11 Apr Wood-Mizer Introduces Entry-Level Bandsaw Blade Sharpener
Wood-Mizer’s new entry-level BMS25 bandsaw blade sharpener was released a few months ago and it’s designed for hobbyists and sawmillers in rural areas. Built in the USA and starting at $799 USD, the machine runs on a 12-Volt battery and can sharpen a variety of bandsaw blade profiles at a rate of 30 teeth per minute. That’s up to 5 times as fast as comparable sharpeners. The index arm automatically advances the sawmill blade as the grinding wheel sharpens the face and gullet of each tooth. The index arm also has a jog feature to advance the blade manually for easy set-up. The blade support arms feature a smooth ride and steady support for consistent sharpening quality throughout the length of the blade.
The BMS25 comes complete with a 5” grinding wheel, a wheel shaping tool and a durable stand (the battery is sold separately). It can connect to the battery of a sawmill, truck, tractor or any other automotive-style 12-Volt batteries that are able to maintain a 10 Amp load. The stand has 1-3/16” diameter pipe legs for durability and a wide base for extra-stability.
“The BMS25 is an entry-level blade sharpener for people who want to maintain their own blades affordably, with the flexibility to sharpen blades anywhere in the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. It ships in one compact package and requires minimal assembly with an approximate 20-minute set-up time. There’s a YouTube™ video.
(Visit Amazon to see John’s book, Harvest Your Own Lumber: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood)