Sawmill Blade Variety Box

Sawmill Blade Variety Box

Maintain a high-level of production and quality while sawing hardwoods and frozen material with Wood-Mizer’s Sawmill Blade Variety Box! Immediate shipment for 158 inch blades while supplies last. Please allow 2 weeks for 144, 171, 176, and 178 inch blades.

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INCREASE BLADE LIFE

This exclusive sawmill blade box includes 9 band sawmill blades (Eight .045" x 1-1/4" DoubleHard + One x .042" x 1-1/4" Bi-Metal) in a variety of hand-selected profiles ideal for sawing frozen, tropical, seasoned, or extreme hardwoods. Available in 144”, 158”, 171”, 176”, and 178” blade lengths to fit multiple sawmill brands and models.

 

Inside the Sawmill Blade Variety Box for Hardwoods and Frozen Sawing

  • 2 x DoubleHard 4° Blades
  • Our lowest hook angle designed for sawing frozen, dense hardwoods, and knotty softwoods.

  • 2 x DoubleHard 7° Blades
  • Solid all-around profile with a good gullet capacity for higher horsepower sawing in hardwoods.

  • 2 x DoubleHard Turbo 7° Blades
  • Only available from Wood-Mizer, this aggressive, high-performing profile is engineered specifically for sawing extreme and exotic hardwoods.

  • 2 x DoubleHard 9° Blades
  • Ideal blade for lower horsepower sawing frozen wood, hardwood, and small diameter logs.

  • 1 x Bi-Metal Turbo 7° Blade
  • Same Wood-Mizer exclusive, aggressive, high-performing profile in our longer-lasting Bi-Metal blade material.

  • 1 FREE Blade Profile Gauge (Valued at $6)
  • Measure the profile of each blade so you can know your blade and profile when sawing or sharpening.

     

     

    DoubleHard Sawmill Blades

    DoubleHard sawmill blades are an industry-favorite blade that sawyers have trusted for decades. DoubleHard blades earned their name because Wood-Mizer starts with a high-quality alloy steel and induction hardens the tooth tip, resulting in a durable and reliable blade that delivers twice the toughness and twice the sharp life compared to standard carbon blades.

     

    Bi-Metal Sawmill Blades

    Bi-Metal sawmill blades are made from high-alloy two-piece steel with a wire-welded, hardened tooth tip. Generally used in high-production sawmill operations, Bi-Metal blades offer a combination of durability and fatigue resistance, enabling a sharp life that is up to three times longer than standard carbon blades.

     

    Wood-Mizer Sawmill Blades

    From green softwoods to abrasive hardwoods, Wood-Mizer manufactures an extensive range of bandsaw blades with more than 100 combinations based on profile, width, thickness, tooth spacing, and alloy for any type of sawing or resawing application. Each Wood-Mizer sawmill blade tooth is precisely set by computer-controlled equipment and completely profile ground tip to tip using super abrasive CBN grinding technology to ensure the highest quality blade performance. Made in the USA, all Wood-Mizer blades are quality checked for performance throughout more than 100 tests and inspections from the selection of raw materials to the final grind. You can count on Wood-Mizer sawmill and resaw bandsaw blades for unmatched quality, accuracy, and performance across the board.

Blade Length Guide

Model Blade Length
Wood-Mizer LT10 144"
Wood-Mizer LT15,LT15START, LT15GO, LT28, LT35, LT40, LT50, HR120, HR130, HR300, HR500, HR700 158" 
Wood-Mizer LT40 Wide, LT50 Wide,  171"
Wood-Mizer LT15WIDE 176" 
Timberking 1200 158" 
Norwood Lumbermate 2000/LM29/MarkI-IV, LumberMan MN26, LumberLite ML26, LL24 144"
Timbery M280, M285 144"
Woodland HM126, HM130 144"
Baker Resaw A/AB/B/C 158"
Baker Resaw ABXX  178" 

Understanding sawmill blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Here is a crash course in identifying different parts of a bandsaw blade and how to choose a blade profile that is best suited for your sawing application.

 

 

 

A. Tooth Spacing - the distance between each tooth from one tip to another. The term "pitch" is also used in reference to tooth spacing as the number of teeth per inch on a bandsaw blade.

