Without sharp saws we couldn’t cut timber.
We’ve just installed these two computer-controlled saw sharpening machines in our new engineering centre. Without machines like these it would simply not be possible to turn huge round logs into useful and mostly rectangular pieces of timber.
In fact, each of the blades used in the mill will work only one shift before being removed for sharpening and other maintenance to check that they are true and will cut exactly as intended. After every nine shifts the blades are given a major overhaul which includes re-tipping the points which are made of Stellite, a cobalt-chromium alloy formulated for wear resistance. Ransfords is unusual among UK sawmillers in still employing our own saw doctors – the skilled people who undertake this essential work for us.