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AWMV Introduces Saw-Carriage System

New products.

By Staff
Date Posted: 7/1/2008

            AWMV Industrial Products, a division of Wood-Mizer Products, has several new machines for the pallet and sawmill industries.

            The AWMV 4250 SCH is a complete head rig – a vertical band mill with carriage system. Unlike traditional head rigs, however, the carriage is stationary. The thin-kerf bandsaw, on a 17-degree slant, moves back and forth on rails to cut the log. The carriage is built by Cleereman Manufacturing.

            The AWMV 4250 SCH can cut logs from 8-48 inches in diameter and up to 18 feet long; length can be extended to 36 feet. Feed rate is 300 feet per minute.

            The band mill has 42-inch wheels and runs 38-50 mm-wide thin-kerf blades that are easily and economically maintained. The saw head is moved with a standard cable-drum system that only requires a 20 hp drive unit.

            The AWMV 4250 SCH can reduce kerf, power consumption and cost, and blade and blade maintenance costs. Reduced operating costs and higher yields can improve profits.

            “It can run as the primary head rig, a grade saw, a long log saw, or as a supplement to a breakdown line,” said Kevin Corder, vice president of AWMV.

            The vertical band mill is also available as a stationary model, the 4250VH, for integration into existing moving carriage mills to upgrade circle saws or bandsaws.

            AWMV also introduced a twin vertical band mill, the Twin Vertical Saw.

            For more information, call AWMV at (800) 522-5705 or visit


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