Sawmill Hydraulics, Inc.
Helle Vertical Edger

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The story of the HELLE Vertical Edger goes back to the early 1970's, when our customers began requesting this labor saving device. Quite frankly we observed what was available and it was, in the opinion of the sawyer, junk. So we decided that if we are going to build one, it will be a reliable piece of machinery worth the name Helle.


  • Electric over Hydraulic control
  • Automatic Setworks
  • Type "DI" Double Roller Bearings
  • 5/8 Thick Steel Plates
  • 2-15/16", Double 5/8 Keyed Mandrel
  • HELLE Built Shifting Cylinders
  • 5 HP Hydraulic System
  • 22" diameter blades for 9" slab clearance and 8 " depth of cut - STANDARD
  • 2 Saw Machine = 30 HP
  • 3 Saw Machine = 40 HP
  • 4 Saw Machine = 75 HP


  • Shaver or Sawdust Heads: Also now available with Shaver or Sawdust heads! Need to get rid of the Edging Strips? Want Sawdust OR Shavings? Want QUALITY?
  • Specifications: 75 HP Electric Motor
  • Specifications: 4" Cylinder with Dual Positioning
  • Heads: 6" x 14" Cutterheads
  • Heads: Winged Cutters For Edger Surfacing
  • Depth: Max Cut depth: 3"
  • Hyd Power: 5 HP Hydraulic System

  • Why a Vertical Edger?
  • Saves a Man: This one is so obvious that we debated even saying it.
  • Straight Boards: A lot of people will testify that a horizontal edger has a tendency to "run with the sapwood!"
  • Replaces a Top Saw: How many times have you had your edgerman chopping the wide board or a slab?
  • Speaking of Slabs: Tried running the slab thru a horizontal edger for recovery resaws lately?
  • Less Maintenance: Just grease it 4 times a day and keep the blades sharp!
  • Safety: Everybody knows a horror story about a board kicking out of a horizontal edger.
  • Quality Production: We will be the first to admit that it can't compete with a GOOD Edgerman. We sell Vertical Edgers because of the growing shortage of Good Edgerman.

  • Options
  • 3rd Saw: Independent 3rd Saw Control
  • Fast: Computer Setworks
  • Advanced: Retractable Base
  • Visual: Laser Lights

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