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Forum topic by Sverre posted 01-06-2015 05:41 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2015 05:41 PM

Does clean but frozen boards dull planer blades?

-- Joe R

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 06:19 PM

I know that working green wood when it’s frozen is quite hard on blades (mostly this applies to chainsaws). If you have well-seasoned wood I’d expect that it would be slightly harder on blades but not outrageously so since most of the water’s gone.
But maybe others have actual experience with this.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 06:42 PM

All wood dulls planer blades.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 06:46 PM

In my experience, yes. Carbide blades perform proportionately better, but even more so in non-frozen wood.

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