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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2016, 08:18:31 pm »
Does Kasco offer a sharpening service, similar to re sharp? Looked on there site, can't seem to figure that out.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2016, 08:19:23 pm »

 I had Kasco send me a 7deg blade to try and it was great till I hit the back stop. Now I received two 4 deg to mill some
 White Oak from Cutting Edge but this rain has put me grounded till now. When I did get to try them they sure did ok
 but with our manual Norewood mill they seem to be not any different then the 10 deg blades in wide cut. In 6 or 8"
 cuts they did real good. So what I need to know is should I be using water drip on the blade with some soap? These
 Oak have been down for a year so may be a little dry. We have a Honda 20hp engine but not sure what the blade
 speed is. We are running at 3600 rpm but still seem to push hard and it makes for a long day. We are cleaning up
 under the mill next week and I am going the see what size band wheel size is and the engine pulley size to  see if we
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2016, 09:22:28 pm »
     It is on my short list to get a few Kasco blades to try out- you fellas that have done so, how did you get 1 or 2? The only way I have seen to buy them, you had to get a whole box.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2016, 09:43:59 pm »

I got a box of Kasco's from Cutting Edge...gonna be all I run from here on out. 

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2016, 11:01:23 pm »
I have been amazed at how good of quality their blades are. I usually get about 1/2 day out of a blade and the Kasco's I am averaging almost 2 days.... Wow is all I can say.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2016, 01:40:07 am »
Good day to you Kasba
Just wondering if you get your blades States side or out of Toronto and if you don't mind what is OUR cost.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2016, 06:27:10 am »
I have been amazed at how good of quality their blades are. I usually get about 1/2 day out of a blade and the Kasco's I am averaging almost 2 days.... Wow is all I can say.

Not as good, but I saw a improvement on more BF of lumber coming off one blade. Almost double, sawing oak. Then again, I was using 10 degree blades before and got 7 degree blades from Kasco. Would love to try some 4 degree blades just to see if any difference in speed.

As for as resharping, At there cost for me at $16.66 a blade, I will just order new blades and when I get around 100 blades saved, I will buy a resharpener. ;D

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2016, 08:32:36 pm »
Good day to you Kasba
Just wondering if you get your blades States side or out of Toronto and if you don't mind what is OUR cost.
I did get them out of Toronto but on my first order they didn't charge me freight and they have a sales rep that comes to the island frequently that will bring me my order. I think I paid just under 20 a blade for 1 1/4" x 144" 7 degree. I am very pleased with them.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2016, 08:42:41 pm »
Does kasco have a comparable blade to a 7/39 turbo?
Anyone??
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2016, 09:41:24 pm »
They don't have one now, but there may be one in the not-to-distant future...rumor has it.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2016, 10:06:48 pm »
It looks to me like Kasco  has the blade to beat.  I was given three of them at Jake's latest project but have yet to try them.  The wood I have sawn recently has been crap and I would like to give them a level playing field when comparing them to the Wood-mizer blades that we have on hand.  Hopefully,, in the not so distant future, someone will bring some decent logs to us that they need sawn and we can give a report on how they do. 
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2016, 08:25:15 pm »
Does Kasco offer a sharpening service, similar to re sharp? Looked on there site, can't seem to figure that out.
I don't believe Kasco offers sharpening services themselves, but I know at least some of their distributors do (see reply #8 of this thread). :)
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 09:02:07 am »
Just got a box of kasco blades before starting this big job I am on. (15000 bd ft )
Its bug kill lodge pole lots of sap it was drug to the deck with a skidder so theirs dirt in the checks.
I have mixed revues.
There was a WM blade on the mill when I started, it cut may be 1000 bd ft  it was getting dull wavey cut at the knots.
put on a Kasco  5-6 hrs  it brakes maybe 600 bd ft.
Another new Kasco 3 cuts later I hit a knot on the return. I will claim it operator error.
New blade this one lasts 4.5 hr and 550 bd ft.
Both broke in the gullet first blade had a crack about 6in away from the brake also in the gullet.
Both blades were just turning at the end of the mill wile I was off loading.
My speed is slow because I am working alone off loading and stacking.
Called the dealer here, He said he knows nothing about Kasco blades.
he added that my mill wouldn't run 7s well.
I have a new LT35 Hyd 25hp
he recommended running the WM blades all I have are the 10s so put one on 1300 bd ft still going and 7.5 hrs
I did find my drive belt was lose down to 10-11 lb. alinement appears to be good. I did adjust the inside roller to the 1/16 recommend.

Any ideas of what broke the Kasco blades. Maybe I got a bad box?????

Thanks for any input

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2016, 12:12:37 pm »
Knock on wood in 10 years I have never broken a WM blade. But I have always bought new ones and have never had any resharpened. But at the cost of blade now days I am looking for someone local to sharpen for me. Yeah MM I know about the resharp program :D
 
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2016, 12:31:27 pm »
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Box of Kasco blades =  ???  Could be a game changer :)
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2016, 02:04:27 pm »
Scott, are you disengaging the blade when you exit the far end of the log and gig back to the front?

Your blades will last longer if they flex less!

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 02:25:47 pm »
I always shut the blade off when gigging back, WM tech told me that when I bought the mill. Might be why I have never broken a band. Having said that. I am willing to bet I will break one. 
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 04:27:31 pm »
I normally do not shut the blade down when I gig back maybe I should start doing that.
I talked to kasco before heading out to the job they would like me to run another blade or two if I have the same problem stop they want the blade sent back to them for testing.
Derek was really good about it wants to help me figure out what might be going on also

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2016, 04:44:08 pm »
I have a 13 hp mill and I run 7's and have no problems spruce , hemlock , pine , red oak , ash and maple .
That 25 hp woodmizer should cut great with them 7's
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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2016, 08:29:19 pm »
One of the Kasco blades the was given to me to try back in April at Jake's white oak sawing project was finally used today.  It sawed well and will get to saw some more tomorrow.  With a new 7 blade in a bald cypress 12" cant, we could saw a 10' 1"x12" in 17 seconds.  That seemed pretty good to me with an LT-28 with a 25 hp Kohler.  The 1"x12" 's that we were getting a couple of logs later were taking 22 seconds to saw.  So far, I am impressed with this blade.
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