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Is there a machine that makes sawdust exclusively? What is its proper commercial name?



Replies:
Yes. It is called a "saw". The fine particles resulting from its use, depending on the size of the kerf (the thickness of the cut it makes) of the saw blade and the spacing between the teeth on the blade, approximate large particles of dust, hence the term sawdust. Sawdust is a byproduct of milling of lumber; due to the cost of the lumber (a natural resource) it is not cost effective to simply cut lumber only to produce the sawdust. The lumber is cut for a practical purpose (i.e., building materials) and the resulting sawdust, which would otherwise be a waste product, can be sold as a secondary product.

J. Suermann



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