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Chainsaw Mill vs. Band Sawmill? A Comprehensive Comparison to Guide Your Choice

Small property owners and farmers occasionally need to cut logs into boards for projects like fence repairs or shed construction. Since log sawing is a relatively simple, infrequent task (...), the initial solution might be to utilize an existing chainsaw by adding attachments for horizontal log cutting. Let's explore and compare the features of the band sawmill and the chainsaw mill ...

Wood-Mizer TVS HD Industrial Sawmilling Line for Pallet Manufacturing

The Industrial Sawmilling Lines, or Wood-Mizer Systems, introduce automation and smart solutions to produce timber efficiently at lower costs. Glinkowski Sawmilling Company has operated its Wood-Mizer industrial sawmilling line in Poland since 2021. The line made it possible to customize the machinery to specific business needs and incorporate the existing equipment at the factory into the new Wood-Mizer Systems setups.

How to Set Up Straight Knives in the Cutterheads

Learn how to install or replace a straight knife in a Wood-Mizer planer/moulder cutterhead. Each cutterhead has four slots; two always have straight knives, and the other two can have straight or profile knives, depending on the carpenter's tasks.

How Edgers and Multirips Add Value to a Sawmill

Edgers and multirips are designed to edge sideboards, slabs, and flitches with wane and rip cants and blocks into boards consistently and efficiently over time within very tight tolerances. Any sawmill that wants to expand its output, cutting accuracy, and recovery rates to get higher yields, can use an edger or multirip to achieve these goals.

How to Store Sawmill Blades

Learn how to store sawmill blades correctly and safely to avoid potential blade damage.

How To Safely Unpack Sawmill Blades

Learn how to safely unpack sawmill blades from a flatpack box and prepare them for sawing.

How to Setup Wood-Mizer Planer/Moulders

The tutorial video explains some most common maintenance operations for Wood-Mizer MP260 and MP360 four-sided Planer/Moulders, as well as for MP200 Planer/Thicknesser.

How to Increase Timber Production and Recovery

With Wood-Mizer machines, increasing your sawmilling production volume and timber recovery is an accessible and intelligent business. Upgrade your sawmilling operation and improve productivity by adding resaws and edgers to your sawmilling line.

How to Choose the Wood-Mizer TOOLS

Wood-Mizer offers a wide range of tools for carpenters and sawmillers including circular saw blades, cutterheads and cutting knives for moulding and planing, drills, and frame saw blades. Wood-Mizer products are well-known for their robust build, high functionality, and reliability. In the Wood-Mizer TOOLS catalog, you can find premium class accessories, designed for both Wood-Mizer machines and machines of other brands.

How to Increase Sawmill Blade Life

Eliminate downtime and keep sawing with these 10 helpful tips to increase your bandsaw blade life expectancy.

How to Change Planer/Moulder Knives

Wood-Mizer planer/moulders are designed for making finished wood products affordably and efficiently. Wood-Mizer offers many straight planer knives and profiled moulder knives which can be easily installed on the cutterhead to switch between different profiles of produced material. These videos explain how to replace the cutting knives quickly and effortlessly on Wood-Mizer planer/moulders.

Why Do Sawmill Blades Break?

To increase sawmill blade life, there are eight significant reasons for premature sawmill blade rupture to look out for when operating a sawmill. How many hours does a bandsaw blade have, or how many cubic meters can it cut before needing to sharpen or replace? The answer to the question "How long does a sawmill blade last?" depends on the blade quality and many more factors.

Get a Free E-book "How to Improve a Sawmill Blade Performance"

The Wood-Mizer team prepared an e-Book with the most popular website articles about sawmill blades. The e-Book "How to Improve a Sawmill Blade Performance" is helpful for both experienced sawmillers and beginners: a professional can refresh his knowledge, and a novice learns a lot of useful info.

How To Choose a Sawmill Blade Profile

Using the best sawmill blade is key to increasing production, improving cut quality, and reducing your sawmilling or resawing operation costs. From green softwoods to abrasive hardwoods, Wood-Mizer manufactures an industry-leading range of sawmill blades with more than 100 combinations based on profile, width, thickness, tooth spacing, and material for any type of sawing or resawing application.

How to Prepare Your Sawmill for Cold Winter

Sawing in cold weather can be challenging; however, here is a checklist to ensure you and your sawmill are prepared to tackle the winter sawing season.

How to Choose the Best Cutting Tools in Your Workshop?

The more machinery you have in your workshop, the more often you’re faced with the dilemma of which cutting tools to choose, what is essential for each sawing application, and how to make sure that a particular choice will work well for you.

Mobile Contract Sawmilling in Scotland

Five tips on contract sawmilling from an experienced Scottish sawmiller. Watch this interview to learn more tips about contract wood cutting with a mobile sawmill.

