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Band Sawmill Blade Performance Factors

The blade is at the heart of the portable band sawmill. Yet, to many, blade maintenance is almost as much art as it is...
Tree Diversity in the North America

Milling Different Tree Species

In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a plethora of tree species to keep things interesting at the sawmill. Technically the forest is classified as...
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Portable Sawmills, Kerf Ratings and Your Profits

Portable sawmill operators are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and increase profits, while keeping their costs down.  That’s why it is important...
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Bandsaws vs. Chainsaw Mills and Getting the Right Cut

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When it comes to using a portable sawmill your choice comes down to one of two options: either a bandsaw mill or a chainsaw...

Choosing a Band Sawmill Blade

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The best portable sawmill in world is worth nothing if it's not equipped with a good, sharp blade.  To start to understand band sawmill blades,...

Maintaining Band Blades

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The best portable sawmill in world is worth nothing if it's not equipped with a good, sharp blade.  To start to understand band blades, it's...
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Good Band Blade Maintenance

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Good sawmill blade maintenance is critical to making smooth cuts and to prolonging blades life.  Blades should be changed at least every two hours...

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Sawing Oddball Logs

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One of the greatest joys of running a sawmill (in addition to exercise and fresh air), is opening up a log to see the...

Blade Guides – Roller or Ceramic?

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Blade guides come in two basic designs—block guides (usually ceramic) and roller guides. If you’ve been on any sawmill forums, such as Norwood’s “Sawmill...

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...