November 19, 2019
New Blade, Less Headaches…Our Timbery M100 Sawmill Is Hard At Work

New Blade, Less Headaches…Our Timbery M100 Sawmill Is Hard At Work

All right, welcome back to Swamp Shangrila. We’re going to do a little blade comparison. We’re going to do a swap out here. I’ve got the old blade that came with the
sawmill versus a new blade that came with the Timbery right here in my right hand and
this one right here is a Woodmizer blade double hard and it appears to be a little bit of a
better quality blade than what we are going to be putting on. All right, it looks like that is the blade change out here. It looks like we’ve got that complete. All remains is that I will do a nice little
test cut to make sure we’re good to go. All right, we’re done cutting here with
this log, right here. You can see we managed to get some different
sized beams out of it. Again, I don’t claim to be a sawyer–You
can see when I was cutting–I don’t know if the camera picked up on it or not, but you
notice you saw some sparks come up, at least I did. You’ve got a nice sized nail that was driven
into that tree a while back. And you can see what it did–cut right through
it and then we have this swag where it goes down in there. So, I finished the log out with that blade
and everything. I really didn’t think too much about it,
but I think it is now safe to say it that this blade is shot. So, it’s a good thing I bought a ten pack
of them. So, I’ve got nine left. But you notice it didn’t want to come undone. I did verify the tension on this thing and
it seemed to be riding pretty solid and maintaining its strength, as far as–you know, not needing
the back-up nut, maintaining a level of torque on the blade tension. So, I’ll probably still, just to do it,
investigate the possibility of a back-up nut, but I am very pleased that it did not want
to back itself out. So, other than that, it seems like these Woodmizer
blades are definitely a better quality blade and I am very pleased with it overall. And you notice, that we haven’t completely–you
know, a log–you will never really have a log, except for the core section, that is
the ideal size. So, it will go from wide to narrow–different
transitions based on length. So, you notice that this one isn’t completely
cleaned up. Well, if I decided to put this into the ground,
I could shave it out with the back of a chainsaw–kind of trim it up a little bit and I think you
will find for all rights and purposes, it will work pretty well. Also, if I want to come back and true it up,
trim it up, I can. What I am looking for is pretty much rough
grade lumber, pretty much getting an idea about what we can have going on–What I’m
going to do is I am going to break loose these log dogs right here and I’m going to flip
this stuff down on this bunk, so you guys can see, pretty much…If the lovely director
backs up a little bit, that would be great…And I’m just going to flip this
stuff down here…But overall, I think everybody can agree that in this video we have seen
a definitely improvement on stuff…So I’m going to grab this Peavey right here and we’re
just going to go ahead and pop this down. So, if you come around here to the base right
here, you’ll definitely see some definite changes in log size, as far as beam size. Watch out there director– So, I think we can agree that this
turned out pretty well and pretty nice. Watch out now… There you go! And you can see also the quality of the lumber
we’ve got going on here folks. Watch out there director, this thing wants
to fall…You stay put… There you go! You’ve got some pretty clean looking lumber
right there. Not a thing wrong with this at all! Some good looking lumber, good looking beams! Folks, that’s number one lumber all day. You can see the lack of knots, lack of blemishes. Aside from that nail, I’ll say that is a
good use of a saw blade right there. You can get some good yield right there out
of those beams. You can get some good yield out of a lot of
stuff, you know. Again, we are going for rustic building technique. We are not going for, what you would call
exacting measurement, we’re going for function–very pioneer, very middle English. If there is some characteristic in it, well,
that just gives characteristic to the building. I think anybody who builds anything for a
living can say if you have decent tie in with this beam structure, you’re going to have
a sound structure. But if you were to buy something like this
I could safely say…, Oh mama, you’re looking at a decent amount of money. And I’m going to see about making some things
and probably getting this stuff stacked up in some kind of orderly fashion and neaten
this little saw yard up a little bit, that way we could put our finished product out
here. Make sure you hit the subscribe and like button
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you every Friday. And if you’ve got any questions about anything
folks, I don’t claim to be a know it all by a long shot, but–you know, if you’ve
got any questions about using a chainsaw or if you’ve got questions about using a
sawmill–I’d like to give Timbery a thank you. The director called Timbery the other day. We got some points of advice from them and everything
and–pretty much. They said my handle is at the wrong location
and everything–so, I’ve got to move it over. So, it will be in the same position, but it
will be just over by about four inches. So, we’ve got to do that. But it cut through that nail and it kept on
cutting. I think it is safe to say when I go to send
this blade back to get resharpened, the guys at Woodmizer are just going to shake their
heads and say, “That ain’t gonna happen captain.” All right, we changed the sawmill blade out
earlier. Let me touch base on this. This was the saw blade that came with the
machine. As far as point of manufacturer–whatever,
it served a good purpose, it did good work for us. The new blade I’ve put on was a Woodmizer
double hard, I do believe. You’ll find Timbery at Woodmizer dealerships
and everything. I think there is probably some kind of loose association
there. I’m going to have to change this blade out
again. As I’ve touched on earlier, we cut through
a nail! And well, I saw some sparks and pretty much–you
know, I was like–I think there might be a nail there, but I didn’t really stop to
look at it because I wanted to get this done so I probably sacrificed the blade. So, we are going to wind up changing that
blade out as well. So, the blade change out is pretty easy on
this thing, as well as–you know, making sure you’ve got solid blade tracking and the
like. There’s no real issue. You’ve just got to make sure the back of
your blade is pretty well on par with the back of your wheels there and it’s a pretty
simple design. I did not have any of the problems with the
Woodmizer double hard blade that I did with the shipped blade. With the shipped blade, as a point of reflection–You
notice that we kept on having problems with the nut backing off, losing blade tension. It served its purpose, but it was sort of
like we were having to fight tooth and nail to get forward progression during our operations. But this morning we came out and the first
thing we did was clean up the sawmill and put the double hard Woodmizer blade on it
and you notice I torqued that thing up, I loosened the torque up just to pretty much make sure it
was on par with alignment and the only time we’ve lost any kind or we had blade deviation–you
notice that swag right there on this piece of timber…And I could safely say that if
I come over here folks–if the lovely director would excuse me…I’d be willing to bet
you based on–after dumping this whole pile–that if I was to roll this over, then this deviation
will probably be–this is where the nail was located back here so, when I find its matched
pair, right here, which will probably be on this one, right here…and there it is. So, you see the nail is, right here–this
was its matched pair, right here. This was on top. So, what we have here is the deviation caused
by Big J here cutting into that nail. But really, with the Woodmizer blades, in
my opinion, again I don’t claim to be a sawyer, but I’m just going to say based
on what I have noticed with operations, I’ll say that the blade is superior and I will
say that the blade does run or cycle better on the machine. Easy change out–you know, no real difficulty. But we would like to thank you again for sticking
around and watching this.

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