  • Shorter spacing is used for resaw purposes, while wider spacing is for higher horsepower (25+HP) sawmills

B. Gullet - the area between teeth that captures and removes sawdust while providing strength in the tooth. The tooth height must be tall enough to allow the gullet to carry out all of the sawdust from the cut.

C. Tooth Height - the distance from the lowest point of the gullet to the tip of the tooth.

  • Blades for cutting softwoods (balsam, aspen, cottonwood, sycamore, pine, and poplar) have taller teeth
  • Blades for sawing frozen logs or extreme hardwoods (white oak, hard maple, ash, hickory, and kiln dried) have shorter teeth

D. Hook Angle - the number of degrees that the tooth face leans forward of 90 degrees. The hook angle should be chosen based on the type of wood you are sawing.

  • 4° Sawmill Blades - Our lowest hook angle for sawing frozen, dense hardwoods and knotty softwoods.
  • 7° Sawmill Blades - Solid, all-around profile with a good gullet capacity for higher horsepower (25+HP) sawing in hardwoods.
  • Turbo 7° Sawmill Blades - Only available from Wood-Mizer, this aggressive, high-performing profile is engineered specifically for extreme and exotic hardwoods. 
  • 9° Sawmill Blades - Ideal blade for lower horsepower (24HP and below) sawing frozen wood, hardwood, and small diameter logs.
  • 10° Sawmill Blades - Very popular all-purpose blade for sawing mixed hardwoods such as red oak, cherry, walnut, soft maple, and poplar.
  • 13° Sawmill Blades - Our highest hook angle good for sawing softwoods such as pine, fir, and spruce.

E. Tooth Set - distance the tooth is bent beyond the body of the blade.

F. Blade Width - distance between the tip and base of the blade.

  • Wider blades for higher horsepower (25+HP) sawmills and a faster feed rate
  • Narrow blades for lower horsepower sawmills and more difficult sawing

G. Blade Thickness - you guessed it! Thickness of the blade.

  • Thicker blades (.045", .050", .055") provide faster feed rates and better cutting performance in difficult sawing conditions such as knotty, frozen, dry or extremely hard material, but requires higher horsepower (25+HP)
  • Thinner blades (.035", .038", .042") provide longer flex life with lower horsepower sawmills where production or speed is not a primary factor

Eliminate downtime and keep sawing with these 10 helpful tips to increase your bandsaw blade life expectancy.

1. SHARPEN YOUR BLADES

Use Wood-Mizer's resharp® blade sharpening service or your own blade maintenance equipment to ensure your bandsaw blades maintain maximum precision and performance.

2. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL

When installing a new sawmill blade, make a few cuts at a moderate speed to "break in" the blade. Also, minimize skim cuts when only one side of the set tooth is sawing.

3. MAINTAIN DRIVE BELT TENSION

Keep drive belts tight to transmit higher horsepower to the sawmill blade, especially with new belts that need tightened more frequently.

4. UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT WOOD SPECIES AND MOISTURE CONTENT

Trees vary in density, which requires different cutting techniques and feed rates. Wood density change as logs dry which makes sawing more difficult.

5. LUBRICATE YOUR BLADES

Lubricating the sawmill blade can lead to higher sawing performance, reduced pitch build up, longer life between blade sharpenings, and overall blade life.

6. CLEAN BEFORE YOU CUT

Dirt, rocks, sand, and other foreign material that may be in the log will wear the teeth considerably faster. A debarker can help with this.

7. MEASURE BLADE TENSION

Periodically check hydraulic tensioners, air bags, and springs, because proper tension is critical for maximum blade performance and cutting speeds.

8. EXAMINE BLADE WHEEL BELTS

The blade wheel belts must be in good condition to reach peak performance because worn belts can lead to blade tracking problems. Swapping drive side and idle side can extend belt life.

9. INCREASE FEED RATE

Feed rates should be as fast as possible while still maintaining a straight cut because cutting at slower speeds reduces overall bandsaw blade life.

10. EXAMINE BLADE GUIDE ALIGNMENT

If the blade guides are tipped upward or downward, they will cause the blade to cut in the same direction. Keep rollers tight and make sure the blade is not continuously contacting the back guide or roller flange.