|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 12-23-2011 03:44 AM||3513 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
12-23-2011 03:44 AM
Well this topic is a split between Safety & Shop, Wood & Lumber and Power tools as it involves them all.
I’ve been out for the past few months using my dads gas chain saw clearing out old rotted Hackberry trees from a family cemetery and using the spalted wood for my boxes cutting logs and bringing them home, well one day a few weeks back I was prepping the large logs by slicing off a small portion and creating a flat spot so they would fit my 14” bandsaw for resawing. I was using my electric 16” poulan chain saw when it hit something very hard, I had no idea that the tree had wrapped around a bobwire fence, the wire was actually inside of the tree out of sight and it actually broke the saw so that it would no longer turn the chain, still unknowing what caused it, I held off a few days knowing that I would someday need a gas power chain saw I went and bought one and finished the cutting on all logs including the one that broke my electric, lucky I must have cut the wire enough that the other saw went through.
It was just yesterday I was running those very same logs through my bandsaw doing the lumber mill thing using a 3/4” blade I remember hearing something of a different pitch in noise but again thought nothing of it and pushed on well after that part of the log was sliced I saw the metal in one of the boards and it all came to light that was what killed my chain saw and destroyed that 3/4” blade to boot, I had no idea there was still more metal in the other part of that log so I changed out the 3/4 and put a resaw 1/2” in this time I heard the loud screech and stopped immediately but once again to late the damage was done anther blade destroyed, I got on line and did a search for metal detectors and found the little wizard II at my local woodcraft store and high tailed it out there and bought it, so now I wand all of my wood before cutting so let me tell you a metal detector is a must have if you are doing the same kind of cutting I’m doing.
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