Thursday, October 28, 2021

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...

Log Sawing Patterns To Meet Lumber Customer Needs

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Ask any four sawyers the best way to cut a log and you’ll likely get at least a dozen different opinions. Often the disagreement...

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...
Log deck ramp for portable bandsaw mill

A Log Deck for Your Bandsaw Mill Will Save You Time — And Your...

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Getting logs onto the sawmill can be one of the most difficult parts of sawmilling. Whether you use a ramp and winch, front end...
portable sawmill

Starting a Sawmilling Business and Making Money with a Portable Sawmill

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Starting a portable milling business is a good way to work part time to build some extra income or even something that can be...

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...
sawing a log

Top Ten Reasons for Owning a Portable Bandsaw Mill

If you’re considering the purchase of a mill to cut your own lumber or to start a sawmilling business, we’ve come up with a...
Mobile Milling

Mobile Milling

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One of the great things about portable sawmills is that they’re portable!   Many people build a successful business on the concept of taking the...
full-sized portable sawmill

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...
log handling tools

Tools of the Sawmilling Trade

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When you go out on a cutting job with your portable sawmill, what do you take with you? If you’re working close to home...