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Author Topic: Carbide band blades... I know, I, know..  (Read 1271 times)

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Re: Carbide band blades... I know, I, know..
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2020, 10:40:42 AM »
No apology necessary because I knew that there had to be a story somewhere.  You will get some fabulous SYP logs from Wiggins.  That is a bit over 100 miles from me but I have sawed there a few times. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2020, 10:58:16 AM »
Look, MM... WE HAVE TREES!!

 

  

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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2020, 11:04:18 AM »
And a looong trailer.  8)
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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2020, 11:09:15 AM »
Yea, 36 gooseneck pulled with Dodge 4500 Cummins.  I use this to make my living now, hotshotting oilfield equipt. out of docks in Venice.  If you lookin the background, you can see large live oaks.

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Re: Carbide band blades... I know, I, know..
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2020, 08:36:16 PM »
Chinaberry. The best place for a carbide blade is in a Woodmizer malty head resawing cants into 1" lumber. Nice clean wood. The environment. of a blade in a log with just a mud saw will not last long. Don't forget the blade has to come out the other side of the log that has no mud saw 
 I went through a bunch of boxes of them, got the diamond wheel too. I gave them a chance to show what they can do. 
You can sharpen them 1 or 2 times then the tooth will twist- not squire to the body of the blade. Sand, rocks will do that. Or brake the carbide off the tooth.
At $80.00 each, It can get expensive fast. ;)
All I run now are 11/4" Turbo7s x 55. work good for me but the rocks and sand will snap off the tip of the tooth sometimes. The reg 7s not so much.
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2020, 09:31:38 AM »
Thanks for that, Peter.
So, there is no perfect blade, after all.  Im going to try out the turbo 7 blades.  The LT35 only has 25 hp, though, and I read at least one has said that the turbo7 noticeably labored the engine... I guess maybe just buy one blade to give it a test run... and it depends on the difficulty of the species of wood (like hickory) for example, which Ill be sawing some of.

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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2020, 09:47:55 AM »
My mill has a 19hp diesel I run the carbides it produces the best cut and finish on my mill and last the longest. I dont have a debarker. The turbo 7 is my next favorite. 
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