FAQ

What is the FAQ page?
The FAQ page gives you quick answers to the most important questions.

How long has Resch been making bandsaws?
In the 1950s, the carpenter Johann Resch came up with the idea of taking the saw to the logs instead of the logs to the saw. He started developing his first log bandsaw in the fall of 1954, and a short time later he was able to make his first test cuts on 14 February 1955. Since then, the log bandsaws have been further refined based on a wealth of practical experience and adapted to the progress of technology and aesthetic criteria.

Where does the name Resch & 3 come from?
After operating the company for fifty years, Johann and Ignaz Resch turned it over to three of their long-term employees in January 2006. This led to the new company name Resch & 3.

What is the difference between the stationary and mobile bandsaws?
The mobile version is hardly different from the stationary version. Its extra fittings include a tandem axle, a drawbar, hydraulically actuated fold-out rails, and hydraulic support legs. The stationary log bandsaw does not need costly concrete foundations, and it can be erected on any desired site.

How is the bandsaw driven?
The mobile version is usually fitted with a 61KW diesel engine so it is independent of an electrical power source. In addition, it would be cumbersome to transport an auxiliary generator of this size.
An electric motor (standard rating 37KW or more) is normally fitted to the stationary version if the electrical connection can provide sufficient power.

Is the mobile version approved for transport on public roads?
The mobile bandsaw is approved for road transport at up to 40 km/h. As an option, the entire system can be constructed on a lowboy trailer approved for 80 km/h transport.

What models are available?
The Type 1050 and Type 1200 are standard models. The Type 1400 is also manufactured for cutting laminations for glulam beams.

What do the various abbreviations stand for?
 D Diesel engine drive
 E Electric motor drive
 S Stationary version
 M Mobile version
 PROFI Professional version with all extras
 COMPACT Simple version with basic features
 1050 Bandsaw wheel diameter 1050 mm (max. log diameter 1.1 m)
 1200 Bandsaw wheel diameter 1200 mm (max. log diameter 1.5 m)
 1400 Bandsaw wheel diameter 1400 mm (max. log diameter 2.0 m)

What log lengths can be sawn?
The standard version can process logs up to 13 meters long into planks, beams, square timber, slats, etc. However, the maximum cutting length is always adjusted to the customer’s requirements and can be longer or shorter than standard by as much as 4 metres.

Why is the saw so compact?
The log is loaded onto the guideway, positioned, and clamped in place. The log remains stationary while the saw travels back and forth. Logs up to 13 meters long can be sawn using a 16-metre machine length. By contrast, vertical bandsaws with the feed motion being provided by the log require twice as much length.benötigt man die doppelte Länge.

Why does the operator travel with the saw?
A direct view of the sawn timber ensures constant quality control. The sawblade, blade guides, precutter and crosscut saw are always within the operator’s field of view.

What is different with the simple saw?
The operating station of the COMPACT Bandsaw is stationarily fixed to the ground behind the saw. All of the components of the sawhead and the guideway are identical to those of the PROFI machine. The saw blade pressure guide is also included. An extra lift of 1,100mm enables the machine to cut oversized timber (max. trunk diameter 1.25m). The new COMPACT Series is a robust, topquality, “trimmed-down version of the PROFI machine”.

What types of wood can be processed?
The saws can handle not only coniferous wood, but also hardwood, including precious tropical woods. The robust construction and stability of the machines ensure precise cutting. Particularly for larch, water is sprayed onto the sawblade to lubricate the blade. The ripping saw is used primarily with hardwood to part the heartwood.