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Offline jdw

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circle or band mill
« on: March 28, 2015, 10:38:27 PM »
I'm pretty well set on a circle mill due to production. But just wondering which one cuts most accurate lumber. Also norwood advertises a manual mill that produces 4000 bf an day I ran a manual mill a hudson 328 ain't no way I could cut that much lumber in a day with that thing. Any one think you could cut that much on a manual mill and be able to walk the next day ? ???

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Re: circle or band mill
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 10:58:12 PM »
I cant cut but half that with my timberking b20 but if you were cutting 40' long 12x16 beams or something you might could. ???
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Re: circle or band mill
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 07:15:58 AM »
Thay all do that will the bf. Kinda like the milage on a car,under ideal conditions,it can be done.
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Re: circle or band mill
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 07:51:18 AM »
Any mill will cut accurate lumber all depends on how its set up and the skill of the sawyer. In a workday the saw be it band or circular is only in the wood about 20- 25% of the time. The rest of the time is handling logs and boards. By circular I think your referring to a MD or swing blade. An older handset circular mill is the most bang for the buck and will put out but its a minor industrial operation that must be set up properly. What I'am saying is its the setup and auxiliary equipment that has more to do with production than just the mill type. Frank C.
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Re: circle or band mill
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 08:25:25 AM »
Forget those "advertised" sawing rates.  That is what the blade "could" go through without taking into considering log, slab, flitch, edging, lumber, or sawdust handling.
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