Tips and How-Tos
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.
Wood-Mizer TITAN Industrial Sawmilling Systems
TITAN 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 TITAN equipment that allows to generate profit and significantly improve efficiency in high volume sawmilling.
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.
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.
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.
Maximise blade performance - an introduction
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 adjust the Setworks on your Wood-Mizer sawmill
Here you can download PDF file with a quick guide for common functions of the Setworks on Wood-Mizer 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.
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 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 important for each sawing application, and how to make sure that a particular choice will work well for you.