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Kimwood Machinery Inc. offers the STATE-OF-THE-ART in wide-belt sanders. Kimwood's impressive history of successful installations has made Kimwood sanders the standard from which many others are judged. Dating back to 1960, the basic design philosophy for all Kimwood equipment continues today.... a heavy duty machine capable of combining high production while producing the finest sanded panels in the industry. Our ongoing policy has been one of product and service commitment to the forest products industry. Click the following link to check for "New or Reconditioned Equipment" currently in stock.

Lumber Sander
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Whether you are surfacing less or more than 20,000 board feet per shift a day on green or kiln dried stock, there is a Kimwood Lumber Sander specifically designed for your needs and production application. Many years of in production experience have consistently proven the many benefits of the lumber sanding concept. The Lumber Sander was just recently re-designed to use the same basic machine design of the Panel Master for its high quality and durablity.

The Lumber Sander is available in 18" to 4' widths and can be equipped with a variety of head styles, depending upon the specific application such as the type of board, stock removals, feed speed and finishes required.

Typical Sanding Heads:

  • Opposed Contact Heads: Panel stock removal is equalized between the two heads.
  • Offset Combination Heads: Consisting of a smooth steel contact roll followed by a flexible platen bar, the combination head is used for additional sizing and finishing of one side of a panel at a time. By cutting away the coarse grit scratch marks with the contact roll and wiping only the fine grit scratch marks with the flexible platen, the combination head can create an extremly "flat" smooth chatter free finish.
  • Offset Platen Heads: Consisting of a flexible platen bar, the platen heads are used for very fine finishing of one side of the panel at a time. Generally limited to .001 to .003 inch stock removal.
Sanding Head Drive:

All sanding head motors use banded "V" belts to drive high speed jack shafts featuring short coupled universal drive joint assemblies which are connected to the contact rolls. This allows the contact roll to be vertically adjusted for varied stock removals and different belt grits while maintaining a positive driving torque at all times.
Jack Shaft Drive
Infeed Chains Assembly (Gobbler)
Increases Yield:

Yield is greatly improved as a result of the Kimwood Lumber Sander's ability to remove an equal amount of stock from each face, thus requiring less material for finishing to size. This unique feature allows an immediate or gradual reduction of green target size in the sawmill. Where the condition is thin boards, the lumber sander will clean up more thin boards. Because of our patented feedwork's ability to center the material to the abrasive heads, the sander will easily feed badly twisted, bowed, cupped and warped material without jamming. Consequently, you will receive the maximum possible length and width recovery of finished material from a given rough-sawn piece.
Grade Recovery:

By surfacing hardwood or softwood material by means of abrasive belts, you maintain or improve the rough dry grade so that no grade loss is experienced from the surfacing process. Because of the combination of characteristics of the Kimwood machine design and abrasive belts, such previous planer surfacing occurrences as roller splits-grain tearout-leafing of hard grains and rupturing grain around knot areas are all eliminated. An added benefit is in the end product's close thickness tolerance and uniform finished surface.

Higher Production:

Increased feed speeds on the lumber sander allows yet another advantage of greatly increased production. In addition to the machine itself the flow systems are designed to increase efficiency and reduce labor from rough lumber infeed to finished product.


Kimwood has been involved in the manufacture of sanders for the wood products industry since 1963. Through the years, the sanders have continually been updated to accomodate specific industry applications which characterize the everchanging industry. As the applications have changed so have certain areas of the sanders. In some cases, Kimwood has introduced new models to meet new applications or modified existing models simply to remain competitive in the industry. Irregardless, Kimwood sanders remain the leading sander in the industry today. Click "Sander Retrofits" for available sander upgrades.

Roll Inventory Program:

The Roll Inventory Program was introduced in September of 1999 when Kimwood began stocking rolls that were in the highest demand. Kimwood has now implemented a revised program that will increase the number and type of rolls held in inventory via component stocking rather than assembled rolls. Component stocking will allow more individual roll parts to be placed in inventory which are used on multiple roll assemblies. This will be advantageous and will increase our ability to meet the high demand rolls needed to help customers during downtime situations. Click "Roll Inventory Program" for more information.

Parts, Manuals, & Assembly Drawings:

Kimwood maintains historical files for all of it products lines. As a result of this, almost all of the equipment originally supplied can be manufactured from historical files. Kimwood also can reproduce most machine assembly drawings and original manuals for those pieces of equipment. Click "Parts, Manuals, & Assembly Drawings" for more information.

Sander Trade-in / Reconditioning Program:

Let us look over your present Kimwood Sander and provide a trade-in allowance against the purchase of a new Kimwood Sander; or as an alternative, let us provide a price to recondition your existing sander. Click "Reconditioning Program" for more information.

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