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Offline Sawing 4 fun

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RPM of edger?
« on: June 30, 2012, 12:15:01 am »
Does anyone know how fast my old, 2 blade, Frick edger should be turning? I asked a couple of people now and I'm getting conflicting info.
I would greatly appreciate any wisdom from someone who knows. pc_smiley

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Offline Ron Wenrich

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Re: RPM of edger?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 04:55:58 am »
If your're sawing primarily hardwoods, a rim speed of between 8-9,000 surface feet per minute is recommended.  For softwoods, that gets bumped up to 10-11,000 surface feet per minute.  If you're running an 18" saw, then to get 8,000 sf/m you need to run 1700 rpm.
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