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Re: New sawmill - electric or diesel?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2022, 04:29:30 AM »
That's actually a really interesting way of getting there and I wonder how effective it is.

My resaw runs a 45 Hp motor but the wheels probably weigh close on a half ton each so there's a lot of stored momentum in them. It's really only there to give time to slow the feed/for the motor to pull more power. I've heard of circle saws set up with a flywheel on the shaft too, but never seen one; guess that went out with lineshaft power.

I love those old fashioned engineering solutions like flywheels, seems way more sensible than a huge motor with whopping great soft starts just to handle the occasional peak loading. 
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