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Offline 4x4American

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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2017, 07:19:18 am »
Jarhead- How long are you edging?  If you're cutting 20' stuff, I end up cutting the boards in half before edging.  I don't like to edge over 14' long stuff and especially with a single blade you're gonna have to pass each board back
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2017, 07:46:17 am »
I use an old WM single-blade edger beside my LT40HD Super.  Except for very heavy flitches like 16' long, etc. 
The carbide blade lasts a long time between sharpening and I figure it saves blade life and engine hours on the mill.  A lot of engine idling time while stacking and flipping flitches on the mill.
I usually turn the log 90 at a time, and take off slabs/flitches just deep enough so that it will make a straight edge when I start milling the next face.
That way, only the first few flitches (from the opening face of the log), need to go through the edger twice.
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2017, 11:15:10 am »
Usually edging long stuff.  On this job it will be 12' min with most at 17.5'
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2017, 01:37:58 pm »
i did not want to hijack your thread so i am asking my question here about edging against the cant
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