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You will find you won't run bands as long between sharpening's. Frank C.
Ken, there is a learning curve sharpening and setting bands. Every time you sharpen a band its putting money back in your pocket. You will find you won't run bands as long between sharpening's. Frank C.
A sharp blade will literally pull itself through the log for a while, then you find yourself slightly urging the carriage down the track, then there comes a time when although the blade is still cutting straight, you notice that you are pushing the blade through. That's when I know it is time to change blades. Since I've finally got my blade guides properly adjusted and everything aligned properly, I believe I could keep on sawing straight until the blade broke. I don't know how far I could actually push the blade before it failed. These are just my thoughts--with a hydraulic mill, you aren't pushing the carriage down the track, so you don't know that more force is required to push the blade through the log as the blade begins to "dull".
When you have your own sharpening equipment, you are not quite so pressed into getting all you can out of one sharpening, so therefore you pull the blade as soon as you see that it's slowing down in the cut!If you send your blades out to be resharpened, you would seem to have the tendency to get all you can out of it before pulling it!
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