26 Jun Wood-Mizer Introduces the CookieMizer Clamping Jig for Portable Sawmills
Earlier this year we told you about Wood-Mizer’s new entry-level BMS25 bandsaw blade sharpener. Now the company has come up with a simple but ingenious new jig that lets woodworkers safely and efficiently saw wood cookies with a portable sawmill.
Built in the USA, the patent pending jig is the first attachment of its kind. Wood-Mizer already offers attachments for making wood shingles, siding, posts and beams. This fairly inexpensive new jig (prices start at $495) lets a mill operator make thick and thin cookies for garden pavers, tabletops, decorative items such as wall plaques, display fixtures and so on.
The CookieMizer attaches directly to a sawmill bed and uses one adjustable and one fixed clamp to secure round logs in an upright position. The logs can be up to 20” in diameter at the base. Once the log is secured, the sawmill head travels as normal. The unique clamping system of the jig allows for final cuts within 1-1/2” of the base, producing the most cookies possible out of each log. It eliminates the need for a temporary jig, and it’s a simple and profitable way to increase the value of short logs by turning them into marketable products. In addition to being compatible with Wood-Mizer brand sawmills, multiple mount options are available for various sawmill makes and models. There’s a good introductory video on YouTube™.
The CookieMizer ships on a single pallet and requires minimal assembly and set-up time.