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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2007, 08:00:03 AM »
Furby I thought I had everyone beat until I read your post. :)  I drove 850 miles to upstate New York to get my mill.
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2007, 12:56:04 PM »
We drove 750 miles to Tennessee Tech to get a 60 year old Table saw. But what a saw she be. :)
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2007, 04:10:47 PM »
i think that if I only had 10,000 to spend and had to get a mill for that price, it would be a swinger. Having owned a manaul mill before my current one, turning big logs gets old fast. 
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2007, 05:37:20 PM »
I will need some bigger beams cut out of logs. Possible some 8x12. My limited knowledge on swing mills is that they cannot do larger dimensions.

With a bit of lateral thinking you can.

Although you dont usually move the log when sawing with a swinger, there is nothing that says you cant  ;D

My mill will let me 'easily' cut an 8x16" beam. I say 'easily' because moving it off the mill after I cut it wouldn't be easy without a forklift or similar. If for some crazy reason I needed bigger (or you only have a 6" cut swingblade) you can allways square up the top of the log, then roll it over and saw from the other side.  Just saw away everything thats not a beam! OK, you have to roll the log over, but you have to do that on a bandmill anyway. ;)

There are many ways to skin a cat  :D

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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2007, 05:44:43 PM »
you could also build a live log deck to turn logs right where they lay if you needed to do it often it would be worth it.
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2007, 07:31:46 PM »
   8)   i bought a lt 40 hydraulic  for 4,000 and spent 500 fixing it up cleaned up woodmizer blade sharpener and sold on e bay 1,250  the good lord takes care of us hillbellies  :D :D

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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2007, 07:12:16 AM »
   8)   i bought a lt 40 hydraulic  for 4,000 and spent 500 fixing it up cleaned up woodmizer blade sharpener and sold on e bay 1,250  the good lord takes care of us hillbellies  :D :D

Okay, I've got to ask.  You bought a mill for $4,000, spent another $500 to fix it up then sold it on E-bay for $1,250?  What did I miss?

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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2007, 07:24:06 AM »
I think the sharpener was what was sold. ;)
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2007, 03:16:15 PM »
 8)  right a man from penn. bought it  he got a bargen it had not been used mutch i figured 1,200 would sharpen a lot of blades   we both got a bargen ::) ::)

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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2007, 04:15:41 PM »
No Jim, you're right.... Polly just works for the government. ;)

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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2007, 12:30:18 AM »
Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that I did make it home at 12:00am. The Woodmizer was everything he said it was and more. The trip on the other hand was not as good. It has been a very long day and 924.3 miles later im at home safe. I will tell the story when I wake up.
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Re: Sawmill under 10k. What would you buy?
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2007, 12:34:23 AM »
Congrats, Farm Hand! 8) 8) 8)  Now go saw some logs.(take that however you wish. ;D )
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