I have a question for Mr Wayne and all using band saws. What is the targeted speed of the band? Is it wery important?
You can find information on optimal tooth speed for saws. It will be expressed in distance per minute. There is a material limit for any saw tooth. Too fast and heat will be excessive and not dissipate. A major factor in bandsaw blade life is how many times it goes around the pulleys, so you want an optimal effective speed that does the work while bending the blade the least number of times.
This article gives the basic information.
That is a great forum for wood working information.
At one time I knew what speed the blade was running but have forgotten now . I was thinking maybe between 60 - 70 miles per hour.
I think you would do best to follow advise and link that Garry gave .
Interesting to me that Suffolk and Cooks say different considering each of their proclaimed benefits over the other. It may be the case that they are both right. They have different grades of blades also. And differences for hardwoods and soft and evergreens…There is even a special blade for pecan wood that we like to use on pecan, hickory and gum woods. And cheaper blades we use for loblolly (southern yellow pine). Thanks for the link. I will use it.
Mother Nature put a lot of wood on the ground in Wisconsin, hope you did not get hit to hard Tom
I didn’t get hit at all, but Crivitz east of us and Mountain west had a mass of trees and limbs down. Daughter in law in Green Baycalled and said trees down taking out electricity for 90 thousand customers. It rained so hard, many basements flooded. Dnl had a generator to keep her sump pump running, but the pump burned out. Had to drive all over town to find a new one. Stores said everyone’s is burning out. She didn’t want to run the generator in the house, so she put it on the porch and left the door open a crack for the elect cable. She could see people out prowling around with flash lights. She feared looters, so she sat in the doorway all night with a baseball bat. TomC
Wow To continue; Water is still seeping into the basement so she is running the generator. No electricity to the house yet and it may be a couple of days. How long will that little generator keep running with a constant load. It take a gallon of gas every two hours. Yesterday was sunny so the water leak should slow or stop, although her back yard is low and the ground is saturated. TomC
It is summer in Alabama and is hot but we are going wide open
That is an AWSUM pile of chunks, and in the morning?
That would take me a week
Early morning excercise before temp reaches the 90F mark.
Going to work at the mill in the afternoon, 120-140F in there. Some of you might love it. I don’t
Thanks for the video Jo.
Wow thats woodgas paradice! No wonder you say you have to much motorfuel and not enough places to go
I sat beside a fellow, telling him about my wood truck. Explaining the wood I like, he said he had a couple forties that were full of young saplings like yours. I hinted that I would be happy to thin some of them out for him, he didn’t take the ‘‘hint’’. TomC
Perfect chunker size, oops REBAK
Those of you who need fast firewood may consider this machine. Rebak on steroids
No question about wood being addictive.
This guy in Finland is hooked for sure
He must have one huge fire place or stove to heat his home. Or he just uses the wall of fire wood to keep from have to deal with the neighborhood dogs getting into his yard.
That is a whole forest of trees!
I think he has no worries about running out. Even just tarping those piles would be a huge job, never mind stacking.