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Forum topic by Aj2 posted 08-12-2018 07:58 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2018 07:58 PM

I would like to share some tips on getting as much blade life from your resawing blade.
First is picking the right tooth count for a tall cut.
Second is resawing in dry woods only. Wet or high mc will kill your blade fast esp carbide tip like the Resaw king.
The first order of business on a new blade is to see how it cuts. Do this with some clean dry scraps of something soft.
Popler or soft maple we want to break in the fine sharp point slowly.
Another important thing is keep the blade clean. I spin the wheels backwards by hand with a rag dipped in simple green. It’s gets most of the bad stuff off.

That’s pretty much it.
Here’s some pics of my saw setup rarely shown. With a timber wolf blade that i take on and off the saw for almost two years now. It’s finally starting to get past the point and will be sent out for re sharpening.
See the black burnt dust on the table.
Let you know how the sharpening goes

-- Aj

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#1 posted 08-12-2018 09:09 PM

Why do you say especially the Resaw King? Why would wet wood damage a carbide toothed blade more than a regular blade?

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#2 posted 08-12-2018 09:19 PM

Because the RK blade has very little set a lot less then the wood master ct.
Wet wood needs big wide gullets the moisture causes the shaving to puff up.If you don’t get that away from the tooth fast it takes the edge. Wet Douglas fir is a perfect example of a 2$ piece of wood that will kill a 100$ blade.

-- Aj

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