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Maintenance Cost Swingblade VS Typical Bandsaw Blade

The calculations below are based on typical blade maintenance costs and time, working an 8-hour day with medium-density wood, producing 1,900BF/4.5m3. (1 cubic metre of sawn timber equals around 424BF)

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Peterson Swingblade Bandsaw
Quantity of sawn timber between sharpening 636BF/1.5m3 400BF/0.94m3
Sharpening time and cost 5 mins ($1.66) 5 mins to change, 20 mins to sharpen ($8.30) + transport ($2.50)
Quantity of sawn timber between re-tip (circular) or replace (band) Re-tip at 33,920BF/80m3 Replace at 1,600BF/3.78m3 (4 sharpens per blade)
Re-tip/replace cost $70 $20 per band
Quantity of sawn timber between retension (circular) or reset (band) 67,840BF/160m3 800BF/1.88m3
Retensioning/resetting time ($20/hr) or saw doctor costs $10 20 mins ($6.67)
Total blade maintenance costs per 1,000BF $4.81 $47.83
Total blade maintenance costs per cubic metre (m3) $2.03 $20.28
Blade maintenance costs PER DAY (1,900BF/4.5m3) $9.14 $90.88

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