Yes. You read it right.
Chainsaw waste such as sawdust saves my $100+ every month...
...and you can also save some bucks (depending on the amount of sawdust)
if not $100+ like me, you must save a bit and utilize the waste the right way.
A lot of wood crafters are wary of using chainsaw mills because it produces a lot of waste in the form of sawdust.
In fact, a chainsaw mill can produce almost double the amount of sawdust when compared to a bandsaw mill.
However, if you are able to put this sawdust to use, you might start considering it a useful byproduct of chainsaw milling.
Sawdust Absorbs Spilled Oil
Sawdust is very good at soaking up spilled oil from the floor and other smooth surfaces. Keep a bucket of sawdust hand in your work-shed or your garage to soak up the spilled oil and keep stains from ruining your floors.
What about Animal Bedding?
Wood shavings and sawdust are used for making bedding for animals. In the store you'll pay quite a bit depending on your location for a bag of it. See if you can get in touch with local animal bedding manufacturers and sell them the sawdust depending on the volume your producing. This way you will be able to earn additional money from your trash if you don't have animals that would use the sawdust themselves.
What about Compost? Sawdust Makes Great Compost
Left alone, over a period of time sawdust breaks down to become compost. You can be savvy about it and sell this high-quality compost to gardening shops for some extra cash or use it in your own garden. If you do not want to wait for the sawdust to turn into compost on its own, you can mix it with dry compost and sell or use that mix.
Sawdust As Fuel
Sawdust is used to charcoal briquettes, which is used as fuel or as kindling to start fires. I keep a small bucket beside my wood stove and use it in kindling when starting my wood stove.
Sawdust To Make Wood Pulp
Particle boards are made using sawdust. The coarser variety of sawdust goes into making wood pulp.
For many, getting lumber from felled trees is a passion. It is a raw material for many of their artistic creations. Others just enjoy the highly physical activity undertaken literally in the lap of nature. Yet others, see milling as a viable business option. Whatever your reason to pick up milling might be, a good chainsaw mill is crucial. When maintained well, a sawmill can last decades and become your chainsaw’s best friend. All you have to do is: know your requirements, choose wisely and be safe when handling a chainsaw sawmill.