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Forum topic by Karda posted 05-19-2019 05:44 PM 300 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2019 05:44 PM

Hi, when I cut green wood for bowl blanks I get a crust of wood on the sides of my bandsaw blade is there any way to prevent that. It also builds up on my tires

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#1 posted 05-19-2019 05:51 PM

What wood, what blade?
Most green wood requires a blade with few teeth and a larger “set” to the teeth.

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#2 posted 05-19-2019 06:41 PM

Cooking spray on blade & tires, works for little while until have to respray.
I got where will wait a month or two before sawing because wife always steals my $1.00 cooking spray.

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#3 posted 05-19-2019 07:38 PM

Try blade cote and dri cote, from bostik.

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#4 posted 05-19-2019 07:43 PM

I had a terrible amount of build up after cutting some green wood. Had to soak the belt in crud cleaner and its all good now

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#5 posted 05-19-2019 09:30 PM

thanks for your suggestions

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 09:34 AM

Before got my bandsaw would rough out blanks with gas chain saw. Still do that if blanks too big for my BS. After spending too much time cleaning bandsaw & blades on wet wood and not wanting to fire up gas saw bought corded electric chain saw to trim up smaller blanks.

1st one was a 16” Remington, which lasted several years before it died. Next came Craftsman bought at Sear, which couldn’t start right out of the box so returned same day. Next came a 18” WORX that lasted several years before it died, so bought another one but only only had 14” saw at the store.

My take on electric corded chains whether pay little or lot is those plastic parts which don’t take same abuse that gas counter parts will. Have no experience with new battery types but assume same thing. Bottom line they are for light duty cutting have to take your time and let saw cut without rushing! Lot of turners use them in their shops but have not done that yet.

No electric chain saws will never replace a gas saw for durability & speed. Where they excel is on smaller blanks than gas saw will do safely.

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#7 posted 05-21-2019 03:17 PM

Household ammonia cleaner makes short work of build up on saw blades/tools. What width/tooth count blade are you using? My bandsaw is only 10” so I cut down about all blanks with a chainsaw – gas for log cutting/most splitting, electric for trimming corners etc, especially in the winter – I can run the electric saw in the shop. For bigger blanks that need even more “rounding” to fit on the lathe I use a chainsaw tooth blade from HF on an angle grinder. Just some other possibilities vs a bandsaw.

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#8 posted 05-21-2019 03:27 PM

Hi, i am using a 3/8ths 3 or 4 tooth blade on a 10” saw. my lathe is 10” so I can cut only so far with a chainsaw. I’ll try the ammonia thanks Mike

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