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Offline ozarkgem

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2016, 08:42:25 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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Took me 23 sec to saw 1x12 x 8'6" Sycamore. 20 Hp electric. New Cooks blade.
I would say you are doing pretty good.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2016, 06:29:05 am »
As long as the sawdust chute is kept clean, cypress does cut like hot butter.  We did not push it quite that hard on every cut but this cant was clear, clean and we just wanted to see what the blade would do.  We have only used 10° and 4° blades previously.  The 7° Kasco has done well so far.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2016, 07:11:53 am »
I could push mine a little harder but the electric clutch slipped. Since it is obsolete I backed off. I don't want to retro fit  some new clutch.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2016, 09:45:04 am »
A fellow and his son brought us some live oak "logs" to saw into slabs and boards last week.  These things were gnarly and had been lying around for quite some time.  I would have burned them but he wanted them sawn, even after I suggested he select some of the better oak logs we have for free and just pay us to cut them up to his specifications.

The Kasco 4° band that was given to me at CustomSawyer's project was put to the test.  Live Oak is hard and when the logs are not fresh, it is ridiculously hard.  The bark is thick and holds debris really well.  None of these traits leads to blades maintaining sharpness or promotes longevity.  The cuts were very high quality for a few "logs" and then the blade suddenly dove about a half inch.  We drove in a wedge and backed the blade out, spun the log end for end and finished the cut.  We continued using the blade to finish out the order but cut really slow to maintain a straight cut.  There were a few times I saw sparks coming off the blade when entering the cut occasionally and the sawdust left on the cant was very fine.  We really did not want to dull another blade to finish what little we had left to saw.

Based on the sample blades from Kasco that we have used, I am impressed with the cut quality.  I do appreciate Kasco's continued support of The Forestry Forum.
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2016, 01:44:48 pm »
Was using Simmons blades before, changed for Kasco 10 degrees, 3/4 , 161 in. on my Baker 18D 20 hp engine, worked very well, cut some pine slabs 26 in. wide  ( full mouth on my mill ) the cuts were nice and straight and cut like butter. Very very small deflection after hard knots. The blades cost me $21 canadian and were shipped from the USA, they did not had the 161 in. on stock near Montreal. I do recommend them ( you have to buy a full box (15 blades).
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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2016, 05:01:32 am »
I too have been eyeing up those blades for a try. When I buy my next box they will be Kasco I think.

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2017, 09:36:41 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.
Where are you from Kasba when you say island

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2017, 09:51:19 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.
Where are you from Kasba when you say island
Lee, Kasba ( my brother ) is from Victoria BC Canada. On the southern tip of Vancouver Island of the west coast. Me i'm in south eastern BC

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2017, 05:23:49 am »
Bought some Kasco blades earlier this summer. Was more than pleased with the price and performance . Paid around 22.00 with delivery . delivery into my region is always a big add on to the cost.

Been trying them out during the summer. Sawing clean softwood. They cut very well hold a good edge and sharpen up good again.

Next order will be Kasco once again.

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Re: Kasco blades
« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 01:24:27 am »
Anyone know if they make a 177” band for the LT40 wide?  Like the #4 blades I’ve been using, but wouldn’t mind having some 10’s in hand for cutting cedar.
2017 LT40 wide