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Offline drobertson

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Did someone say hard?
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:59:01 PM »
this has been the case for a few days now.  Dead red and white oak.  This one got my attention, but wmz prevailed..
 

 
 

 
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The yield was not bad for a dead one, but will say,  I really don't like 1x6" patterns on certain logs,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 08:06:09 PM »
White oak can be tough. What band did you use? I usually go to a 4 for the hard stuff. I did some resawing of a some old locust cants. It cut great, and the band could take the HP, which is good, because it wanted it. :D
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 08:11:09 PM »
Dave, I used a resharpened! ;D cooks super sharp face grind on these.  I did start slabing a lil heavy due to breaking off stuff.  Those who know, know what I mean.   done, and glad of it.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 08:23:34 PM »
I cut w and r oak with 7x 55x1 , And it cuts like w pine ;D
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 08:27:14 PM »
Do you run 7 for everything now? I've been thinking of switching.
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 08:31:52 PM »
On dry W & R Oak, Maple, Pecan and HickoryI simply use the 4, without looking back.  :)
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 09:21:53 PM »
I reckon in the northern climates, everything cuts like white pine ;D,, I have my grinder set some where between 5 and 10 degrees.  it works,   the cooks super sharps and the kasco blades are pretty even in my book.  Not much blade breakage, with well over a 1000 bdft per blade, resharpened ones have bumped 2K,  not pushing, just sawing,  hard to pull a blade when it's working.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 06:22:17 AM »
Do you run 7 for everything now? I've been thinking of switching.





Yes, I tried 1 7x55 and don't like them. They swim more. 1x 7x 55 is all I use. And with the Wood Mizer CBN sharpener in oil there easy to keep razor sharp.
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 09:46:42 AM »
Thats a 4 if I ever saw one.
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Re: Did someone say hard?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 11:36:55 AM »
Dave Shepard asked if seven degree blades were good as a 'standard' to run for most all types of wood . . . .
Do you run 7 for everything now? I've been thinking of switching.
I switched over to sevens after reading Bibbymans thread on this a few years ago.
Turned out to be great advice as my mill only sees the sevens now.
However, I've only got an Onan with 24 horses, so in winter and with frozen hardwoods, I'll drop down to four degree blades.


Now it's easy to keep track of blades, Sevens in Spring, Summer and Fall. When it's DanG cold out, pull on the long johns and use the four degree bands.
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