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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: cloair on January 01, 2008, 02:02:13 PM

Title: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: cloair on January 01, 2008, 02:02:13 PM
I am looking for a couple old heavy duty planer blades 1/4" thick to make drawknives out of.  Would like 3 to 4 12" pieces anyone know where I could find some? I also just bought a woodmizer blade sharpener any tutorials out there on how to sharpen bandsaw blades? I have Munkfors blades so I also need a cam for the sharpener, where can I get that, I will check with menominee saw tomorrow? Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: logwalker on January 01, 2008, 03:10:50 PM
If you have any old cams with the sharpener that you aren't using you can take your time and grind them to work for the Munks. I did that with the one I have. I bought a couple super sharps bands from cook's to see what he was bragging about. But I needed a cam to sharpen them as they have a very steep rise on the back of the tooth. It worked and didn't take to long. Joe
Title: Re: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: beenthere on January 01, 2008, 03:15:47 PM
cloair
Where are you located?  not in your bio.. ::) ::)
thanks :)
Title: Re: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: theorm on January 01, 2008, 04:27:43 PM
Try your local golf course. The reel mowers have a stationary blade that is 18" to 24" long. They only last thru so many sharpenings, then get recycled. The blades have a cross-section of about 1/4 by 2". Ask for the maintenance guy that keeps the mowers running.

Theo
 8)
Title: Re: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: cloair on January 01, 2008, 06:51:06 PM
Beenthere I live by Duluth, MN.  Theorm, thanks for the idea of the mower blades I am friends of  a local golf course owner, I will check with him.  Logwalker, the sharpener should be here Thurs. I will check out the cams, should be able to grind one to work, Thanks for the good information. I will also updat my bio.
Title: Re: Looking for Planer Blades and Bandsaw Blade Sharpening Info
Post by: jpgreen on January 02, 2008, 10:52:06 AM
If you have any old cams with the sharpener that you aren't using you can take your time and grind them to work for the Munks. I did that with the one I have. I bought a couple super sharps bands from cook's to see what he was bragging about. But I needed a cam to sharpen them as they have a very steep rise on the back of the tooth. It worked and didn't take to long. Joe

How did you like those Super Sharps LW?