How To Select a Sawmill Blade Type

By Wood-Mizer, Europe

Wood-Mizer offers bandsaw blades to meet every type of wood cutting application from green softwoods to dry hardwoods. Offering more than 60 bandsaw blade profiles with an extensive array of combinations based on hook angle, tooth set, width and thickness, which Wood-Mizer sawmill blade and type is best for you?

SilverTip

Manufactured from “carbon” steel, SilverTip blades can be used on both portable and industrial sawmills and is also suitable for horizontal resaws. Carbon is the most common steel used in narrow-band sawing and can be resharpened, but typically not as often as a blade made with high-alloy steel.

  • Width 1", 1.125", 1.25", 1.5", 1.75", 2", 3"
  • Thickness .035, .038, .042, .045, .050, .055
  • Softer than “high-alloy steel”
  • Typically not resharpened on horizontal resaws using narrow widths (1”, 1.125”)

Blade Snapshot

SilverTip is an ideal blade for primary and secondary breakdown as well as for high volume sawing environments.

DoubleHard

DoubleHard’s original blade material is manufactured from “high-alloy” steel and is designed for portable and industrial sawmills. With induction hardened teeth, DoubleHard blades deliver twice the toughness and twice the sharp life compared to standard carbon blades.

  • Width 1.25" - 1.5"
  • Thickness .035, .042, .045, .050, .055
  • Harder than "carbon steel"
  • Tough, non-chip material
  • Durable blade even with multiple resharpenings

Blade Snapshot

DoubleHard is a durable all-purpose blade for sawing softwoods, hardwoods, knotty woods, and frozen woods.

Bi-Metal

Bi-Metal is made from “high-alloy” two-piece steel with a wire-welded, hardened tooth tip. Generally used for primary breakdown sawing in portable or industrial sawmill operations, Bi-Metal blades hold a sharpened edge up to three times longer than carbon blades.

  • Width 1.25", 1.5"
  • Thickness .042, .050
  • Maintained with CBN grinding technology

Blade Snapshot

Bi-Metal offers a longer sawing sharp life than most carbon and high-alloy blades and is engineered for production sawing environments.

Subscribe to Receive Email Updates
Be the first to hear about new products, promotions, customer projects, and more with our free Wood-Mizer Newsletter. Sign up today!
WA button WA button