Precision cutting of thin boards from large, heavy laminated beams and panels for worktops, wardrobe backs and drawer bottoms; as well as polystyrene blocks, plastics and other specialist non-timber applications

Stenner’s range of MHS Wide Mouth horizontal resaws was developed for precision sawing of laminated timber beams as well as polystyrene blocks and plastics.

Single- or multi-head systems are tailored to customers’ requirements for applications including the production of tabletops, wardrobe backs and drawer bottoms.

Combining accurate thin kerf blade technology with efficient power consumption, the MHS range offers productivity and economy, maximising the yield from the raw material.

The speed of the automated roller feed is steplessly variable and synchronised with the overhead feed rollers, which provide excellent control on differing thicknesses and types of material.

The robust construction provides the strength and stability needed for precision cutting of the large and heavy laminated blanks, and together with modern control systems, easy maintenance, high operational safety and strong after-sales support ensures solid performance over a long service life.

Stenner’s MHS range has proved popular worldwide, with more than 700 saw units installed in diverse applications.

Key performance data

Available in four models – MHS 9 (pulley diameter 915mm), MHS 10 (1050mm), MHS 12 (1220mm) and MHS 137 (1370mm).

Maximum timber width (depending on model and configuration) – 450mm, 650mm, 900mm or 1050mm.

Variable feed speeds – from 5-20m/min to 7.5-30m/min.


Low friction pressure sawguides of either a disposable or remachinable design provide the excellent blade stability required for accurate cutting. Remachinable sawguides are fitted as standard on the MHS 137.

Sawblade & Pulley cleaning

These machines are fitted with a solenoid-controlled drip feed cleaning system to lubricate the felt pads. In tandem with scrapers fitted to the pulleys, the felt pads ensure the cleanliness of both the pulleys and the sawblade.

Saw straining

Strain is applied to the sawblade by a pneumatic cylinder, which applies force via a linkage when the lever is operated. For safety purposes a low pressure switch is incorporated, which automatically removes power to the main drive motor power (so the machine stops running) if pressure drops to an unsatisfactory level.

Available options include:

  • Remachinable sawguides (std on MHS 137)
  • Stenner spray lubrication system (automatically and effectively lubricates the top and bottom pulleys as well as the sawblade)
  • Remote control desk
  • Electric rise and fall of saw unit (MHS 9) or multi-axis positioning system with keypad entry
  • Frequency control of sawblade speed
  • Ammeters to measure load on main motor
  • Sawblade deviation detector
  • Programmable feed speed with slow speed on entry to cut then ramp up to maximum feed speed