How to Fold and Coil Sawmill Blades

By Wood-Mizer, Europe


Folding and unfolding or coiling and uncoiling sawmill blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a quick, step-by-step guide on how to fold and coil sawmill blades. ALWAYS REMEMBER to wear gloves and eye protection in addition to keeping others at a safe distance when handling sawmill blades.


How to Unfold or Uncoil Sawmill Blades

1. Take the three-loop sawmill blade coil in your right hand.

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2. Find the loop that creates a figure eight, and pull down with your left hand.

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3. The top two loops will form a cross

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4. Whichever blade loop is on top, hold with your right hand. Hold the other loop with your left hand.

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5. Hold the sawmill blade out and away from you. Slowly move your hands apart while rotating your forearms down and outwards.

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6. Your sawmill blade is successfully uncoiled.

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How to Fold or Coil Sawmill Blades

1. Raise the sawmill blade with teeth pointed toward you. Slightly squeeze the sawmill blade inward.

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2. Keep your arms locked, swinging the top of the blade down so it bends under.

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3. On the downward bend, bring your hands together crossing over each other.

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4. The sawmill blade will form three loops. Lift the bottom blade upward with your left hand to catch all three loops in one coil.

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5. Your sawmill blade is successfully folded or coiled. Remember to secure the coiled blade with a wire tie to ensure it won’t uncoil or unfold.

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