM »
10 has always cut fine for me. The 7 Turbo I'm running now allows faster feed speeds if you have the horsepower. Not getting waves around pine knots is always a challenge, with any blade I've used. I haven't given 4 blades a try yet, I'm happy with the Turbo 7's they will saw straight through pine knots if I slow down a bit.
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2022, 11:40:42 PM »
A friend gave me a new Ripper 7 degree to try over the weekend. I only cut mostly cedar with it, then one 16 inch 12 foot hemlock. It seemed to work every bit as good as my Turbo 7s, so I decided to order some from Jerry's.......SOLD OUT......my luck.
I bet you could cut Cedar with the blade on backwards 😂. That stuff cuts like butter 🧈 

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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2022, 11:48:33 PM »
You can cut reclaimed white oak beams with a turbo on backwards, at least one cut worth.  It sure sounds funny and not exactly great cut quality - but it will cut.   ;D
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