1- How much do the J100 and J200 weigh?

The J100 weighs 170lbs (77 kg), and the J200 weighs 440lbs (190 kg).

2- What blade size does the J200 use?

Lenght : 109,5 inches (274 cm)
Width : 1,25 inches (3 cm)
Thickness : 35 M.
Tooth spacing: 7/8 inch, or 1,1 TPI

3- What should I known about sharpening?

The sharpening with J100 model is dependant ont hte type of chain used, but is generally open at 10 degrees. Sharpening with the J200 depends on the hardness of the wood. Usually, a blade can be sharpened 6 or 7 times but may vary due to conditions of the timber.

4- Why are you using a 35M blade on the J200 mill?

The usual blade thickness of 42M would be prone to breakage after only a couple of hours.

5- Why is blade lubrication not required with the J200?

Because the blade is never in contact with metal parts, there is less friction to create unwante heat. Along with cooler operation, the blade stays truer and accumulates less resin, which in turn cutes more consistently.

6- Why does the blade run from bottom to top and not the opposite as we would expect?

Because the top wheel of the bandsaw is powering the blade, it ends up pulling the blade through the wood instead of pushing it.

7- What are the advantages of sawing vertically?

There is no pressure on the blade, and friction is greatly reduced. Better performance is possible with a smaller engine making it even more economical to run.

8- What are the maximum log sizes that these mills can handle?

J100 Standard: Up to 12 feet (360cm) long and 16 inches (40 cm) of diameter.

J100 Extended: Up to 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter, and unlimited length.

J200 Standard: Up to 12 feet (360 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.

J200 Extended: Up to 20 inches in diameter, unlimited length.

9- What is involved with sawing longer logs?

Each extension allows an additional 7 feet of length to be handled by the mill. When using extensions, however, the sawmill will need to be installed on firmer, more level terrain with better stability.

10- Does the mini-sawmill need to be leveled to operate?

No, it only needs to be stable on the ground, solid on its supports and free of any internal tension should the terrain not allow for the supports to be square.

11- How much lumber can we saw within an 8 hour period?

J100 : 700 to 1000 feet depending on the condition and size of the timber.
J200 : 1500 to 2000 feet depending on the condition and size of the timber.

12- What should we NEVER do?

Never saw with a blade that has curved or become dull... this will severely shorten the life of the blade.

Never back up the carriage while the blade is in motion.