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Peterson Portable Sawmills

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 SwingbladeBandsaw
Quantity of sawn timber between sharpening636BF/1.5m3400BF/0.94m3
Sharpening time and cost5 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/80m3Replace 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/160m3800BF/1.88m3
Retensioning/resetting time ($20/hr) or saw doctor costs$1020 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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