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Frequently Asked Questions

These are just a few of the questions we receive here at Timberwolf Tools. Should you have specific questions about any of the tools we sell or any other questions about timber framing, please feel free to E-mail us, use the Feedback Form, or phone us at 800-869-4169.

When I need to sharpen any of the chains, bits or blades, who should I contact?
Superior Carbide Sharpening
Paul Cote
60 Taylor Hill Road
Lewiston, ME 04240

Don Gullett
Country Lane Saw
1164 Homeworth Road
Alliance, OH 44601

Precision Sharpening Inc.
Shawn Tuttle
3018 Princeton Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(Sharpens Mafell ZSX carbide chains)

Where can I find hardware and accessories for traditional barns?"


How deep will the Makita 7104L Chain Mortiser cut?

The mortiser will cut down a full 7-1/8" cut. You can also make through mortises on large timbers by laying out and cutting from both sides of the timber. It will also cut up to a 5-1/8" long x 7-1/4" wide mortise with-out repositioning the mortiser.

What is the depth of cut of the Makita 5402NA Circular Saw?

The Makita 16-5/16" saw will cut a full 6-1/4" at 90 degrees and 4-3/16" at a 45-degree angle.

What is the largest size timber the Makita Chain Mortiser will clamp onto?

The 7104L will clamp onto a full 12-1/8" timber.
Do you have a power tool that recreates the "hand-hewn" look on timbers?
The Makita 1002BA Curved Planer has been used to replicate the hand-hewn look on logs. It has also been used, with customized blades, to replicate the hand-hewn look on flat timbers created by using an adz.

Where can I find more information about timber framing?

We would suggest contacting the Timber Framers Guild of North America. Their address is:

Timber Framers Guild of North America
P.O. Box 60
Becket, MA 01223
tel: 413-623-9926
fax: 360-733-4002

You can also access the Guild through their web page, which can be found on our Links Page.

Is there a way that I can plane wide timbers without having to make 2 passes with a planer and leaves a ridge that has to be removed?

Yes. We have four different width planers to help match the right size planer for your particular project. By using the right size planer you will eliminate the need to make multiple passes to plane the full surface width.

I would like to learn more about timber framing. Where may I take classes to learn?

The Timber Framers Guild of North America's "frequently asked questions section on their web-page will give you all the schools and classes available.

I am building a log home, where can I find tools and supplies?

We suggest contacting Schroeder Log Supply in Indiana. They can be reached at 218-326-4434. They can also be reached through their web-site. You can also contact Northwest Manufacturing in Kelso, WA for extra long wood auger bits and other log accessories. They can be reached at 360-636-0390.

What publications are there to learn more about timber framing?

The Timber Framers Guild of North America's frequently asked questions section on their web page will give you information about books and magazines available.

I am building a house and would like to use one of your Makita Timber Framing Tools but I won't really need it when I'm done. Is there a place I can sell my tool?

Yes. The used tool market is actually very active and popular. Once you are done with your tool, let us know at Timberwolf Tools and we will see if there is anyone interested at that time.
I am looking for hand tools and chisels, who should I contact?
Barr Specialty Tools
P.O. Box 4335
McCall, ID 83638

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
P.O. Box 9
Warren, ME 04864

I would like to build log furniture; do you have power tools to make round tenons and mortises?

The mortising and tenon cutting machines that we sell are more for timber frame construction and will only produce square cuts. You can, however, contact: Tenonizer Tech, Inc. in Nisswa, MN for information regarding their equipment. Their phone number is 218-829-9046.

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