Circular Sawmills - and Their Efficient Operation

A primer from the USDA Forest Service. February 16, 2004

by Stanford J. Lunstrum
US Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
State & Private Forestry

This manual was written for circular sawmill operators who recognize the need for producing the maximum yield of well manufactured lumber in the shortest possible time.. It does not attempt to cover all aspects of sawmill operation; it is concerned only with the first and most important step - primary sawing - and all the mechanical components that affect the primary sawing function.

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