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Forum topic by PG_Zac posted 04-02-2009 04:59 PM 2453 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2009 04:59 PM

Hi Folks,

I ordered a couple of Wood Slicer BS blades today for resawing. (The much recommended 3-4 TPI resawing blades that seem to be in the top 3 for excellence.)

I initially thought that I could use it for my several metric tons of green wood, as well as after the wood has been seasoned. Unfortunately, I see that the Wood Slicer is NOT recommended for use on green wood.

So, my question here is, What blade out there would give a Wood Slicer type of cut in logs ranging from “felled yesterday” to “been lying around unprotected for a year”?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 05:29 PM

Highland hardware also sells a green wood blade.

Woodturner's blade

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#2 posted 04-03-2009 05:38 AM

I also have this problem. I can say the Wood Slicer didn’t work too well for me. Since the wood is green, the gullets would cake on the blade, clogging it and burn the wood. I had to rig up a brass wire brush on both sides of the blade to help keep the blade clean but I still had to cut very slowly because the wire brush kept bending away. Putting wax on the blades after every cut helped too.
I haven’t tried the woodturner’s blade but I’ll keep that in mind next time.

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