The swing blade edges your timber as you remove each board. Unlike a bandsaw, you don’t have to slab, set aside, and re-saw the edges. The swing blade makes sawing timber extremely easy, simply saw horizontal and finish vertical to produce a board. No secondary edging required. You get the complete milling package in the one machine.
The great thing about your swing blade is the cost of maintaining your blade. A swing blade is an extremely low cost method of sawing timber. To give you an example here is a rundown of expected blade costs;