Not sure if this is the right group for this:
Where do I find information concerning specifications (types, uses,
horsepower requirements) for blades in the 32" to 48" range? Primary use
will be in a cross cut fashion.
Just point me where to look, or proper key words for a successful google
Thanks in advance!
Sawmills don't have a lot of use for crosscut blades. There are several
companies specializing in large blades for sawmills, but they're rip blades,
not crosscut, AFAIK.
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Didn't mean to be 'mysterious'. Just didn't know if I was posting in an
appropriate newsgroup. It seemed most of this newsgroup was for hobby/craft
type of wood working. Kind of felt out of place.
I am looking at acquiring a hedger. These are machines that go through
orchards, and prune and shape trees on a large scale. I know a little bit
about mechanics, but I don't know jack about the big sawmill type blades.
The machine I have the offer on has a little over 20' in cut, and is
equipped with multiple 32" blades. The use is strictly in a cross cut type
fashion. The questions I am trying to find the answers to are (not in any
1) Where do I get replacement blades--(I found a quote for a 38"
blade--$1600, but that's it!)
2) What types of blades are out there? And what are the most suitable?
What are their specifications?
3) This particular machine has a history of being a weak cutter. The
motor driving the cutting head produces approximately 40hp - 50 hp. I have
a spare (from another application) which can produce about 140hp. The
engine produces about 225hp, and the pump is suitable for that size...would
I be overtorquing the blades that are there if I Aggie Engineered it with
the 140hp motor? Are there blades of that size (32") which can take that
much hp? Or is this something that I am going to have to completely rebuild
for my own application? And that's why I really am after technical
specifications for blades, and what is available. If I can find those types
of specs, I can figure out the rest.
My brother-in-law is an Ag agent in Arizona, affiliated with UA, and a
specialist on orchards. I've met a few of his colleagues. I can't imagine
that there's something in what you're wanting to do that your ag agent
wouldn't know. Unless you're not in the United States, that is.
Nearer home, there's a couple of good sharpening services I'd talk to. Let
them know what you're trying to do here (it's not furniture building, is
it?) and see what you could put together. Those folks retip and repair
carbide blades all of the time. And they would know who does sawmill
equipment in your region.
Good luck with your experiments.
Darn, I hate double posting twice in the same thread:
This machine originated out of Arizona...I think from the area south of
Pheonix. Not sure exactly from where though. It's going to be used for
In that case I've got another suggestion for you. Call the Arizona
agricultural extension service. The agents there will be happy to help
you if they can. (Since the extension services are by county, you
probably want the Maricopa county extension service. That's the
While there are some pecan orchards in Arizona, if the thing is from
here it was most likely used on citrus trees originally. You might
also look for citrus growers groups, suppliers for citrus farmers,
Sleep? Isn't that a totally inadequate substitute for caffine?
Thanks for the reply. I could have been used in citrus originally...which
would account for the 'weak' cutting in pecan wood.
Found a supplier for the blades...I am going to attempt to run it this
season before really doing any mods, so we'll see how it goes.
You've said that 3 times now without stating the name of the source.
What'll it take to get that outta ya, Becko?
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I had a 'recommended' company from Wisconsin...that name escapes me, but is
written down in my truck (which is out of town without me). If needed, be
glad to post that name.
Aside from that:
A promising site:
vaguely proposed a theory
......and in reply I say!:
This and the metalwork ng will answer just about _any_ question. While
there is a lot of Grizzling (hehe) about it, one of the hottest topics
here is actually social issues and politics. You _can't_ be out of
place ! <G>
Thanks for the reply. This thing definitely meets that criteria.
I am now the pround owner of big ass home brew machine cobbled together out
parts, which spins one or more really enormous blades on the end of a
Found a supplier for the blades from Wisconson. I still haven't educated
myself to the level I am looking to achieve on sawblades. I figure in about
a year from now I'll a bonified expert and probably completely broke from
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