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Offline MobileSawmillNJ

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Re: Bandsaw mill "must have/highly desired" features
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2014, 05:40:01 AM »
Totally agree with RedBeard - but I guess it really depends on what type of work you are doing.  A good portion of the work we do is with either large, live-edge slabs, or 6x6 beams for cribbing.  When we do on-site work for a client, it runs the gamut, based on their particular goals. 

One tip that I found helps A LOT is to have a spotter (usually me) on the far side of the mill giving hand signals to the skid steer operator.  When I am operator, I go it alone, but whenever a helper is at the helm of the forks, I spot and direct.  So far no major foul-ups, and I've actually gotten pretty good at 'rolling' big logs onto the deck without disturbing the mill. 

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Re: Bandsaw mill "must have/highly desired" features
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2014, 08:33:58 AM »
One of the advantages of the dimension style mill is the fact you don't
have to move the log/cant repeatedly.  All of the Dimension style mills are
 portable, built on an end stand system and return cut material.

Of-course no mill is 100%,  depends on what you want to do.
Big wood is flat heavy (so is Hickory in any size :D),
the more power, hydraulics and roller-tables the better... to a point
at which your not really "portable" any more

search the web a bit,  lots of info out there for these types of mills
Best DGDrls

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