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Enercraft/Baker Products Inc
The Model 30HTL Baker portable band sawmill is designed for high
production with little effort and low maintenance, the company says. Log
loading, levelling, four-direction clamping and turning are operated by
hydraulic levers located at the front of the mill, while feed and height
adjustments are controlled by the remote control box. Flow control valves
adjust the speed of the operation. Sawdust is exhausted on the side
opposite the operator and away from incoming logs. The completely
hydraulic mill saws logs up to 30 inches in diameter to a standard length
of 20'6", with other lengths available. The 30HTL offers a standard
24-hp gasoline engine, large 24" band wheels, a remote control box
with a 24' cable, thin-kerf technology with more value per log and a
towing package that includes a 2" ball coupler, brakes and lights.
Other features include heavy-duty construction with a main frame made of
3"x6" steel tubing with cross beams every 2', easy-to-read
vertical blade height indicator that factors in kerf of blade, a board
drag back mechanism, automatic blade lube, one mill levelling jack and
eight stabilizing legs.
Reader Service Card #588
D & L Double Cut Sawmills
D & L Double Cut Sawmills offers affordable circular sawmills with
built-in edgers and easy set-up. Portable or stationary, these mills
produce accurate, smooth cuts, require minimal manpower and maintenance
and produce up to 5,000' per day. The mills feature quick and easy
setworks, the company says, and require minimal blade sharpening and no
log turning. The sawmills cut trees ranging in diameter from 6" to
The horizontal double cut saws, models 16E, 18E and 125E, cut logs 6"
to 24" in diameter to 17' lengths. They come with a diamond
sharpener, spare saw, electric start, manual feed and setworks and are
accurate to +/- 1/16". Optional are extra track and trailer packages.
The twin saw models, the 30D and 48D, cut logs 6" to 4' in diameter
with accuracy to 1/32". The twin saws come with power friction
feedworks, a trailer package, electric lift and a diamond sharpener. Extra
track sections are optional.
Reader Service Card #589
Kodiak Mills Inc
The Kodiak large log bandmill is a 5 1/2-ton industrial bandmill capable
of cutting logs up to 48" in diameter and 24' long. Featuring a
6" blade, programmable computer setworks and heavy-duty log turners
and dogs, the mill is capable of being run on a single, double or even
three-shift basis. The machine is of interest to commercial users because
of its ability to break down larger logs. It is generally semi-permanently
mounted in a mill setting and its robust construction makes it ideal for
softwoods and hardwoods, the company says.
Reader Service Card #590
Select Sawmill Co
The Model 4221 commercial-quality band sawmill, offered by Select Sawmill
Co, features a 6" blade that cuts in both directions at up to 3' per
second. The model also offers 36" band wheels with double-tapered
bearings, a 115-hp John Deere diesel or 75-hp electric engine, a
high-efficiency hydraulic system, computerized setworks and
high-efficiency sawdust control. The band sawmill takes logs up to
42" in diameter and produces 22' log lengths. Production can be
increased with the use of a Model 16 debarker and a Model E4016 fully
automated heavy-duty edger.
Reader Service Card #591
Summer Industries offers the Victory Powersaw Lumbermills in one basic
model, the 707. With a choice of either a Stihl or Husqvarna powerhead,
all carriages and dimension systems are laser cut and molded polyurethane
handles/grips are standard. Heavy-duty, spring-loaded dimension stops are
affixed to the mill, each with its own ruler in 1/16" increments on
both sides of the bar. Each dimension stop works independently of the
other stops. The stop dogs, also affixed to the mill and working
independently, have their own clamps. A mini 6' and maximum 12' extensions
are available. A Model 707 kit is available without the powerhead.
