Tips and How-Tos
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:
Swedish Homestead Series: How to Operate a Wood-Mizer Sawmill Outdoors in the Winter
In this video, Swedish farmer Simeon Fuchs explains how the LT40 hydraulic sawmill helps his farm stay profitable every season. After 15 years and 5,000 hours of milling, Simeon and his father continue to operate their Wood-Mizer sawmill even outdoors in subzero temperatures.
How to Change Planer/Moulder Knives
Wood-Mizer planer/moulders are designed for making finished wood products affordably and efficiently. Wood-Mizer offers many straight planer knives and profiled moulder knives which can be easily installed on the cutterhead to switch between different profiles of produced material. These videos explain how to replace the cutting knives quickly and effortlessly on Wood-Mizer planer/moulders.
Swedish Homestead Series: How to Harvest Dead Trees
How should you manage your forest? Simeon Fuchs discusses the benefits of harvesting dead trees and his philosophy of environmental stewardship vs. abandonment.
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.
Swedish Homestead Series: How to Sawmill a Log from Start to Finish
Simeon Fuchs and his father, Helmut, are experts in operating their fifteen-year-old LT40 Hydraulic sawmill. “We want to demonstrate how to mill a log from the first cut to the end with the bandsaw mill and give you a feel for it,” Simeon says. With one log, Helmut demonstrates his best techniques of sawmilling lumber.
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.
Wood-Mizer Sawmilling Systems Add Productivity and Save Operation Costs
Wood-Mizer Sawmilling Systems combine several sawmilling machines in one system to produce timber in a more controlled and efficient way. These systems are designed and customized for each customer and their specific requirements. They may range from the LT70 sawmill remote line to SLP1/SLP2 Smart Log Processing to the advanced TITAN Log Processing Sawmilling System. Wood-Mizer has an experienced and dedicated team of engineers to develop various sawmilling systems that produce more timber and less waste, reduce installation, operation, and maintenance costs, and lowering labor requirements.
Swedish Homestead Series: How to Manage a Forest
Simeon Fuchs and his brother, Swedish farmers, tell us how they manage their woods, what principles underlie the thinning of the forest, and how they produce firewood from the harvested birch logs.
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.