Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What blade goes on my saw mill?

Hunter, Sawyer, Patriot, HFE-21, Oscar 221, 228, 328,428:
Blade Size: 132″ x 1 1/4 .035  SINGLE or CASE
H360, Farmboss 36, Oscar-336, 330, 236, HFE-30, HFE-36:
Blade Size: 167″ x 1 1/4 .042
Oscar 52:
Blade Size: 221″ x 1 1/2 .042

For More Blades please refer to our Blade Guide.

What oil goes in my motor?

Please refer to your engine owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer specifies for that particular engine

Why is my CANT out of square?

Possible reason 1:
After you make your initial cut on log roll it up against the squaring post, you may have not had it aligned properly. This will cause a cant to be out of square.
Possible reason 2:
If you apply massive pressure when clamping cant it can sometimes cause the cant to “tilt” and this will cause it to be out of square.
Possible reason 3:
If you apply too little pressure when clamping cant it can allow can to move while cutting and this be out of square.

Why are my boards wavy?

Possible blade dull, wrong tension, pitch build-up on blade, feeding too fast.

How do I adjust my guides properly?

Please refer to the sawmill owner’s manual to see proper  procedure for adjusting guides.

Can I re-sharpen my blade?

Yes with a semi automatic band blade sharpener. It will keep your blades in top condition while enhancing your bandmill efficiency and reducing operating costs.

What size log will my mill cut?

The HFE 21, Oscar 21 and Oscar 328 will cut a 9′ log, the HFE30, HFE36, Oscar 330 Pro, Oscar 236 Pro will cut a 10′ log.