Reader Service Card #592
Clarke Custom Steel Inc
Celebrating 30 years as a Canadian manufacturer, Clarke Custom Steel Inc
produces a full line of Clarke portable sawmills and edgers, as well as
custom sawmills and equipment. The mills are easy to operate and maintain,
the company says, and are made with quality and craftsmanship. Clarke
portable sawmills consist of a base to which the log is clamped and then
sawn, as the carriage of the unit passes through it. In addition to being
easy to use, the mills are completely portable and can be taken into any
woodlot location. Capable of sawing both hard and softwood logs of up to
30" in diameter and 20' long, the mills are designed with a solid
twin rail, constructed of 3" x 6" tubing, allowing for more
accurate sawing with no shifting of heavy logs and no supporting arms.
All Clarke mills come standard with: a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" band saw
blade available in either .042 or .035 gauge in fine or coarse settings
for accurate cutting and less lumber waste; blades enclosed behind
removeable shields on both sides for operator safety; five-minute blade
changes; blades that can be re-sharpened many times; a blade oiler for use
with sappy lumber; and four jacks with a total capacity of 20,000 lbs and
a 10-minute set-up. A ruler gauge attached to the side of the head
achieves the desired lumber thickness.
Optional are a trailer package with a 3,500-lb capacity single axle, steel
fenders, a 2" ball and safety chains, saw guides with industrial
bearings, a clamping system to secure round or square logs and an 18-hp
gas engine with electric start.
Reader Service Card #593
Ellington Manufacturing/Baker Products
Baker portable band sawmills make sawmilling faster than ever. Using a
complete hydraulic system, the log can be handled quicker and smoother.
The head frame is raised and lowered by a single hydraulic cylinder for
more precise control of blade height setting, while a round measurement
dial makes blade height setting visibly easier to read. A new
hydraulically-powered, chain-style log turner provides more positive
rotation. Saw carriage movement is dual-chain driven for more stability
during the sawing process. The mill can be powered by a 38-hp Kubota
diesel engine or optional electrical power sources. A 12" by 32"
throat provides a clear line of sight. Other features include larger
28" diameter all-metal band wheels, full 36" cutting capacity
(cuts 31" through the centre); 16' and 24' capacity models; improved
bunk spacing for all log lengths; variable speed drive; improved fence
arms; and board drag-back. The operator's station features all controls in
one convenient spot, the company says. The blade enters clean wood after
the first rotation and there is a moveable guide on the bark side. A
quick, accurate hydraulic cylinder raises the head. The mills have
improved levelling systems for quicker setup and breakdown and log loading
arms that fold away for easy transport. Stationary models are also
available. Optional are computer setworks and a debarker attachment.
Reader Service Card #594
The LT40HD from Wood-Mizer offers cutting rates of up to 58 fpm with a log
capacity of 36" in diameter and 21' in length. Power options include
a standard 25-hp gas twin cylinder engine with an electric start and
61-amp alternator for fast, accurate cuts and a cutting rate of 36 fpm.
The optional 36-hp engine offers a cutting rate of 58 fpm, while the
optional 33-hp diesel engine has a cutting rate of 56 fpm.
Wood-Mizer's Simple Setworks allows the user to enter the desired
thickness of the boards and flick the head switch down to automatically
lower the head/blade to the right height, including kerf-loss, resulting
in the proper board thickness every time. Extra-wide roller toeboards
compensate for log taper and allow easy log positioning, while hydraulic loading
arms load logs in seconds with the throw of a lever. Each arm features a
self-levelling, heavy-duty cylinder. A special two-plane clamping system
simplifies sawing of stressed logs, making a final cut of 1"
possible. Turning a log or cant for the next cut is made easy with the
hydraulic log turner, operated by a lever on the control box.
Other features include a five-gallon, removeable fuel tank and blade water
bottle that can both be lowered for easy access, a centrally located
cutting control console and optional operator seat, setworks, remote
control, debarker and trailer package.
