From top: 3g of sawdust – Indsutry favourite blade #1; 2g of sawdust – Industry favourite blade #2; No measurable amount – New Vortex™ blade.
For customers who need boards as free from sawdust as possible, Wood-Mizer, the world’s leading portable sawmill manufacturer, has engineered the new ground-breaking Vortex™ sawdust-removal bandsaw blade.
Available now in Asia, Wood-Mizer’s new Vortex™ blade removes dust while sawing to minimize or eliminate the need for sawdust removal after the lumber is processed. The unique blade profile has also generated positive results in high-production pallet factory tests.
Pallet producer, Jeff Coomer of Indiana-based Coomer & Sons Sawmill, who has tested the blade said, “The Vortex blade was getting 98 to 99% of the dust off, so it was impressive on how much dust it took off compared to a typical saw blade.”
Additionally, Paul Smith of Smith Sawmill Service said, “The new Vortex blade does a great job of getting the sawdust off the wood. It’s going to be an asset for companies trying to produce a clean pallet.”
The new Wood-Mizer Vortex™ blade is also available in various lengths.