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How To De-Stress “Stressed-Out” Trees When Sawmilling

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Ever cut into a tree and watch the board curve up away from the cant as the saw goes through it? Or have a...
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Cold Weather Sawing

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Winter milling can be a challenge for both the sawyer and the machine. While staying warm is important for the operator, this article will...
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Show Your Portable Sawmill Some Love

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Ah, Valentines!  While other peoples’ fantansies may turn to love, the true sawyer is dreaming of yarding up some logs and kicking out some...
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Portable Sawmill Safety

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Sawmills have a well-deserved reputation as being one of the most hazardous places a person can work. My first experience was with an old...
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Portable Sawmills and the Environment

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As the manager of a family tree farm in southwest Missouri, I find it ironic that the tools I use to improve the health...
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Portable Sawmills, Kerf Ratings and Your Profits

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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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Cyber Monday Sawyer Christmas Wish List

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Buying gifts for a portable sawmill owner has got to be one of the easiest things in the world; at least for me. There...
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Winterinzing Your Sawmill

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It’s that time of year again, when I go out into the freezing night with a flashlight to drain the radiator and block of the...
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Starting a Portable Sawmilling Business

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Making the decision to start your own milling business with a portable sawmill can be as profitable as you wish, depending on the amount...
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Portable Sawmill Accessories and Costs

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Shopping for a portable sawmill?  Before you break out the checkbook, there are a few things to know.  Having this important information can mean...

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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...