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Not a virgin anymore.
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:30:41 PM »
Took me 2 days to saw 1495 BF of 16-20 inch Cedar logs. They came from close to Asheville, N.C.
Paneling boards, siding, post, etc. Owners going to take them to a hunt club in Mississippi.

2 logs had the old copper wire coming out of them with the old woven cloth covering the wires.
I new it was there, but I figured, what can a little copper wire do to my blade.

So what does my dumb bass do......I go from 11 o'clock on my speed knob to 1 o'clock hoping if I saw through the copper fast, it want dull the blade.

 :o Whoops.....I'ver never heard a noise like that before. In the blink of an eye...one loud squeal and the motor choked down.

Short story long......after chainsawing and chipping wood.....a ceramic insulator. This was my first and I hope my last.  The End.

 
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

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Re: Not a virgin anymore.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 09:49:44 PM »
Oh Thank Goodness!! it was only an insulator. The topic had me scared to click on it. smiley_exclamation

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 09:52:34 PM »
I will think of you when I saw into one.  ::) :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 09:54:15 PM »
I would've figured this was old hat David, but must say, I have done the same exactly, it don't work ;D  trashed blades just kinda stop! and Squall,    david
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 09:58:06 PM »
I would've figured this was old hat David, but must say, I have done the same exactly, it don't work ;D  trashed blades just kinda stop! and Squall,    david

Yep this was my first one and for those of you who have never hit one, you will think you have torn your mill all to pieces!  steve_smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 10:05:18 PM »
You could blame it on Danny... Them sawmill grimlins been beating on his mill pretty regular. Maybe he found a way to share them with you  ::)
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 10:08:10 PM »
you could pull them out first :D :D ;)
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 10:26:09 PM »
I would've figured this was old hat David, but must say, I have done the same exactly, it don't work ;D  trashed blades just kinda stop! and Squall,    david

Yep this was my first one and for those of you who have never hit one, you will think you have torn your mill all to pieces!  steve_smiley

Yep, been there and done that too. Still having nightmares over the sound. Amazing, not a scratch on the insulator, but the blade received a respectable  burial.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 05:57:53 AM »
 
  Show us a pic of what's left of the blade...    Steve
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 07:01:11 AM »
David

Did you look around to see if anyone else was watching? I have never sawed one of those, but I know they will "take no prisoners" on blades or belts! I will store this info for future use. Thanks buddy.....             Andy
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 07:02:03 AM »
I will bet that band was doa.The last one I hit wrecked the band,no fixing.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 07:02:42 AM »
Yep, definitely gremlins.  Must have turned your back or got distracted by the heat.
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 08:19:29 AM »
Hope the customer agreed ahead of time to pay for any destroyed blades.  That's a good cautionary tale.  Our place was once part of Camp Crowder, which was used for communications training during WWII and Korea.  I hit one once in a while.  Worst was a walnut that was hollow and filled with cement years ago.  Not a clue it was there until I hit it.  Looks like you recovered some good lumber, though. Keep the bade!
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 08:57:37 AM »
If you  hit a small insulator going slow the blade will saw right through the insulator. Then you change the blade with no teeth.
 

 
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2013, 09:11:56 AM »

 I sawed the face off a white insulator with my Circle saw, cutting the head off the nail holding it to the tree. Took all the corners off the teeth.

 Neighbor in Arkansas, years before, hooked his circle mill blade on a horse shoe or Mule shoe. Mandrel with Blade and belt pulley, left the husk, and tore up the saw shed as it headed off down through the pasture. No one was injured, but, no one knows why.
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 06:33:39 PM »

  Show us a pic of what's left of the blade...    Steve
I shipped the blade back today for replacement. All the teeth weren't just. Just about 6 teeth were stripped. The engine stalled F A S T !
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