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Sawmill shows
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:27:33 PM »
I have been searching for a sawmill trade show/expo or something like that.  I want to see sawmills side by side to compare.  How can I find these or do you all know of any?  Anything in eastern North Carolina?

I can not decide on timberking 1600 or wood mizer lt35 or 40.

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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 07:44:34 PM »
Expo Richmond 2018 this may 18-19 Richmond VA
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 07:51:24 PM »
   Go to the WM site for info to contact Joe Whitely at the Albermarle NC WM office to see when and where he will be having shows in the near future. I don't think it will be too long till they have owner's day and open house there at Albermarle if that is not too far away for you to drive. I stopped by there 4 years ago on a trip to Charlotte to see my daughter and Tyler, Joe's son, showed me the mills and answered my question and I ordered my LT35HDG25 then.

   Look at the specs and also what is the size logs you plan to be cutting. The  standard LT40 cuts about 5" wider cut than the LT35 if you don't want the wide model.

    I think you will be happy with either mill but just check and compare the features of both to help decide which is best for your specific needs. Good luck to you.
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »
Thank you for the help!

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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 08:48:32 PM »
Expo Richmond 2018 this may 18-19 Richmond VA
Woodmizer, Norwood, Baker, and a few others are usually there.  Loads of fun, lot's of freebies too! ;D
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 12:26:37 AM »
If you have it narrowed down that closely, both manufacturers should be able to put you in contact with a nearby owner who owns and uses that mill.  Sometimes talking to someone who is actually using a certain mill might be more informative than talking to a salesman.
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 11:22:05 AM »
Someone correct me if Im wrong but I dont think Ive ever seen a Timberking at a show. You will have to find a owner to see them. 
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 01:15:06 PM »
I have found a couple of the mills close by and will be trying to contact them for a visit!  

Thank you all for the help.

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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 06:53:29 AM »
Someone correct me if Im wrong but I dont think Ive ever seen a Timberking at a show. You will have to find a owner to see them.
I saw a Timberking at a Logging Demo in eastern NC close to 20 years ago when I was looking at mills. Don't remember the town or I would have responded to the Rj....
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 06:18:20 AM »
TK use to go to and have an event at an owner's place of business. I went to one in the past in VA. They even ask me awhile back was I interested. Not sure if they still do that. 
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 07:20:38 AM »
Timberking was at the Vermont show 2 years ago.
I think it was an independent dealer from NY state
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 09:40:56 AM »
A Timberking representative once told me, they would rather pass on savings to their customers, than spend the money transporting people and equipment to shows.  I believe that was why they went to private owners for demonstrations.  Either way, it's nice to see a machine run, and know it's benefits and limitations.  It might also be a good idea to take an experienced sawyer with you (not prejudiced of course) to point out the good and the bad.  All machines have good traits, and unfortunately bad.  It's more of a what do you need, and what are you looking for.
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 01:36:01 PM »
  I believe that was why they went to private owners for demonstrations. 



I have done two such demonstrations for TimberKing on my TK1600 mill. One was for a tree removal service out of Omaha Nebraska that was thinking about purchasing a mill. The other was for a owner and son of a company that does custom trim carpentry work in and around the Lincoln Nebraska area. TK has treated me well for providing such demonstrations. 
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 04:42:07 PM »
Usually there are sawmill vendors at the annual Southern Farm Show in Raleigh (but it was back in January).

Joe at Woodmizer is a great guy, and if you're ever in the Raleigh vicinity I can show you a Baker and a Peterson swing blade.
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Re: Sawmill shows
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 10:09:47 AM »
Usually there are sawmill vendors at the annual Southern Farm Show in Raleigh (but it was back in January).

Joe at Woodmizer is a great guy, and if you're ever in the Raleigh vicinity I can show you a Baker and a Peterson swing blade.
Thanks for the invite.  I will have to remember that for next January.


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