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Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:13:03 PM »
I have a Enercraft/Baker 30htl with a 35 hp kubota diesel - running 24 wheels. We are resawing pipeline mat timbers. Power washing them but they are very hard dried oak and we are eating blades.

Are any of you guys running anything like a Lennox tri metal blade? If so, any problems? Concerned about blade breakage etc.

Any help would be appreciated. Thx

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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
I do run carbides on my re-saw and have some for my 70, but no way on Earth I would use them in the application you are asking about.  With that hardness comes brittleness and you would be destroying them with all the embedded stone.  
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 09:08:45 PM »
Thanks for the information.

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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 09:33:54 PM »
Here is a recent discussion about carbide blades:  A day cutting wood in Sawmills and Milling
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 09:41:16 PM »
The best use for old mats is the burn pile, I'm afraid. There's no blade that can stand up to imbedded rocks that you'll always find in them.
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 06:43:14 AM »
You could try a timber wolf bi  metal band
I have some for reclaimed lumber.
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 10:55:06 AM »
I would just clean up the timbers and sell them as oak beams.
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:19:26 PM »
Thanks for the advice and info guys.

We sell most of them as rustic beams and don't have any rocks in them. (mud is a different issue though)

Appreciate your replies and again thx.

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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 11:35:44 PM »
If it was me I would use the cheapest blades I could find.
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Re: Anyone using carbide bandsaw blades
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2019, 08:49:34 AM »
Your profile doesn't list your location. I have done those, almost impossible with the embedded dirt and stone, if they are frozen it is even worse. Let them thaw, then use the cheapest blade you can, if you have a sharpener, start sharpening on the cheapest blade you can find.
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