Sawmill drip tank

One of the basic components to sawmills is the drip tank, aka the lube tank. It provides water (or other mixture) that drips onto the blade while slicing through the wood. In essence, it lubricates and helps cool the blade; the lube makes it easier on the engine pulling the blade through the wood and the cooling helps keep the blade in better condition.

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Don’t use wax based windshield washer fluid in cold temperatures.

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Sawmill Blades Storage

As you can imagine, you have to have quite a few bandsaw blades on hand if you plan to run a saw mill. We estimate we get 300 – 500 board feet of lumber cut when the blade starts getting dull.

Here is  a picture of Jim changing the blade on the sawmill from last summer. Oh yeah, I remember summer…

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Getting the new blade in place

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Sawmill Blades

Diary of a sawyer (newbie stage)

I have been trying out some different band saw mill blades this past month. The blade on the bottom having already gone through the mill, past due for sharpening, the result of this newbie sawyer not knowing when to stop and change the blade. The top blade is a different brand, new out of the box and ready to start cutting.

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