Saw Mill Cutter Analysis


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"Southern Carbide notes a common misconception with Sawmill Blades: 'More Teeth is Better and Faster'."

Wood mills cut tons of wood every day and sharp sawmill blades are crucial to keeping production moving. When blades become dull too quickly or cannot stand up against certain woods, they will burn out often, causing damage to the wood, equipment, and bottom line.

After repeatedly burning up saw blades and woods, one production manager reported constant frustration with his carbide tipped sawmill blades, saying “We’ve tried everything. We’ve sped it up and slowed it down, but nothing works. We’ve tried everything.” His crew repeatedly burned up their saw blades and their product, causing one big headache for the whole mill. The inefficiency of the blades was affecting the quality of their product and ultimately their bottom line.


Southern Carbide employs their knowledge and expertise they have accumulated over the past 20 years, and use that to help you better understand your equipment to deliver the results you want.

We will come out to your facility and do a complete analysis of your operation, including:

  • The material being cut
  • The chip load
  • The measurements of the blade
    • Number of Teeth
    • Diameter
  • The capacity (or speed) of the saw
  • Your current maintenance schedule
  • With the right number of teeth running at an optimum speed, in combination with a proper maintenance schedule, your sawmill blades will run both quieter and cooler.

    In this example, the recommendation was to reduce the tooth count from 80 to 60. The result was a set of blades that were cheaper to replace, and needed less maintenance.

    Shannon Walls of Southern Carbide says, “Our analysis will lead to less wear and tear on your machines, blades, a better quality product, and overall a better bottom line.”