The Woodland Mills sawmill blade sharpener is a fully automatic bandsaw blade sharpener. It is powered by a 12V battery, so the sharpener can be used in remote areas. The feeder arm advances the blade forward automatically while the cam actuated grinding disc sharpens the face and gullet of the tooth. The blade bracket, which is fitted to the blade, will automatically turn the machine off after the entire blade has been sharpened. The sharpener can be adjusted for tooth rake angles of 7, 10 and 14 degrees. The gullet depth and take off can also be adjusted allowing 1.25″ – 1.5″ (31mm – 38mm) wide blades with tooth spacing (pitch) of 3/4″ – 1.25″ (19mm – 31mm) to be fitted to this sharpener. Bandsaw blades will last longer if they are sharpened after approximately 2-4 hours of milling time and before they become too dull. Pushing dull blades through logs, will cause very small stress cracks to form in the gullet of the tooth. These stress cracks can eventually grow, causing the blades to break prematurely. However, if these cracks are ground off before they get too long, the crack can be removed, extending blade life. It is suggested to let sharpened blades rest at least one day in order to let the steel recover. Grinding off 0.004″ – 0.008″ (0.1mm – 0.2mm) every time you sharpen the blade, should allow the blade to provide a life of 4-6 sharpenings.
Maintain your sawmill blades with the Woodland Mills Blade Tooth Setter by restoring the blade tooth set to the optimized position for cutting. The tooth setter is easy to operate, compact in size and will extend the life of your sawmill blades. Over time, your sawmill blades will dull and lose their set, which will reduce the effectiveness of the blade and diminish the quality of your cuts. An incorrectly set blade can result in wavy cuts, lines or grooves in your boards and even generate excessive heat in the blade, causing premature failure or breakage. It is designed to work with blades of varying pitches, widths, and thicknesses. This unit includes a digital indicator that will measure the tooth set for accuracy. The combination of the unique head design and advancement handle ensures a quick and accurate setting of your blade.
The patent-pending head design of our tooth setter is unique and makes for quicker operation and less handling of the blade. Typical manual blade setters require the operator to set the teeth on one side of the blade and then remove the blade, flip it inside out, reinstall it and set the other side of the blade. The Woodland Mills tooth setter head is easily positioned on either side of the blade eliminating the need for the blade to be removed or inverted to set the teeth making for faster operation.
The advancement handle is designed so the operator does not need to manually count teeth and position the blade correctly. Simply pull the advancement handle all of the way back and then all of the way forward and it will advance the blade to the next proper tooth.
This bundle will be shipped together in two boxes. Bandsaw Blade Sharpener Shipping Weight: 28.4 lbs (13kg) Blade Tooth Setter Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Weight: 40.4 lbs (18 kg)