Choosing a Portable Sawmill

From power and operation to log handling options, which sawmill is best for you? Learn how to choose a bandmill to fit your sawmilling needs whether you are a woodworker, forester, homesteader, farmer, or entrepreneur!

How To Choose a Sawmill

Learn from an experienced sawyer on what to consider when choosing a portable sawmill.

How to Shop for a Portable Sawmill

Learn how to shop for a portable sawmill by looking at performance functions such as power, operation, and log handling.


Sawing Logs into Lumber

Learn how to mill your logs into lumber with different sawing techniques and tips such as quarter sawing, live sawing, plain sawing, winter sawing, and more.

How to Quarter Saw Lumber

Quartersawn lumber is in great demand from woodworkers, cabinet makers, furniture shops, and craftsmen due to its...

How to Saw Logs into Lumber

There are many different sawing methods and techniques to turn logs into lumber including live sawing, cant sawing,...

How to Saw in Cold Weather

As colder temperatures arrive and logs begin to freeze, here are helpful sawing tips, reminders, and answers to...


Understanding Bandsaw Blades

Bandsaw blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Learn how to identify different parts of a bandsaw blade, choose the correct blade profile, and select the right blade type for your sawing application.

How to Fold and Unfold Bandsaw Blades

Coiling and uncoiling bandsaw blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to proper blade...

How to Increase Sawmill Blade Life

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

How To Choose a Sawmill Blade Profile

Understanding sawmill blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Here is a crash course in identifying different...


Starting a Sawmill Business

More than half of Wood-Mizer sawmill owners make money either full-time or part-time with their bandmill. Jump start your portable sawmill business with these helpful hints and tips.

How To Market Products with an Environmental Advantage

Environmental specialist, Jack Petree, discusses how to market your sawmill business and wood products with an...

How to Network with Professionals

When’s the last time you talked to an architect, designer, engineer, or contractor who didn’t contact...

How to Charge for Sawing Services

Learn the three most common methods to charge for sawmilling services including by the hour, by the board foot, and...


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