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Title: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 05, 2019, 03:29:34 AM
If you are interested in getting some split blades for a WM edger here is where I ordered mine from.
The Sharp Tool Co. INC ph.  978-568-9292 The part number is STCSM35018CNH. The blade description is Super Strob 350X.110X3.057X18. Pinholes: 4ph, .415 on 3.75 BC Kerf .167, Hook 25į, Style Flat.
I tried posting this yesterday but when I went to add pictures it all went away. I will add a picture in a reply.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 05, 2019, 03:32:34 AM
This was the original blades


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11861/20190903_181214.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1567582713)
 

This is the new blade


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11861/20190903_181219.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1567582712)
 
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 05, 2019, 06:33:24 AM
Your the man,  smiley_clapping smiley_clapping smiley_clapping smiley_clapping
Thank you, thank you.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: nativewolf on September 05, 2019, 06:58:26 AM
it is such a better design it makes you wonder why they don't ship that way.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: PAmizerman on September 05, 2019, 09:03:50 AM
@customsawyer (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1861) 
Have you had a chance to try them out?
Are they working good for you?
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 05, 2019, 02:22:08 PM
They are installed and will be test run in about a hour.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: APope on September 05, 2019, 07:05:03 PM
Seems to me that the original blades could be cut apart after their removal.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 06, 2019, 06:54:44 AM
Ran them for about a hour yesterday. They make bigger sawdust and the edge of the lumber isn't as smooth. Going to do some checking as to what is the cause of that and see if I can fix it.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: scsmith42 on September 07, 2019, 12:52:50 PM
Ran them for about a hour yesterday. They make bigger sawdust and the edge of the lumber isn't as smooth. Going to do some checking as to what is the cause of that and see if I can fix it.
It will be interesting to see if you can get them smooth.  I donít see how a split blade could be hammered in a way to keep the outer rim in tension while itís running.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 07, 2019, 10:06:03 PM
I just want to thank you for the work you put into this blade thing. Good job.  smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: nativewolf on September 08, 2019, 06:21:45 AM
Ran them for about a hour yesterday. They make bigger sawdust and the edge of the lumber isn't as smooth. Going to do some checking as to what is the cause of that and see if I can fix it.
It will be interesting to see if you can get them smooth.  I donít see how a split blade could be hammered in a way to keep the outer rim in tension while itís running.
I'm no expert but have been following the issue of split edger blades..several other use them so I suppose it is working but I am interested to hear others input: is there a tension issue on split blades?
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 08, 2019, 11:32:33 AM
I've ran them for years on all of my edgers in the past. Never had any problems with them. The stationary blade was cutting fine. It was just the moveable blade giving me some tear out. I removed it and cleaned the area that it seats to. Ran some 2" thick kiln dried white oak through it yesterday and it did fine. When I was getting the tear out was on green pine. I'll run some more of that this coming week and we will see.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 13, 2019, 08:11:03 PM
Ran a bunch of green pine through it today. Zero issues.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: scsmith42 on September 14, 2019, 04:42:19 PM
Ran a bunch of green pine through it today. Zero issues.
Great!  Thanks for sharing this lead.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: customsawyer on September 15, 2019, 11:57:10 AM
Scott you mentioned earlier about hammering the split blades. I think do to the size of the mandrel that they go on and that they aren't but 14" total diameter, it is a mute point. I'm no blade expert but in my small mind that is how I'm looking at it. If you notice in the pictures they still run strobes on them to keep everything in order. I have some on my Cooks edger that are 14" and no strobes. I don't have any problems with them either.
Title: Re: Split blades for WM EG200 Edger
Post by: scsmith42 on September 17, 2019, 04:37:54 PM
Scott you mentioned earlier about hammering the split blades. I think do to the size of the mandrel that they go on and that they aren't but 14" total diameter, it is a mute point. I'm no blade expert but in my small mind that is how I'm looking at it. If you notice in the pictures they still run strobes on them to keep everything in order. I have some on my Cooks edger that are 14" and no strobes. I don't have any problems with them either.
Jake, what youíre saying makes perfect sense.  Glad that you opened up this topic; in the future as I wear my current blades out Iíll look for some split ones.