Sawblade Question

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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 search.
Thanks in advance!
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wrote:

I hope that you're talking about bandsaw blades, not saw blades... unless you own a sawmill..
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mac davis responds:

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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Charlie Self wrote:

And they use rip blades to cut the ends of the board off or to cut shorter boards?
Buzz saws also use crosscut blades, 30 inch maybe larger.
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Not talking about bandsaw blades...not useable for the application.

That's what I am looking for...didn't know if they were that or not. I found a few leads off the 'buzz saw' word. Thanks!
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vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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Why so mysterious about all of this? What are you _doing_? Timber, firewood....?

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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 particular order):
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.
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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.
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"patriarch snipped-for-privacy@nospam.comcastDOTnet>" <<patriarch> wrote in message

I might check with them...but I suspect our agent is out of his scope in regards to this.
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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 Pecan wood.
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Send me a private email at gmadsen at comcast dot net, please.
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wrote:

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 Phoenix area.)
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, etc.
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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.
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spake the words:

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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$50.00
Information ain't cheap.
:o)
If I don't get that in about 24 hours, I'll go ahead and post the source!
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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:
Specialty Saw:
http://www.specialtysaw.com/blades/index.html
http://www.specialtysaw.com/blades/carbtippw.html
Pricing information:
http://www.specialtysaw.com/blades/carbprice.html
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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>

I see you have had some leads.
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Old Nick wrote:

And besides, a big ass home brew machine cobbled together out of random parts, which spins one or more really enormous blades on the end of a hydraulic arm... Sure, we're interested. :)
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 09:59:46 -0500, Silvan
......and in reply I say!:
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Precisely and well said! <GG>
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vaguely proposed a theory

LOL:
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 of random parts, which spins one or more really enormous blades on the end of a hydraulic arm.
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 this thing.
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