This is a computer that controls the sawmill blade height. It’s program includes absolute blade positions above the log deck which controls lumber thickness.

Fully Hydraulic Controls:
Allows the sawmill to quickly and safely load and position your logs on the sawmill deck for optimal sawing.

Allows precise control of the blade lubricating fluid which is water with a measured amount of a special soap. This cleans, lubricates, and cools the saw blade as it passes through the log. It is non-staining to your lumber.

Removes a strip of dirty bark ahead of the main cutting blade. This reduces wear on the blade allowing it to produce higher quality lumber.

Sawmilling Site Layout:
The sawmill is towed to your log site behind my 4 wheel drive pickup. The sawmill is 26’ long and weighs 4,000 pounds.

Your logs should be positioned side-by-side so that the sawmill can be positioned to saw them all without relocating or repositioning the sawmill.

The site should be relatively level. If there is any slope, the logs should be uphill from the sawmill.

Log/Lumber Yield:

A board foot is defined as being 1” thick and 12” wide and 12” long or 144 cubic inches of wood. So a board 1” thick by 12” wide by 8’ long contains 8 board feet. A standard 2X4 - 8’ stud contains 5.3 board feet. Learn More

Since my sawmill uses a 1/8” thick blade instead of the normal ¼” commercial sawmill blade, your actual lumber yield will generally be greater than Doyle scaled logs. Learn More

Air Drying Lumber:
Getting rid of the moisture in lumber requires sticker stacking and good air circulation. Lumber should be sticker stacked soon after milling. My suggestion is within a few days in most cases. Learn More
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