Wood-Mizer has introduced the entry-level BMS25 bandsaw blade sharpener designed for hobbyists and sawmillers in rural areas. The BMS25 joins the Wood-Mizer range of sawmill blade maintenance products that includes personal and professional bandsaw blade sharpeners and tooth setters as well as grinding wheels.
The BMS25 runs on a 12V battery and can sharpen a variety of bandsaw blade profiles at a rate of 30 teeth per minute, which is up to five times as fast as comparable sharpeners.
The index arm automatically advances the blade as the grinding wheel sharpens the face and gullet of each tooth. The index arm also has a jog feature to advance the blade manually for easy set-up. The blade support arms feature a smooth ride and steady support to ensure consistent sharpening quality throughout the length of the blade.
The BMS25 can be used to sharpen blades that are 1-inch, 1-¼-inch ,and 1-½-inch wide with with 7/8-inch tooth spacing. A cam for 10/30-degree profile blades is standard. Other cam options will be available.
Built in the U.S. and starting at $799, the BMS25 comes complete with a 5-inch grinding wheel, wheel shaping tool, and a stand that includes 1-3/16-inch diameter pipe legs for durability and a wide base for extra stability; the battery is sold separately.
When sawmill blades need to be sharpened on-site in rural areas, the BMS25 can be connected to a 12V DC battery of a sawmill, truck, tractor or other automotive-style batteries that are able to maintain a 10-amp load.
“The BMS25 is an entry-level blade sharpener for people who want to maintain their own blades affordably with the flexibility to sharpen blades anywhere in the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO.
The BMS25 ships in one compact package and requires minimal assembly; it can be set up in about 20 minutes.
For more information or to place an order, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative.