Milling Logs on the Laguna 14 Twelve Bandsaw - Resaw King

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Forum topic by Woodworker101 posted 04-25-2016 10:57 AM 733 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2016 10:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: milling bandsaw oak walnut ash maple

G’day LJ’s

I have a question for you all. I’ve gotten to the point where I want to start milling small logs which will be around 200mm – 300mm in diameter (8” – 11” inches). When I bought my Laguna 14/12 I also bought the Resaw King blade to suit it. The blade alone cost me $250 AU.

Is it okay to use this particular blade for milling wet logs?

The reason why I ask is because I was thinking about using the Resaw King to mill the logs today however I wasn’t sure what would happen to the blade afterwards, whether the blade would rust due to the wetness of the timber or damage it in some way so I didn’t want to risk a $250 blade.

Also the species that I am looking to mill will be Canadian Maple, Oak, Walnut, Ash and Australia natives (which are tough as nails).

Many thanks.


-- Jackson, Australia,

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 01:56 PM

No don’t used the RK for wet woods it will dull it very quickly.Theres not enough set in the blade.Only dry wood for the RK.I found out the hard way I used a RK to cut Douglas fir that had a high moisture content.It didn’t last very long and needed to be sharpened.

-- Aj

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