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To cut lumber to boards of final thickness.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a woodworking machine for sawing lumber (slabs, boards, and beams) into thin boards; both rotary and band saws are used as resaws. Prepared lumber is fed into a resaw using either drive rollers or a chain mechanism. The height of the cut may be as much as 300 mm for rotary saws and 500 mm for band saws. Rotary saws used as resaws are sometimes constructed with two consecutively placed saws in order to increase the output.

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Of the mills sampled, only the second mill had a different production flow in that it was lacking a resaw. In Sawmills 1 and 3, the head saw converted logs into cants, and then a resaw was used to saw the cants into lumber.
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It's family," said Guy McNett, a resaw operator who got his first job with Collins in 1974.
Installing a riser block on a typical 14-in, band saw increases its resaw capacity from 6 to 12 in.
A 1,200-mm band mill with an auto-feed carriage and a 1,100-mm auto-roller table band resaw installed in the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan, were used in this study.
Baker Products' Model "DX" band resaw features heavy-duty roller-style infeed and outfeed turnarounds, infeed deck and out-feed transfer conveyor.
If you want to slice thick boards into thinner boards, consider a "resaw" blade designed just for that job.
The mill that cooperated in this study is a relatively new, large sawmill with modern equipment including computer-assisted scanners and optimizers at major processing centers (i.e., log merchandizer, band headrig, twinband headsaw, circular gang resaw, and gang trimmer) in addition to highly mechanized materials handling systems.
A manufacturer of stile and rail doors, cabinet doors, windows, mouldings, stair parts and radius woodwork, Stanton & Stanton increased its productivity through the purchase of a Kentwood 649 2cd moulder, resaw, single-end tenoner, 32-1/2-in.-wide planer and a profile grinder.
The remaining slabs are sent to a resaw where, if enough material remains, additional 27-mm-thick boards are removed.