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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: Ohio_Bill on January 10, 2003, 05:08:55 PM

Title: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: Ohio_Bill on January 10, 2003, 05:08:55 PM
Has  anyone  tried the new 4 deg   wood mizer blades ?
I have about 2000 bf. of hickory to saw and it will dull the regular  double hard  blades in about 400 bf .
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: Minnesota_boy on January 10, 2003, 05:28:24 PM
Gosh, I thought you had to wait until it was that temperature to use them.  I usually don't get that much bd-ft sawing red oak.  Maybe I just change blades too often?
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: SawBilly on January 10, 2003, 05:41:01 PM
Ohio_Bill, I just posted some questions about Hickories in Sawmills and milling. keep me posted on the blades I have several bd ft of good Hickory to cut.
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: Bro. Noble on January 10, 2003, 07:42:52 PM
When WM came out with the 45  blades it sure made cutting hickory easier for me.  I've never tried the 55's but if I cut a lot of hickory I would sure try them.

Noble
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on January 11, 2003, 07:34:28 PM
Ohio_Bill,
   At most I would go down to the 8 degree blades but I have very good luck with 10 degree 0.055's in hickory and turn often with lots of water.  I get about 600 to 700 bdft. You might call WM and ask for a free 9 degree 0.055 blade to try.
ARKANSAWYER  
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: Bibbyman on January 11, 2003, 07:45:07 PM
Noble,  how much power do you have on your mill? The .055 blades cut like a house'a'fire but takes a lot of power to pull them.

First one we tried cut over 2,000 bf of red oak and was still cutting good when it broke.  I talked to WM and they said I had ran it too long.  Should stop and have it sharpened so to remove any stress cracks starting in the bottom of the tooth.  Said not to expect as many sharpenings.

Can't complain, even though it broke, it still only cost me .01/bf.

I changed sooner on the other .055 blades and got a couple of re-sharps out of them and still using them.  But mostly, we run the .045s.
Title: Re: Wood-Mizer  4 deg  blades  ?
Post by: Bro. Noble on January 11, 2003, 07:56:47 PM
Bibb,

We have a 24hp gas engine.  I proablywon't buy any .055 blades.  Don't saw a lot of difficult stuff at one time.  Also do our own sharpening and I don't think they reccomend sharpening your own .055's.  To get your money's worth you would need to saw fast with those blades seems to me which would push our engine.  We get along really well with the .045's.  

Noble