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Indexable Hogger Saws

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Our indexable hogger saws are used primarily in the pallet manufacturer and saw mill industries. They are typically positioned on the same arbor as the circular saw blades on gangsaws to size the edge or height of a cant before entering the resaw. The hogger saws are ideal when an edger or hogger blade is required for removing 1/2″ material or more. We have a variety of carbide grades we can insert in this saw to cut various types of wood:

Our indexable hogger saws can be configured with two different gullet designs for different cutting applications. The hogger saws can be mounted horizontally, vertically, on a arbor or mounted to a hub for maximum flexibility. A step gauge is provided to set the side clearance of your reversible carbide inserts to the same cutting heights. Setting these dimensions to cut at the same height ensures maximum cutting life between maintenance cycles.

Unlike brazed hogger saws, our indexable hogger saws allow you to rotate the reversible carbide inserts while the cutter body remains on the shaft. This saves you time from having to remove the entire body from the machine for service.

Our indexable hogger saws are available in various configurations to cater to our customer’s dynamic machine requirements:

  • Outer diameter: 8″ – 14″
  • Depth of cut: 1/2″-1″
  • Width of cut: up to 6″
  • Inner diameter: 5/8″ – 4 1/4″
  • Indexable carbide inserts (reversible)
  • Keyed or mounting hub
  • 4 – 24 Wing configurations

All carbide inserts can be sharpened or replaced at our in-house service center. Inserts sent in for service go through an incoming quality check to determine if they can be resharpened. If they have been reground multiple times and become too small or become excessively chipped they will be replaced.

Give us a call today at 1-800-369-4242. We look forward to working with you!


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Step gauge – PT Step – Use the step guage to set the side clearance and tip to body height the same on all inserts in the hogger saw for maximum tool life between servicing the heavy-duty carbide inserts.
Wedge block – PT 515 – Alternative wedge block configuration for certain cutting conditions.
Heavy duty indexable carbide insert – 1/2″ tall x 9/16″ wide x 1/8″ thick x 2-sided

New lumber (green or KD) – PT 501-2 (red)
Frozen or knotty lumber – PT 501-2L (blue)
Mixed (new wood + recycled) – PT 501-2N (white)
Mostly recycled wood – PT 501-NX

Socket head cap screw – PT 511 : 1/4″-20 x 3/4″
PT 511-L : 1/4″-20 x 1″ (Optional)
Wedge Block – PT 510 – Standard Heavy Duty wedge block
Torque Setting – Ideally use 12-15 FT-LB of torque when tightening your screws.
Top Sizing – Ideally use 12-15 FT-LB of torque when tightening your screws.
Side Sizing – Heads typically mounted on a horizontal shaft or hub sizing the side of the cant.