How to Service a Sawmill

Wood-Mizer sawmill owners are interested in the efficiency of sawing. In order to maximize the sawing time, you need to do regular maintenance and replace spare parts, so that you could avoid unnecessary breaks at work. Following the advice below, will help provide longer run-times and better sawing quality of your sawmill.

Blade Guide Rollers Adjustment

Blade guide rollers add extra precision and stability to bandsaw blade while cutting. They also control blade position relative to the sawmill bed. To check if your blade guide rollers are set correctly use a special ruler that was supplied with your sawmill.

Recommended Stock of Spare Parts for Wood-Mizer Sawmill

It is important to keep a stock of spare parts for your sawmill. Wood-Mizer prepared a short list of spare parts that should always be available; their prompt replacement saves your time and money.

How to Replace a Sawmill Blade

Replacing the bandsaw blade is one of the key maintenance needs for every sawmill user. Following the advice below allows for a quick, safe, and correct blade installation:

How to Avoid "Wavy" Cuts

Many operators know this problem: during sawing "wavy" cuts appear. The problem is really serious, but you can solve it. Let us examine, step by step, all the factors affecting the sawing process. There are four of them: the operator, the sawmill, the blade and the wood.

Sawing Logs into Lumber

There are many different sawing methods and techniques to turn logs into lumber including live sawing, cant sawing, plain sawing, grade sawing, and quarter sawing. To get you started, here is an introductory course in sawing your logs to lumber.

How to Saw in Cold Weather

As colder temperatures arrive and logs begin to freeze, here are helpful sawing tips, reminders, and answers to common questions to compete with the cold weather sawing challenges faced by sawyers this time of year.

How To Select a Sawmill Blade Type

Offering more than 60 bandsaw blade profiles with an extensive array of combinations based on hook angle, tooth set, width and thickness, which Wood-Mizer sawmill blade is best for you?

A Smarter Sawmill for a Better Forest Future

By using smarter solutions, sawmillers throughout the world can improve their profitability while reducing timber requirements, costs, and waste.

How to Fold and Unfold Bandsaw Blades

Coiling and uncoiling bandsaw blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a quick, step-by-step guide to proper blade folding.

Best Practices for Better Blade Performance

Sawmilling with Wood-Mizer Blades will result in straight, consistent lumber; however, there are some factors that can result poor performance. Regular maintenance, general knowledge of proper usage, and attention while cutting will help avoid blade breakage and poor quality cutting.

How to Sharp the Blades Properly

1. Always use grinding wheels with the profile matching the sharpened saw blade profile. 2. When you install the blade into the sharpener, make sure that the clamp is clean and the supporting arms are correctly adjusted.

Sharpening And Setting Your Own Blades - An Introduction

The proper care of blades will ensure they stay sharp longer and can be sharpened multiple times.

Wood-Mizer Bandsaw Blade Sharpeners - The Ultimate Tools for Sawmill Blade Maintenance

In recent LIVE video streams “Improve Your Blade Performance,” Wood-Mizer specialists showcased a range of machines for sharpening and setting sawmill blades. They advised how to choose the suitable blades for different sawmilling projects and explained some of the most valuable blade maintenance techniques.

Wood-Mizer Bandsaw Tooth Setters for Efficient Sawmill Blade Maintenance

In the process of sawmilling, bandsaw blades do a tremendous job of cutting a log into valuable building material. To produce the best quality cants and boards out of every single log, you need to properly maintain the bandsaw blades by sharpening and setting their teeth. Only well-maintained bandsaw blades guarantee ultimate cutting performance.

Mineral Oil for Your Sharpening Equipment

Clean mineral oil extends the life of your CBN grinding wheel. Using the wrong kind of oil can damage your CBN wheel by clogging up it's fine surface. Once clogged, it may not be cleaned. As a consequence, CBN wheel begins to leave burn marks on the blade and not sharpen accurately.

Watch This Before Buying a Sawmill - SWEDISH HOMESTEAD Video Series

A Swedish homesteader shares three tips that he learned from his father and his own experience to make the right decision when you purchase a sawmill.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Sawmill a Log from Start to Finish

Simeon Fuchs and his father, Helmut, are experts in operating their fifteen-year-old LT40 Hydraulic sawmill. “We want to demonstrate how to mill a log from the first cut to the end with the bandsaw mill and give you a feel for it,” Simeon says. With one log, Helmut demonstrates his best techniques of sawmilling lumber.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Manage a Forest

Simeon Fuchs and his brother, Swedish farmers, tell us how they manage their woods, what principles underlie the thinning of the forest, and how they produce firewood from the harvested birch logs.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Harvest Dead Trees

