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Re: Pennsylvania Newbie
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2018, 05:39:11 AM »
The Lt-15 is a great mill, several successful members here have begun their businesses using them and did very well by them.  A word of caution has to come with that statement.  You really should spend a day working with a sawyer on a manual mill and a day on a hydraulic mill - this will be invaluable time spent in getting a real world understanding of just what is required and what each set up can do.  Only you can decide what your physically capable of on a day in day out basis and sawmilling is a very physical venture, manual milling that much more.  Those experiences will help you make an educated decision about the value of hydraulics vs the value of a lower investment.  Personally I can tell you I would have lost all interest in sawmilling if I had started out with a manual mill, which was my plan until I was talked out of it.  

There are plenty of saywers closer to you than I am but you are welcomed to spend a day here if you find yourself in the neighborhood.  
Excellent point before I purchased I helped run a completely manual mill 2 times. After that I knew hydraulics were for me, way to much effort required to turn big logs and load them onto the mill. I felt that I couldn't be efficient enough to run a mill for customer on site.
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Re: Pennsylvania Newbie
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2018, 08:09:56 AM »
That's why I say,If I Don't Do it,It Don't Get Done.
I have an all manual mill. But I only saw for myself. There is ALOT of work with a manual mill. AND alot of time wasted too.  I would not want to try to make a steady income with a manual mill. Even if I was 20 years old.
Now if sawing slabs or high figure lumber that is worth more than a 2x6 or a 1x8 than that is different.
Watch a video of a hyd mill. Every time that logs is flipped,moved that is once that you have to do it with a cant dog or a peavy. Some logs,well most logs are heavy!!!!!
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Re: Pennsylvania Newbie
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2018, 12:56:12 PM »
Look at used equipment.  More bang for the buck.  
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