Please find attached our general safety sheet for all models. If you have one of our mills, please print off this sheet and place it near your sawmill. It's important to look over this sheet regularly.
Every 8000-16000bf you will most likely need to re-tip your blade. You can send the blade off to your nearest saw doctor. This can take a little time; it can be a pain having to wait for these blades to get done.
There are some extremely hard timbers out there. Iron Wood, Iron Bark, Grey Box, Red Box, and White Oak to name few. Most swing blade owners will experience bounce from time to time sawing these hard timbers. The trick is knowing how to deal with it.
Your mill is supplied with a handy 12-volt tooth sharpener mounting upon an ‘L’ shaped holding device. This is designed to be adjustable so that the sharpening face is parallel to the tooth face. This ensures the longest and most efficient cutting life for the blade teeth.
Logs that have been dragged through sand or gravel pose a real maintenance problem for saw millers. The resulting embedded stones will chip or prematurely dull the tooth cutting edges, resulting in expensive blade maintenance and re-tipping costs. In such cases, it is advisable to de-bark the logs in some way, or perhaps water blast them to remove most of the potentially damaging material.