|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 01-14-2013 06:03 PM||773 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-14-2013 06:03 PM
I know this subject has been thoroughly ran and as recent as last week. I know there are the popular blades, timberwolf, wood slicer, and a few others I cannot recall right now.
I have a local source who custom cuts to size blades for us. I am limited to 1” and his blades are 3 TPI with small teeth and very shallow gullets. I have resawn approximately 400 bf of mesquite this past couple of weeks. I am finding I can resaw between 80 to 100 bf before the blade becomes too dull. I am buying 2 at a time at a price of 20.00 each. However convenient as they are local, I just bought my 5th and 6th blade today for 40.00. I will be cutting probably another 600 to 800 bf of mesquite over the next month as I am getting a 16’ trailer full of medium sized mesquite logs this week.
So I am wondering if I am getting service from my 20.00 blades that are par for the course. In other words, do I want to spend 40.00 for a Timberwolf and have it cut like butter for around 100 bf and find I am back in the market for a new blade.
And what about the carbide blade. I am thinking they would not be cost effective. Not sure???
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net