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Re: debarker
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2012, 04:08:34 pm »
Never had an issue with overheating.   I turn it on and off before and after each  cut usually, but I leave it on continuously too and it never gets hot.  I would know if it were because I put my hand on the motor usually when I pull it back to pin it out of the way.  One thing I learned is never start the motor when it is already in contact with the log, I broke two of three teeth on the debarker bit once because it was on a hard knot when I started it, $15 bucks for a new bit.   Now I always start the motor then engage the debarker into the log and haven't had an issue since.   If there are lots of knots or if the log is very irregular, I'll only pressure wash  it as good as I can rather than risk breaking something on a knotty or bad log, this seems to be rare with the EWP I've been milling though.

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Re: debarker
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2012, 04:31:41 pm »
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Re: debarker
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2012, 04:48:35 pm »
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Re: debarker
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2015, 01:00:43 am »
I know this is an old topic. I just have to wander about the small 4 stroke generator that Tractor Supply sells of HarborFreight. I've had the TS brand one and it's small enough to sit on the saw carriage and would pull a decent sized A/C motor with a blade mounted on it.

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Re: debarker
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2015, 01:01:10 am »
I know this is an old topic. I just have to wander about the small 4 stroke generator that Tractor Supply sells of HarborFreight. I've had the TS brand one and it's small enough to sit on the saw carriage and would pull a decent sized A/C motor with a blade mounted on it.

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Re: debarker
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2015, 02:55:33 am »
Sure, why not?  With a little outside the box thinking anything like that is possible.  Another machine (the generator) to have to worry about and maintain is the only drawback I can see.
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Re: debarker
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2015, 04:07:00 pm »
I've used a debarker alot when I ran the LT-70,it works well but I was glad to shut it off.My current debarker is an axe and wire brush,have no plans to build one of those complicated swinging buzzsaws. Frank C.
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Re: debarker
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2015, 10:12:44 am »
Starter motors work great.  seen them many times. 

I dont see what the big deal is about debarkers.  I have cut well over 10 million feet each on an LT300 and an lt3500 sitting side by side the 3500 with a debarker and the 300 without.  on average i dont see a real differance.

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Re: debarker
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2015, 08:06:20 pm »
     Woody, you must be getting some decently clean logs.  If you tried that with the sand-crusted stuff I get most of the time you'd be changing a band every 10 minutes.
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Re: debarker
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2015, 06:46:57 am »
I have to agree with nomad, you won't cut through much grit without useing a debarker of some sort!
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Re: debarker
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2015, 07:22:37 am »
I have to agree with nomad, you won't cut through much grit without useing a debarker of some sort!

I lived in Ga for 5 years... I could really see where you would need a debarker in that state.
Up here in Pa I dont see the need for one. We dont have the grit and sand like down south.
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Re: debarker
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2015, 09:41:22 am »
  It all boils down to where you live and the type of soil on average thats there... Here you will find some nice clay, it aint very hard on blades, some really nice sand that will blast a blade in no time flat, depending on what time of year and how the logs where taken from the stump to the landing will determine if you will need to scratch some entry point on the log or not.
 It was easy when I bought my mill the debarker was not an option at the time, I could of put one on the next or so year after,but had the log wizard by then and was happy using it.
 Some of you live on sand... of course you would not live with out one... For me, it is frozen outside now... no need for a debarker from now till spring... Its windshield washer time.... :)
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Re: debarker
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2015, 02:08:30 pm »
  It all boils down to where you live and the type of soil on average thats there... Here you will find some nice clay, it aint very hard on blades, some really nice sand that will blast a blade in no time flat, depending on what time of year and how the logs where taken from the stump to the landing will determine if you will need to scratch some entry point on the log or not.
 It was easy when I bought my mill the debarker was not an option at the time, I could of put one on the next or so year after,but had the log wizard by then and was happy using it.
 Some of you live on sand... of course you would not live with out one... For me, it is frozen outside now... no need for a debarker from now till spring... Its windshield washer time.... :) 

That is the key point in this area! ;)
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