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Automatic Head Sawyer

Operate head saws, log carriages and conveyor systems in boards production.

What does an Automatic Head Sawyer do?

Operates head saw, log carriage, and conveyor system, using panel buttons and hand and foot controls to saw logs into rough cants or boards: Starts conveyor that transfers log to log carriage with kicker arms. Activates log turners that turn log, scans log to ascertain best approach for trimming and cutting, and aligns log with saw. Sets specified depth of cut and activates carriage to force log against saw blade to cut board. Scans exposed face of log after first cut to determine grade and size of next cut.