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Re: Saw Mills
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2020, 02:24:39 AM »

Fair enough, I don't think it would be the right mill for you either. Chainsaw slabbers come into their own on the really BIG logs. A band mill that can handle a 5 ft dia log is neither cheap nor portable.  If you are looking at slabbing logs under 28". then a bandsaw makes sense. And if you primarily want to cut slabs, then you probably don't NEED the power options, as long as you have some way to move logs and slabs, like a tractor / forklift etc. 
I do agree that mesquite, being one of the harder woods, you want a bit more power, and blade selection is important. 
Weekend warrior, Peterson JP test pilot, Dolmar 7900 and Stihl MS310 saws and  the usual collection of power tools :)

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