Our Vermeer has always sent fairly large pieces of brush through without chipping it. It is always thin stuff like pencil diameter or less but they can be 2ft long or longer. I have the. Gap on the bed knife set to the specs in the owners manual but it seems to be larger than any other chipper I have used. I am not sure but I think the manual says something like.
Is there any harm to setting the gap smaller? Will doing that produce better chips with less stringy stuff passing through unchipped? Does anyone with a know what they set their gap at? Although not a Vermeer, I set mine as tight as I can without the knives hitting. Nice tiny chips. Skwerl TreeHouser. Joined Sep 6, Messages 15, Have you dressed the bed knife recently? They tend to wear a bit and it's like having one side of a pair of scissors very dull.
How exactly do you measure the gap? I've never been able to get anything in there to measure it anyway, always had to eyeball it like Brendon. I have a feeler gauge that I am able to insert on the side and then I can spin the disk and eye it from above. I must look like a monkey humping a bowling ball but I can do it by myself. It's much easier with someone else. I have not dressed it, but I flipped it not too long ago so the cutting edge is alright I think.
Joined Dec 6, Messages 21, Location So. My morbark is.The ability to sharpen chipper blades is a great skill to have, since doing a lot of chipping and shredding wears down the blades quickly. Sharpening chipper blades may seem like a straightforward task, but there are a few important things to know before undertaking this project.
Sharpening chipper blades often can extend the life of the blades and the chipper machine. Sharp blades require less power from the machine. If a chipper blade becomes too dull, much of the blade itself will have to be removed during the intensive sharpening process.
This type of occasional, intensive sharpening will greatly diminish the life of the chipper blades, so short bursts of sharpening maintenance when needed are best. After 6 to 8 hours of use is usually a good time to sharpen most chipper blades.
You should also be able to tell if blades need sharpening by the way they are cutting and the size materials they put out of the chipper machine.
Chunky pieces instead of chipped pieces will indicate a need for blade sharpening. Many chipper machines will slow down or stop altogether when blade sharpening is necessary. It is important to use the proper tools when sharpening chipper blades, because the wrong tools can permanently damage your chipper blades.
A typical grinder or grinding belt is a poor choices for sharpening chipper blades since the blades are made of high-carbon steel. These types of sharpening materials can cause the chipper blades to overheat, damaging the blades and diminishing their overall life. A professional grinder can be a good choice for sharpening, though it is still important to pause occasionally, making sure the chipper blades are not getting too hot. Another choice is hand sharpening with a wet wheel.
In this case, diamond whetstone will probably get the job of sharpening done the fastest. Sharpen all the chipper blades at the same time, even if only one appears to be dull. This practice will keep all of the blades balanced with each other.Vudoo bravo
Be sure the chipper blades match each other and come from the same set so they maintain the same distance and balance, and maximize chipping efforts. Before returning the chipper blades to the machine, you may want to use a wire brush to clean the area where they attach. This will also maintain balance and efficiency to make sure they are most effective. Take care not to sharpen the chipper blades too much, since this practice can cause the blades to break.
Sharpening past an inch will likely cause problems for the chipper blades, as with other common machinery knives. If you are unsure about how much sharpening should occur for maximum benefits, you may want to seek the advice of a professional. With the proper tools and know-how, the ability to sharpen chipper blades will save time and money and keep your chipper machine running at maximum efficiency.
Remember Me? Page 3 of 4 First 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: Results 21 to 30 of Re: Help with chipper blade adjustment. Originally Posted by srjones. Ok, I can't take it anymore. Could someone explain the logic around the anvil blade gap? I keep reading two different numbers with about a 10x difference. The first gap seems to be in the shavings range 0. The second gap is in the chipping range 0. I haven't adjusted the anvils on my JM-6 and they're set at.
Is this just a preference on the finished product? Nice smooth shavings vs. Smaller shavings have more surface area I can't imagine it's a performance thing, considering that a 0. Thanks in advance, -Steve.
