So, I am getting close to finalizing my chunker. My Dad gave me a 1.5 hp/3450rpm motor. I ended up putting a 8” X 1/2” flywheel directly on the motor.
I ran a few 2” branches through it (pine and apple).
RAN GREAT! Good power and twice as fast! One cut every 4.4 seconds, with a cut taking 1 second. I plan on putting a gutter under the blades to catch the run off and direct the chunks to a bucket.
Bad news is the blade is showing some flexing. So I will have to go thicker or hardened. I am currently using .150” thick. (Kevin, I looked into the oxy cylinders, they are not hardened, but I may still use them they are ¼” thick and 9” OD.)
It seemed like I got a lot of fines when looking at the whole mess. But after screening it with 3/8”, there really wasn’t much there.