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Sawmill Blades

How To Safely Unpack Sawmill Blades

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

How to Increase Sawmill Blade Life

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

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 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 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?

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.

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.