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Bad Blade
« on: February 06, 2023, 08:38:54 PM »
Today it was warm enough to saw some Basswood logs. We started off with a sharp new blade my wife was sawing the first log she told me some things wrong> I tried a cut, saw cut real wavy, change the speed same thing changed the blade, saw cut fine. So can this blade be sent to resharp and fixed or just scrap it out.   Randy

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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 08:42:05 PM »
I would definitly call the supplier and talk to them about the blade. Some suppliers will replace the blade.
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 08:49:24 PM »
I got a new blade once that didn't have any set in one side. It cut so bad that I had to stop and cut the slab off with a chainsaw to get the blade out. Could be something as simple as that.
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 08:59:25 PM »
Wow that was fast we had sent many blades in for re-sharp but this is the first real problem we have had May give them a call and see what they have to say, With a different blade we had a good winter 30 degree day of sawing. Thanks for the quick replies. Randy

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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 10:04:34 PM »
It also could be something as simple as a stone in the first couple inches of bark.  I put a brand new band on once and hit 5 nails within 6" of the first cut.  That log got removed and went right to the trash pile.  

Try sawing at sunset if you want to see just how much sand, flint, and other debris is actually on a clean log, it will surprise you. 
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 10:24:25 PM »
I've had a couple of blades that wouldn't cut right.  Most were because the set was off.  I had one that looked to be sharpened perfect, and the set was perfect.  Put it on my concrete floor and the blade somehow had a twist in it.  I could see that the blade was not laying flat on the floor.


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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 10:32:23 PM »
I fought an entire box of blades once with the notion that new blades couldnít be the issue. Turned out the set was way off in the whole box. 
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 10:39:37 PM »
Frozen sand makes a blade throw almost as many sparks as my band grinder😬😂
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2023, 06:11:13 AM »
I have had to sharpen and set the whole box before. One box you could see where when they cut the blade to make it. And the cutter was dull, A small chip was missing at the top of all the teeth, The whole box was like that. ::)

They worked find after I fix them.


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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2023, 06:20:35 AM »
I used to buy my blades by the pallet full. I've had a whole pallet of them bad. Sent them back and ordered another pallet full. They sent the same pallet of blades back, they didn't realize I had put little marks on each box that only I would know. I charged them the same price to sharpen and set them as they would have charged me if I sent them in to be sharpened. We all have bad days and make mistakes. What separates the good from the bad is how it is handled after.
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2023, 02:44:22 PM »
Talked with customer service at Wood Mizer  explained what had happened and he said I would have a credit on my next re-sharp.

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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2023, 08:30:02 AM »

 I've been getting some new blades in with really light set.  Why, yes they leave less sawdust on the cant but don't saw good.  Steve
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Re: Bad Blade
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2023, 12:36:15 AM »
I have a rather quick setter(Suffolk dual tooth) and have gotten in the habit of setting new blades right out of the box. Perhaps why I never had this problem. Iíll check my next new box before I set them. 
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