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How Can I Make Money with My Wood-Mizer?


How Can I Make Money with My Wood-Mizer?

Listed below are a few categories to consider as you begin your new business with the Wood-Mizer Sawmill.
Some Wood-Mizer owners do all three, but investigating your local market will show you the best cutting method for you. 

Custom Saw Other People’s Timber

  • Who would use your cutting service?

  • What is the local demand for custom cutting?

  • What are the going rates in your area for custom cutting?

  • Are there other people providing a similar service?
   Buy Logs and Cut Lumber

  • Contact potential customers for your lumber.

  • How much would they use? What species/dimensions?

  • Research local log costs and availability. 

  • Research local lumber selling prices and preferred sizes/species. 

  • Check into the value of drying and further processing. 

  • Attend log-grading workshops.
  Cut Your Own Logs

  • Contact potential customers for your lumber. How much would they use? What species/ dimensions?

  • Research local lumber selling prices and preferred sizes/species.

  • Check into the value of drying and further processing. 

  • Learn appropriate characteristics of various species. 


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