Wood-Mizer also offers the LT40HD Super, available with an optional 42-hp
diesel engine for cutting rates of 66 fpm, as well as non-hydraulic
Reader Service Card #595
Mobile Manufacturing offers the Mobile Dimension Saw, a mill that saws
logs of any diameter up to 60' in length. Once in position, the log is not
moved or turned as the mill travels through it during sawing. Three
circular blades, one vertical and two horizontal, saw the width, depth and
length dimensions simultaneously, allowing logs of any diameter to be
completely sawn with minimum edging. No re-handling or re-sawing is
required, the company says. With its detachable two-wheel trailer, the
sawmill is ideal for use in hard-to-access areas or where logs are too
scattered or too large to be moved easily.
Optional end stands allow the operator to raise and lower all four corners
of the sawmill at one time-from the operator's position at the head of the
saw-without constructing a board-and-block framework. Mobile's telescoping
mobile trailer allows the mill to arrive already set up for operation.
Reader Service Card #596
The five models of portable band sawmills, produced by Timber Harvester,
range from the fully manual to the fully hydraulic. The 25" drive
wheels greatly increase band life, the company says, while other features
include the control box at the operator's station on the log loading side
of the mill and the four-way hydraulic joy sticks used to load, position,
rotate, clamp and taper set the log. The crescent moon-shaped log loader
rolls the log into place. Then the chain-driven log turner rotates the log
clockwise so that, after the first face is cut through the bark, the band
enters the fresh cut side on the next three faces.
Joysticks are used to raise and lower and tighten and loosen the log
clamps and posts. The remote control box directs the cutting head through
the log and returns it with the push of a button, dragging the last board
sawn to the operator's station to be edged or stacked.
Reader Service Card #597
The versatile sawmills from Cutting Edge Portable Sawmills have the power
and capacity to cut two logs simultaneously and are configured to meet
individual requirements. The basic models are 30" wide and come in
16', 20' and 24' lengths. Log diameter capacity ranges from 30" to
50", with the largest mill able to handle a log 50" in diameter
by 24' in length. The 20' mill can cut a 40" log, 20' in length,
while the 24' handles logs 40" in diameter in 24' lengths.
Although 90 per cent of the company's units are customized, the
are recognized brands so replacement parts are easy to find. Cutting Edge
mills incorporate a unique twin-pack power system. One drives the saw and
hydraulics on the top half of the unit, while the lower power pack handles
all other functions. This two-engine design enables users to run a
conveyor or other
machinery and still operate the mill at maximum capacity.
A wide open throat design is nearly 60 per cent larger than comparable
portables, providing the operator with greater safety and better sight
lines. Safety features include a guide roller on top and a guide plate on
bottom. If the blade breaks or comes loose, deflectors ensure it shoots
straight down into the ground, the company says. Rubber-lined 24"
band wheels ensure quiet operation, while reducing friction and
eliminating heat build-up. On the larger models, loader arms have the
capacity to lift 12,000 lbs.
Reader Service Card #598
Jobber, the new easy-to-install mini
sawmill from Josa, features solid construction and can be used with either
a chainsaw or band saw. Consisting of a rail made of two 7' sections
and two base stands (including log support and advance mechanism), the
Jobber is easy to set up and transport. The 170-lb chainsaw model includes
a saw holder with adjustment mechanism, retaining support for easy chain
sharpening and a holding device for any chainsaw, while the 420-lb band
saw model includes the band saw and a four-stroke, 6.5-hp Honda engine. A
winch to raise logs on the log support and a blade setting tool are
Jonsered's one-person sawmills come in four different models: the 600+,
the 6000+, the EL 600+ and the EL 6000+. The 600+ and the 6000+ are
powered by the Jonsered 2095 Turbo chainsaw. The EL 600+ is equipped with
a three-phase, 380 V electric motor, while a three-phase 380 V ABB motor
powers the EL 6000+. Both are rated at 5.5 kW. Optional accessories for
the EL 6000+ include a wheel kit for transporting and installing the saw
carriage. Both electric models can be set up indoors or outdoors as
stationary sawmills. The handle system on the EL 6000+ brings all controls
within easy reach.
The mills' saw carriages run on two rails sections, each three metres long
and with an effective cutting length of more than five metres. Additional
three-metre sections can be added as required. Cut settings vary from 3mm
up to the diameter of the log, with adjustments made by screw adjusters.
Reader Service Card #599
The Twin Saw Mill from Dika Industries Ltd is a one-man operation offering
production, recovery and accuracy, the company says. The overhead carriage
is side-mounted for full visibility and carries logs past saws from above,
between the dogs. Log loading is with a standard live deck, reversible
chains and stop and load assembly to dump single logs onto the log
control. Log centralizer calipers ensure the log is centred, while the log
turner ensures the best recovery. With the automatic carriage return, the
operator can position the next log while making the last cut on the
With twin 48" diameter saws on separate mandrels, it offers settings
from 1 3/4" to 22", a saw lead adjustable in a minute and
self-adjusting lead for frozen logs. Other features include electric or
diesel power, dual undercarriage and fifth wheel, hydrostatic feeds for
maximum control, lumber transfer through right/left spiral rolls or
reversible chains and computerized or standard measuring.
Reader Service Card #600
The KSP-4328, offered by Kasco Manufacturing, is designed to handle a
30" diameter log up to 16' long with a standard track, or longer with
track extensions. The model is operated by two 12-volt, gear-driven
electric motors, one for operating the saw and the other for moving the
carriage on the track. Optional track levellers are also available.
The KS-2018 band saw has a 24" capacity and is powered by a
single-cylinder Briggs and Stratton Vanguard 9-hp engine. The saw is moved
manually through the log, while board thickness is measured by lowering
the saw according to a pointer indicator.
Reader Service Card #601
While Heartwood Saw Company Ltd still offers its Model 310 portable
sawmill, it has taken its proven design and incorporated several new
features to increase productivity and reliability in developing the new
Model 380. With standard 38" band wheels and a 75-hp electric motor,
the Model 380 has heavier chains on the drive and setworks, higher feed
speeds (up to four fps) increased hydraulic speed for log handling,
heavier frame work and increased shaft and bearing sizes.
Heartwood has also expanded its product line to include turnkey sawmill
solutions for production from 10,000 to 40,000 board feet per shift
projects. These projects incorporate their new sawmill headrig lineup of
Model 380 and Model 410, as well as Heartwood Model 2000 and Model 3000
resaw systems and combination edgers. Debarkers built by Valley Machine
and many different types of decks, conveyors and material handling
equipment are also incorporated.
Heartwood continues to improve on its double cut technology and is
dedicated to providing cost effective equipment.
Reader Service Card #602
Isaac Ironworks' model SVM 2000 offers many features of older models, such
as the heavy duty 2"x 8"x 3/16" rectangular tube main frame
and belt-driven hydraulic system, while incorporating a 28" gap in
the side of the frame to allow the operator to step right up to the log to
turn it or to remove the finished lumber for stacking. Another innovation
is the automatic carriage cycling feature that allows the operator to set
the height of cut and the carriage speed. The carriage travels through the
log, the head automatically raises, the carriage travels to the start of
the cut and stops there, giving the operator time to stack the finished
lumber efficiently. With a 24-hp V2 Honda engine, the mill handles
28" x 20' logs. Other features include 20" band wheels and a
The one-operator SVM E02 mill features a 13-hp Honda engine, 20" band
wheels and 5" channel main frame and will handle a log up to 24"
x 16'.Band alignment is achieved simply by adjusting four set screws. Band
wheel bearings are idlers right inside the wheel hubs and are easily
replaced, the company says. Automatic carriage safety stops are activated
when the operator stands in the gap. All units come fully equipped with
soft-riding PosiFlex axles, five infinitely adjustable levelling jacks, a
2" ball hitch and tail light package. Sharpening and tooth setting
equipment are optional.