How should you manage your forest? Simeon Fuchs discusses the benefits of harvesting dead trees and his philosophy of environmental stewardship vs. abandonment.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Cut Down a Tree Safely and Precisely

Simeon Fuchs shares safe and proven techniques used by traditional Swedish loggers to harvest large trees. Different techniques are used all around the world for felling trees. In Sweden, young loggers value the tradition and experience of older loggers. Simeon is no exception. Having logged for more than ten years, Simeon attributes his logging style, precision, and professionalism to old Swedish loggers who taught him everything he needed to know about felling trees.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Operate a Successful Sawmill

We continue to share the Swedish Homestead video series telling about modern farm life. Helmut Fuchs, the founder of Swedish Homestead, shares how hard work made his LT40 sawmill a profitable investment.

Swedish Homestead Video Series: How to Operate a Wood-Mizer Sawmill Outdoors in the Winter

In this video, Swedish farmer Simeon Fuchs explains how the LT40 hydraulic sawmill helps his farm stay profitable every season. After 15 years and 5,000 hours of milling, Simeon and his father continue to operate their Wood-Mizer sawmill even outdoors in subzero temperatures.

Wood-Mizer Blade Spotlight: MaxFLEX Premium Bandsaw Blades

MaxFLEX is one of Wood-Mizer's brands for bandsaw blades. When Wood-Mizer designed this blade, the goal was to make a durable all-purpose sawmill blade with increased flexibility and extended blade life. Wood-Mizer specialists carefully selected specialized alloys from European steel producers to provide longer blade flex life and hardened every tooth tip with an induction process resulting in a tough blade for maximum sawing performance. Each tooth is precisely set by computer-controlled equipment and completely profile ground tip to tip using super abrasive CBN grinding technology.

Wood-Mizer Blade Spotlight: DoubleHARD

Field tested in demanding sawing applications throughout the world, Wood-Mizer DoubleHARD blades are the flagship and workhorse sawmill blade that sawyers have trusted for decades. DoubleHARD blades earned their name because Wood-Mizer starts with a high-quality alloy steel and induction hardens the tooth tip, resulting in a durable and reliable blade that delivers twice the toughness and twice the sharp life compared to standard carbon blades.

The Wood-Mizer WB2000 Industrial Sawmill at a Modern Sawmilling Factory in Poland

Since its introduction in 2015, sawmilling companies throughout the world have installed the Wood-Mizer WB2000 industrial sawmills, raising sawmilling productivity by two or threefold. The Wood-Mizer WB2000 industrial sawmill is a machine that combines the benefits of narrow and wide bandsaw blade technology, making it a flexible and comfortable sawmill both for individual sawmilling, as well as a part of a sawmilling line.

Wood-Mizer WB2000 High-Performance Industrial Sawmill

Watch the record of Wood-Mizer LIVE with the detailed introduction to the WB2000 industrial sawmill design features. In this video presentation, the Wood-Mizer Industrial Product Manager Adam Kubiak explains how the WB2000 operates and generates profit, using a blade of 50mm, 75mm, or 100mm in width and providing the performance comparable to that we could expect from a wide band sawmill.

Introducing Wood-Mizer’s MR200 Double Arbor Multirip

Wood-Mizer launches a new industrial multirip - a versatile highly-efficient machine with two arbors, each with up to 12 circular saws and capable of sawing timber up to 200 mm thick.

Wood-Mizer Industrial Sawmilling Systems

Wood-Mizer industrial sawmilling equipment provides high yield, simple design, low-cost sawing systems that can process wood without sorting and debarking. Wood-Mizer’s industrial lines have proven their success in limited production space with a low energy consumption. There are several key benefits of Wood-Mizer equipment that allows to generate profit and significantly improve efficiency in high volume sawmilling.

Wood-Mizer Sawmilling Systems Add Productivity and Save Operation Costs

Wood-Mizer Sawmilling Systems combine several sawmilling machines in one system to produce timber in a more controlled and efficient way. These systems are designed and customized for each customer and their specific requirements. They may range from the LT70 sawmill remote line to SLP1/SLP2 Smart Log Processing to the advanced Log Processing Sawmilling System. Wood-Mizer has an experienced and dedicated team of engineers to develop various sawmilling systems that produce more timber and less waste, reduce installation, operation, and maintenance costs, and lowering labor requirements.

Functionality Above All – An In-Depth Review of the Most Valuable Features of Wood-Mizer Woodworking Machines

Are you looking for some information on a practical and inexpensive woodworking machine that is easy to operate, doesn't take up too much room in your workshop, and most importantly, comes up with all your woodworking designs? In that case, keep reading, as this article is just for you!