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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: Gabby on June 03, 2005, 08:45:37 AM

Title: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Gabby on June 03, 2005, 08:45:37 AM
First a short comment about this forum.  I have been visiting here for a little over a month and can't believe how helpful you are to each other. Too bad everything in the world wasn't like this!
My question- In about 3 weeks I'll be picking up a LumberMate 2000. (can't wait) Going with the 1 1/2 blade. Their price for 10 blades Goldline Premium Silicon Steel $325.00 . Are they worth it or is there a better deal.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: ronwood on June 03, 2005, 08:59:10 AM
Gabby,

Welcome to the forum!

I personally like to use 1 1/4 blades from Woodmizer. Menominee Saw a forum sponsers sells the Munksfurger blades. How my HP do you have? Not sure that you will gain a lot from the wider band if you have a smaller motor verses the expense of the blades.  I running a 25HP Kohler on my Woodmizer.

Good luck with the new saw.

Ron

Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: ohsoloco on June 03, 2005, 09:02:28 AM
Congratulations on getting a mill  8)  I also have a Lumbermate, but am running 1-1/4" blades.  I purchased a box of blades from Norwood when I bought the mill, but soon realized that buying them somewhere else was MUCH cheaper.  I think a box of regular bands was around $265 for ten blades...Buying from other sources I can pick up a box for well under $200.  Check out some of the sponsors on the left of the screen to compare prices, I think you'll find you can get a much better deal  :)
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Gabby on June 03, 2005, 09:16:06 AM
Will be getting the 23hp Briggs & Stratton.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: shopteacher on June 03, 2005, 10:13:51 AM
I think you can do much better through one of the forums sponsors for blades than the company your buying the mill from.  I like the munky blads and the Simons red streak.  I like their price also.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: tnlogger on June 03, 2005, 10:47:17 AM
gabby welcume to the forum  :)
 
and as shopteach says check out some of the sponsors.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Part_Timer on June 03, 2005, 11:34:51 AM
Welcome to the forum

     I run the 1 1/4 woodmizer blades.  I have an LT with 15 HP.  A box of blades is $300 for 15 .   Have fun

Tom
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: twostroke_blood on June 03, 2005, 07:50:26 PM
Hey Gabby, Welcome to the Forum  ;D I'm pretty new here myself. I agree with you on this forum its awesome. Just got a fresh batch of Woodmizer Double Hards today. $299 for 15. I also have the 23 hp vangaurd motor on my mill, its a nice motor.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: gary on June 04, 2005, 04:34:47 PM
Gabby Welcome to the forum. Like you I am new to sawing. I just spent two days at Sawlex picking the minds of everyone there who sold blades or had a resharp service. Talk to or get information from as many as you can. They all have a different reason why thier's is better than everyone else's. But they all
will be more than happy to answer your questions .Then listen to what these people on here tell you cause thier the ones who have used them . Hope this helps you out
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Ernie on June 04, 2005, 05:01:03 PM
Gabby, welcome to the best community on the web.  These guys and gals have been there, done that and are more than willing to help with vast knowledge and sound advice.  I remember getting my mill.  It is amazing how slowly time goes by.  Have fun makin sawdust.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: fstedy on June 05, 2005, 12:47:54 AM
Gabby Welcome. I just bought 25 Munkforsager ( Monkey Blades ) from Menominee $387.00 plus $36. 00 for shipping to NJ they have been great blades for me, and you get to support one of our valued sponsors.
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Furby on June 05, 2005, 03:16:27 AM
Try a monkey! ;)
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: gary on June 05, 2005, 08:51:19 AM
Has anyone used blades from lenox? The reason I ask is I found someone who will make them for me that is only about 3 blocks from my home . I am wondering if I should try them . Thier woodmaster c blade is under $20.00 and there would be no shipping. 
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: customsawyer on June 05, 2005, 11:35:49 AM
Welcome to the forum.
Be careful not to get any saw dust in your blood stream or you will be hooked for life. :D
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: AtLast on June 06, 2005, 10:25:53 PM
Welcome!!!....I run both Lennox and Munkforsager...like the both VERY much and the price is VERY competitive....shop around but like they have said on here... the sponsers are VERY reasonable and helpful and reliable....Baker sells Lennox so you might try contacting Tom from MO on the forum here...her may be able to help
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: DanG on June 07, 2005, 11:36:26 PM
Welcome Gabby!  I hope you are true to yer name, cause we could use some more chittychat around here. ;D ;) :D

I don't have a bandmill, but I'm thinkin' my buddy Tom runs those Lenox blades.  He does a heap of sawing and I don't know of anybody whose word I would take over his, as far as band mills go.

Now, didn't that sound nice?  I swear, every word was true, but I really posted so this would stay close to the top.  ;D :)
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: Kirk_Allen on June 07, 2005, 11:48:29 PM
I have seen several posts regarding the Lenox blades and it appears that they prefer the larger band wheels, like what Tom has on his Baker. 

I tried a couple on my WM and they both broke after the third resharp. 
Title: Re: Newbie needs advice
Post by: redpowerd on June 08, 2005, 12:22:08 AM
im with part timer as thats where i get them sharpend also
olny broke one, sharpend twice and in dry hard maple

oh yeh, dont saw dry hard maple :D

and welcome to typing with sawdust in your eyes