Reader Service Card #603
Hud-Son Forest Equipment
New for 2002
and available now from Hud-Son Forest Equipment are stake and hub
sharpeners and band blade sharpeners. Hud-Son's portable bandmills have
been updated and include 30", 36", 48" and 52"
diameter sawmills. Ground and trailer units, forest trailers and grapple
loaders are also available. A free, 20-page forest equipment catalog is
Reader Service Card #604
The Micromill line of small log processors efficiently produces
merchantable lumber from small logs. The mills deal with small stems and
treetops close to the source, allowing finished products to leave
the harvesting area instead of the waste wood. Designed to process 25,00
to 100,000 cubic metres per year, Micromill processors suit small and
medium size operations and are viable as satellite mills for larger
companies interested in pre-processing small logs remotely. The mill
produces cants and/or dimensional lumber from logs with or without bark in
a single pass. The compact saw box contains a unique chipping head
configuration. The two-stage system combines a four-head chipping process
with double arbor rip sawing. The proprietary chipping head design
accommodates both a saw ring and finishing knife configuration, allowing
the mill to adapt easily to different fibre sources.
State of the art hydraulic cylinders, with integrated Temposonics,
position the chipping heads, while a central console controls all critical
functions from one location. Programmable pre-sets allow the operator to
change head settings on the fly with the push of one button
Micromill's modular design makes assembly, breakdown and relocation easy
and less time consuming. For portability and self-containment, the mill is
built into a standard-size shipping container and can be equipped with
self-reliant utilities and infrastructure.
Reader Service Card #605
Pendu Manufacturing Inc's innovative saw systems have applications for
pallet, log home and dimensional lumber manufacturers, as well as, other
industries. The equipment can be used separately or in combination to
create a variety of systems to meet specific manufacturing needs. Pendu's
mission is to provide customers with the most cost effective and highest
quality equipment produced for the industry.
Reader Service Card #606
Norwood Industries offers the all new Lumbermate 2000 portable band
sawmill that handles logs up to 31" in diameter and cuts up to 1,500
board feed per day accurately to 1/32". Made entirely of rigid
debossed steel, the standard bed will handle logs up to 13' in length or,
with the addition of 4' extensions, can saw any length. A trailer package
Reader Service Card # 607
Kara/Kallion Konepaja Oy
Kara sawmills, from Kallion Konepaja, are efficient and easy-to-operate
one-man operations. Equipment includes a log adjuster/log rotary device,
fastener, automatic block aligner and chain conveyor for slabs. The
block-feeding roller presses the block during sawing against the size
adjuster fence, offering precision measurement. The Kara Master's aligning
double feeding roller also aligns the block to the feed line and follows
the log surface accurately.
Some options include the mechanical size adjuster, a reliable basic option
for the most rigorous working conditions, and the versatile electronic
size adjuster for the production of special sawn timber.
The Kara Master offers hydraulic pilot operation with load sensing
a large cutting height and superior ergonomics, making it the most
efficient circular sawmill in the market, the company says. The Kara YS is
a traditional one-man operated circular sawmill, while the Kara F2000 is
standard mill. Available as stationary or mobile models, the mills are
capable of processing from short blocks up to
Reader Service Card #608
Povlsen Machining Ltd
Povlsen Machining Ltd offers the Model 36 mobile band mill, a
self-contained, high-production sawmill with integral edger. The log
remains stationary on the log bed, while the saw head travels back and
forth. The 19-gauge (0.0042") band results in better recovery, the
company says. The 5" wide double-cut blade allows the Model 36 to cut
in both directions.
Povlsen's Model 36R resaw has 36" steel wheels, 5" single cut,
19-gauge band and an 18" wide conveyor belt. Cutting capacity is
18" wide, 24" high and up to 20' in length. It has hydraulic
variable speed up to 200 fpm. A return conveyor brings cants back to the
operator. Multiple heads can be added.
Also available are the Model 26 mobile band mill and the Model 26R resaw.
Both have 26" steel wheels and a two-inch wide single cut blade. The
Model 14H board edger comes with two hydraulic shifts and a 14",
24-tooth carbide-tipped thin kerf saw.
Povlsen also offers a two or three saw scragg and the Bark Beetle.
Reader Service Card #609
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