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Shadow Hawk
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Murphy's law and the Sawyer

Today i found out Murphy's law for the Sawyer. \"If there is anything hidden in a log, not matter how small. You are gonna cut through it.\"
This happened to me on the first log I cut today. By the time I finished cutting the log the blade had became pretty dull. Cursed myself for not doing a good job of sharpening it, but as I was stacking the lumber I noticed something shining in the wood. It seems that I had cut right through a bullet that was in the tree (from tip to tail and along the path of the bullet). I was however lucky in that it appears that the jacket of the bullet had came off in the first inch or so, and all that I cut was the lead of the bullet. No damage to the blade but boy is it dull. Sorry no pics. will try to get a couple tommorow if not raining...

sawdust's picture

I have found that Lead will take the set out of the blade more than it dulls them. I have cut through a few of them myself.

Robert in W. Mi.
Robert in W. Mi.'s picture

If you see bluestain like in this pict., you better be looking for metal!

Sometimes the metal is so deep as in a bigger tree you, can't even find it with a metal dector... :(

I have to admit, i didn't look for metal in that one though... :oops:


LM2000 with bed extensions, Vanguard 23, optional log post, log turner, hydraulic toe boards, cam dogs, stainless bunk covers, JPT setworks

ely's picture

robert, i have one of those metal detectors like you have, works everytime without fail. says lm2000 on the front cover :roll:

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