Knive gap for vermeer bc1000xl chipper
Reply With Quote. The wood is being cut several inches from the anvil, and the size of chip is more related to feed rate and rotation speed of the cutting knives. If you set the gap too wide at the anvil, it puts too much stress between the knife and the anvil as the knife passes. You want the knife to cleanly 'cut' the wood in this area, and not just jamb wood past the anvil.
So set the knives to the. It took me a while to grasp this as well. I think I have it now. The gap has little to do with the chip size. If the gap between the two is large it will still work, but more difficult to use, not to mention the extra stress because of twisting.
To change the chip size significantly you would have to vary the feed rate. Since we have a feed roller the only option is to change to pto speed.View Cart Checkout. Monitoring the condition and adjustment of your anvil regularly is critical to maintaining the performance of your machine and the desired chip quality.
Before attempting any type of maintenance, disengage clutch, turn off engine, wait for the drum to come to a complete stop, install the drum lock pin, disconnect battery, and make sure the ignition key is in your possession. Before working inside the infeed hopper or under the top feedwheel, remove the easy climb springs from the top yoke, raise the yokeinstall the yoke lock pin, safety chain the yoke in the raised position, and insert a wooden block to assist in holding the yoke in the raised position.
They may become seriously injured. We invite you to watch the video programs below for visual reference. Skip to content. Facebook Instagram Linkedin YouTube. Anvil Adjustment. To check the anvil clearance, follow all pre-maintenance shut down procedures. Once all safety procedures are completed the anvil to knife clearance can be checked.
In order to check the clearance one person will need to climb into the infeed hopper. Use a feeler gauge or the anvil to knife gauge supplied by Bandit to check the clearance of the first knife to the anvil. Check the clearance at the left and right sides of the knife. Once that knife has been checked climb back out of the infeed hopper, remove the drum lock pin, and very carefully rotate the chipper drum so the other knives can be checked.
Once all knives have been checked adjust the anvil according to the closest knife. The anvil to knife clearance should be. Set the closet knife to this distance. If the anvil needs to be adjusted closer to the drum, loosen the outside hex nuts.
If the anvil needs to be adjusted away from the drum, loosen the inside hex nuts. Loosen the anvil bolts from underneath the machine. Once the components have been loosened, move the anvil to the correct clearance using the anvil adjuster bolts and hex nuts. Once the knife is set to the correct clearance. Make sure bolts are torqued to their specific bolt torques.
Refer to bolt torques in your manual. Carefully rotate the chipper drum to make sure all the knives clear the anvil. Join the Waiting List We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Just leave your valid email address below.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New media New media comments Latest activity.
Knive gap for vermeer bcxl chipper. Thread starter Barry Stumps Start date May 26, Barry Stumps. May 26, Barry Stumps ArboristSite Member. Hello all.Onlog analysis
I need to take my knives off and sharpen them. I am wanting to know is there a recomended gap for the knives to clear bottom.
I couldnt find that in my manual. It is 2 hours away if I take it to the shop so would like to do myself. Recently my forward hydro feed quit working and checked my toggle switch and it shows that it is working.
Has anyone ever come across that issue? May 27, Mikecutstrees ArboristSite Guru. Are you actually going to adjust the bedknife every time you change the blades? I have never adjusted my bedknife. Never had a problems.Forum Rules. Home Forums Reviews Articles Store.
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I've got a general question about knife clearance relative to unit performance. I might addit makes no difference to me what the chip size result is. I've got a BX 40 Wallenstein with 3 rotary knives rpm and 1 stationary. My question is as stated beforewhat is the optimum distance between the rotary and stationary knife? I didn't get a manual and Wallenstein's customer support or lack of is another BIG post. Thanks, GrayBeard. Reply With Quote.
Re: Wood chipper knife clearance? Can I see pictures of that unit? I have not seen a unit with a rotary and a stationary knife. If I saw, I'd make some comments. Can take a picture or give a link to a web page showing them? It may be a day or so.
My re-sizing abilities are not good for posting here. The stationary knife is located at the bottom side of the "drum" and the rotary blades on the flywheel just pass by. As for the bed knife clearence.
Hope that helps. Thanks Chipperman. I'll check mine out. Graybeard; I agree with Chipperman. I have a Vermeer chipper and the knife clearance is.Forums New posts Search forums.
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