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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2006, 08:48:20 PM »
I ruined the tire's on my oscar 36" with diesel fuel. I had them machined and put sufolks urethane tires on. Water freezes in the winter, doesn't cut the pitch or run as cool as diesel. I didn't like  w/w fluid either. Too much diesel fuel can make the blade hydroplane and come off. A gal last several thousand boad ft. There are probably many legal reasons why everyone recomends soap and water. Some day I'm going to try biodegradable bar and chain oil, for now I'm using diesel .

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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2006, 09:44:57 AM »
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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2006, 11:16:14 PM »
Where to apply the lube? Norwood applies it before the guide to cool guide and blade. Timberking applies it between guide and log. Is this adjustable? Does it matter? (I'm sure it does)
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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2006, 12:03:39 PM »
I think it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.  I use lubrication to wet the surface of the band so that sap doesn't stick to it and gum up the blade.   

My old LT40 put it in front of the drive wheel.  I always felt it should be on the entry side of the cant.   I've noticed that it gets all over the blad regardless of where you put it.  I think the most important thing is to put the application device where it is out of the way of the log and cant.  You don't need to be worrying about tubes being pulled off or being cut.

Putting the lube where it will run under a guide seems to help make it stick to the surface of the band.
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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2006, 03:57:08 PM »
Are any of you putting lube on the outside of the band or does it need it?

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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2006, 04:01:16 PM »
I've thought about it a time or two but only had gum on the outside a couple of times in lots of years.  The reason was having done a really poor job of setting my blades.  There are commercial systems that lube both sides and I'm sure it doesn't hurt.

It would be easy to do by dripping the lube on the outside of the band at the top of the bandwheel.  Most of it would probably get slung off without a pad of some sort to apply it.
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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2006, 07:50:52 PM »
Hudson puts the lube before the guide on the entry side of the log on the inside of the blade. If you use water, flooding it may clean the log alittle and help with friction. The pitch build up on the inside of the blade will change the adjustment.

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Re: Lubrication
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2006, 09:17:06 PM »
I modified my lube system to apply lubricant (diesel) via a felt pad to both sides of the blade AND at entry and exit of the blade. I did this in response to extreme buildup when sawing old heart pine.  >:(. I've not sawn such pine since so I can't say it solved the problem but if doesn't I don't know what will.
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