Demos' score for Wood-Mizer in Cumbria, northern England
A demonstration of band sawmill technology in Cumbria in the north of England attracted forty enthusiastic visitors on 1st April, picture right.
One tree surgeon bought a small LT15 band sawmill on the day to serve as the vehicle of his progress towards more rewarding timber conversion to saleable lumber. Also a gatemaker plans to upgrade from his old circular rack bench and ordered an LT15 on the day.
The demonstration of equipment technology designed to help woodland owners and contractors add value and enter new markets through the simple conversion of round timber into sawn lumber was organised by Martin Phillips, 40, recently appointed Wood-Mizer’s representative in Cumbria. He comments:
“From 10.30am to 2.00pm we were rushed off our feet with enquiries about the mills that we demonstrated, some about prices, many about recent enhancements.
“We didn’t need to explain the sustainable factor inherent in Wood-Mizer mills because virtually all the visitors were fully aware of our thin kerf technology which creates less sawdust and an extra board from each log”, he concludes.