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help identifying old sawmill
« on: February 07, 2020, 09:17:21 AM »
well I'm new here. I need a little help identifying this old mill I bought last week and if at all possible can I make it cut logs again. ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 10:14:17 AM »
Welcome to the Forum. I don't think that's a mill, maybe a buzz saw or part of an old edger?
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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 10:19:10 AM »
Looks like a old buzz rig

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 10:49:05 AM »
This looks like a 1920's version of a wood splitter! I would put it together paint it red and green and display or sell on facebook marketplace.
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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 11:10:46 AM »
Yup, buzz rig. Not a mill.
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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 11:24:32 AM »
   I saw a lot of similar looking rigs used in Norway with a tractor PTO for power to cut firewood which was usually 4-6 inch diameter birch. They would drag long poles to a landing, have several roller tables set up and cut to about 12" lengths with the saw. They all looked awful dangerous to me. Neat find though.
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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 11:39:55 AM »
A piece of machinery for junking firewood. The table is missing from it. Basically a big chop saw for firewood.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2020, 11:42:16 AM »
That looks to have a lot of pieces missing.There are more modern ones available but all are inherently dangerous.
The castings are nice.I would be inclined to clean them up,paint them and make a table.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 12:35:54 PM »
Quite substantial for a buzz saw. Those cast iron legs makes it look like a piece of mill machinery that could be a buzz saw with sliding table. If it took 2 saws it would have been a double end trimmer for big stuff.

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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 06:15:45 PM »
Welcome to the forum!! Sorry for your disappointing news.

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Re: help identifying old sawmill
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 08:47:00 AM »
well that's definitely disappointing but is it possible to change the orientation of the blade to RIP. I have alot of spare steel laying around and free time. can this blade RIP instead of doing a crosscut?

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 08:56:05 AM »
No. Definitely not.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2020, 09:55:05 AM »
When complete, way too dangerous to let the kids use.  How much for the dog?

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2020, 08:28:37 PM »
My first 'sawmill' was my grandfathers buzz saw with a rip blade and a plywood table. This was belted to a john deere 60. Used it to split rails, no carriage. Next I got a Bellsaw, almost as bad. Anyhow don't bother.


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