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Re: newbie questions LT15GO ........1220TK
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2012, 07:39:54 PM »
Welcome.  I narrowed down my choice to TK 1220 or Woodmizer LT 15.  Both excellent mills.  I purchase the TimberKing. My reason, I am tough on equipment and I thought the TK would hold up better.  I am very happy with the mill and TK service.  I think Woodmizer would be a comparable choice. 

Here is some info on my mill....

http://www.peelinglogs.blogspot.com/p/timberking-1220.html


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Re: newbie questions LT15GO ........1220TK
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2012, 09:33:29 AM »
Actually, I was looking for a used B20 for quite a while and finally decided I couldn't wait any longer and bought the TK1400.  Turn out I could have waited, I've only got about 15 hours in sawing since the mill was delivered...
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Re: newbie questions LT15GO ........1220TK
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2012, 07:04:43 PM »
Now you have me looking at used ones what is
Your thoughts on a Mister Sawmill Model 26 with
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Re: newbie questions LT15GO ........1220TK
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 05:12:15 PM »






Paul, I think I might take a road trip on monday or tuesday to see the EZ Boardwalk






May I ''PLUG'' a little here.
EZ boardwalk is closer to you than either one of the mills you ask about.
As far as a manual mill goes they are as tough as any out there.
EZ boardwalk is a sponsor here.
I tried to wear a new EZ boardwalk model 40 out and it in turn wore me out.
They are usually cheaper to buy than either mill you mentioned.
A couple forumites have fixed them up to leave the axle in place for sawing , thus making them more portable, even though they go from transport to sawing in about 15 minutes anyway.
Wider throat, 36'' cut.
I got 77% of my money back when I sold my EZ model 40 after 3 years.
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Re: newbie questions LT15GO ........1220TK
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 05:39:39 PM »
Monday may be a great day to see Edward as he may have a demonstrator mill from the 4 state farm show for sale at a slight discount? Be sure to ask. I took him some logs to the show today and talked with Edward for a while. At any rate I am certian he can let you get a little hands on experience. PC
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I spoke with Ed (EZ Boardwalk) this afternoon wow what a good guy to talk to!

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Welcome DDOBBS to the forum.

Forget all of 'em and get a Norwood!!!!!!!
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I am sure the norwood is a nice saw just built a bit far from me. I can get parts from anyone of the ones I listed overnight without extra cost.

I can go to any of them in less than 4 hours. So no shipping cost other than my time an fuel.
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Re: newbie questions 1220TK or Boardwalk 40 or Boardwalk Jr
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 11:24:13 PM »
I am sure the norwood is a nice saw just built a bit far from me. I can get parts from anyone of the ones I listed overnight without extra cost.

I can go to any of them in less than 4 hours. So no shipping cost other than my time an fuel.

This is the same reason I am probably not going to get a Norwood. There is a WM shop about 3 hours from me which would be great for repairs that I can't do myself. I am looking at the exact same models you are, so please keep us all posted on what you decide to buy.
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Re: newbie questions 1220TK or Boardwalk 40 or Boardwalk Jr
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2012, 03:01:14 AM »
If you are planning on making money with it, go hydraulic. If you are sawing mainly for yourself, I would get the boardwalk. It's tough as nails and I now have 3 times more lumber than I'll ever use... Working on 4
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Re: newbie questions 1220TK or Boardwalk 40 or Boardwalk Jr
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2012, 10:21:36 AM »
I purchased a TK 1220.   Great machine, everything works perfectly and easy to use, safe to use and waaaaay too much fun!!!  I added one length of railing which i greatly recommend.  Even if you never cut 18'-20' logs, the extra room allows really easy placement of logs, you do not need to waste time trying to accurately fit a 12' log into a 12' space.

I did not need portability and only cut logs for myself. 

There is only one problem with the TK1220,  cant cut 48" diameter logs . . . . . . . . . .  :-)

Highly recommended. 
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