Monday, September 28, 2020
Wood-Mizer had two very successful open days in important
sawmilling areas in the DRC to show its new swing blade sawmill to sawmillers.
The two open days
took place in Kingabwa and Kinkole. Both areas are important business
districts of Kinshasa.
Both are also important sawmilling areas where logs arrive on the
Congo River from the north of the DRC.
The Wood-Mizer swing blade sawmill makes it easy to cut big logs into blocks and boards.
At Kingabwa larger logs are landed than in Kinkole. Sawmillers
from there also sell blocks to sawmillers in Kinkole who use the blocks to cut
The open day in Kingabwa
showed sawmillers how large logs of up to 1.5 m thick can be cut into blocks
The open day in
Kinkole at a successful construction company showed how the Wood-Mizer WPF
swing blade mill can also cut boards. The company uses many boards for construction.
Sawmillers admire the cut quality that the Wood-Mizer swing blade sawmill produces.
Both open days made
it clear to visitors and Wood-Mizer customers that with Wood-Mizer’s WPF swing
blade sawmill customers they have a winner.
swing blade sawmill is a very strong sawmill that is used to easily cut large
logs into blocks or boards.
The sawmill is
available in 8- and 10-inch blade model. The 8-inch model can cut logs up to
1,5 m thick and the 10-inch model up to 1,8 m thick.
A big benefit of
swing blade sawmill is that it can be set up around a big log so sawmillers
don’t need to move the log to cut it.
Wood-Mizer's WPF sawmill is also better
than other swing blade mills like Lucas because it has a Hi/Lo track system.
The high rail makes it even easier to
roll logs into position to start cutting again. Swing blade mills that don’t
have high rail wastes a lot of time to roll and get the next log ready for
The High/Lo rail system of the Wood-Mizer WPF swing blade sawmill makes it very easy to roll the logs under the rail into position to start cutting again.
Sawmillers at the open day in Kingabwa also had the opportunity to
see Wood-Mizer’s dealership in Kinshasa that is in Port Maman Ngula. Because
Wood-Mizer’s dealership is near to the important sawmilling areas in Kingabwa,
customers can easily find spares, blades and technical advice.
Wood-Mizer’s dealership is managed by Julien Kakule, who also runs
a very successful sawmilling company Jule Fils Cie in Port Maman. He uses many
Wood-Mizer bandsaw sawmills to produce sawn timber for customers.
Sawmillers in Kingabwa and Kinkole now also have the benefit of an
experienced sawmiller to advise them.
Fred Kapenda, Wood-Mizer DRC Branch Manager and Julien Kakule, Wood-Mizer’s dealer for Kinshasa and owner of Jule Fils Cie sawmill company.
Fred Kapenda, Wood-Mizer’s highly experienced Country Manager for
the DRC that lives in Kinshasa, assisted Julien and his team at the open day.
Sawmillers can now also rely on Fred’s many years of experience
when they need a new sawmill or have problems to find spares, blades or
Speaking at the open day, Fred told sawmillers, “that Wood-Mizer
is happy to present sawmillers with a new type of Wood-Mizer sawmill that can
assist them to cut the large logs in the DRC.
“Sawmillers can now easily cut big logs into blocks and then use
Wood-Mizer bandsaw sawmills and resaws to cut very accurate boards that
customers pay more money for.
“Now sawmillers can make even more profits with Wood-Mizer,” Fred Kapenda
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