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Woodland MIlls
« on: April 04, 2020, 01:15:11 PM »
Hello Everyone, 
So Ive decided this is the mill I want to pull the trigger on and purchase,
 HM130MAX Sawmill. 

My Question is for Owners of Woodland Mills saws, 

Would you own another one?  If so why?   or if not why not??  

I have read in the forums that the help desk is excellent and the support is that way also. 

Looking to purchase it in the next few days. 

Any HELP is appreciated. 

Thanks !!
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Re: Woodland MIlls
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 01:34:32 PM »
I dont have one BUT I have 2 local friends that own that exact mill, both purchased about 2 years ago. I spent about 2 days with each of them "teaching" them the ins and outs of milling and a I get regular calls when they run into an issue. Ones a Farm kid that is good with equipment and the other a young dentist that is a fast study and getting real good with his little mill.

Woodlands builds a great little mill! One of them runs side by side with an LT15 and there isn't much difference cept for color.

I would recommend at least 1 extension. 10 foot logs get too short for a lot of projects real fast. You want to be able to easily handle up to 16 foot logs and 1 extension gives 16'10" cut length.

Consider location of dealer support. Wood land has a good reputation BUT if your nearest dealer is in Canada you may want to rethink your purchase. IF you do rethink it, then you want to take hard look at the Orange paint. You dont want to be more than over night from parts.  
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Re: Woodland MIlls
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 08:42:04 PM »
Welcome to ForestryForum.

I have a HM130--- don't know about the MAX.

I have a 1000 acre log lease and mill a lot of timber for furniture through the year. The 130 is a darn good machine with good support. Up grades are easy to attach. I have a power feed that doubles my production. Soon as things warm up here and the snow stops come'in down, I'll install a power clamp and log turner. Not much different from a smaller mizer other than the extra cash for the orange paint.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 08:55:52 AM »
I have the HM126, not the 130.  Very happy with it.   I still think it was a good value and I'm glad I have it.  The HM130 max would be an all-around upgrade and they've made a lot of improvements since I bought mine.  They were nice enough to send me free upgrades during the warranty period.  The few issues I had that required factory parts were overnighted to me with no hassles, sometimes when I didn't even need them right away.  Very few issues, mainly a clutch and a dog that was welded out of line. All of the consumables like belts and bearings are stock parts that are available locally.

Good luck with your sawmill journey.  It's a very exciting and enjoyable trip.

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
Dealer support can be important. I have a Thomas. I only contact them for blades. I had to buy one guide wheel too. Just like I have a OWB, Heatmor. I can count the times on one hand, I had to call him with questions. I could do it with 3 fingers, I think. Yes, I bought blowers motors and gaskets for the motors. But just saying, if these two dealers was not close by, it would not matter. Not much can go wrong with a manual mill.
Chainsaws and tractors I use a lot. I want them close by.  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 11:11:07 AM »
Thanks for all the comments, HM 130 max is ordered and I await the delivery.  I will  add photos of assembly and first cuts as they become available. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 06:04:02 PM »
Ive been doing a lot of lurking and reading, and also have decided to purchase a HM130MAX. Seems like a solid machine. Good luck on your future sawing adventures. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 09:47:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum! And good luck with your sawing adventures... 8)
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2020, 06:48:26 AM »
MDean, welcome to the forum.
What's the plan for the lumber?
Get yourself a Logrite cantdog or a peavey to help turn them logs. Sponsor on the left, nice people, made in the USA. logrite_cool
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 12:23:30 PM »
Thanks Cfarm. First project is to build a pole barn to house mill and such. After that who knows, I have some cedar logs I cut couple years ago that need to find a project. Im just soaking up as much info as I can, but Ive always been one for hands on learning. 

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 10:01:23 PM »
Saber and MDean ,Welcome to the fun !! Congradulations on the new mill.

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 03:19:26 PM »
So I am brand new to the forum (first forum ever actually) and awaiting my 130max to show up early July they said. Have you gotten yours up and running? How do you like it? Any tips/tricks? 

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 07:40:33 PM »
Welcome to the F.F. you guys I have a 2013 126 have it set up to cut 21 feet on a trailer its great mill thinking of selling it to get the 130 the last big log was a chore on the 126



 

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »
I received mine a couple days ago. Started assembly and there were 2 gussets missing. Awaiting their arrival to continue. Just make sure you have an area big enough to lay things out. Good luck!!!

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 08:38:01 PM »
Why have you decided to pull the trigger on the Woodland Mills over the EZ Boardwalk?  I'm curious because I thought the Woodland Mills would be they way to go but have since changed my mind.  Seems like the EZ is better in most ways and an added plus that it's manufactured in the US. The EZ is a little more expensive, but not buy much all things considered.  


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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 09:02:22 PM »
Why have you decided to pull the trigger on the Woodland Mills over the EZ Boardwalk?  I'm curious because I thought the Woodland Mills would be they way to go but have since changed my mind.  Seems like the EZ is better in most ways and an added plus that it's manufactured in the US. The EZ is a little more expensive, but not buy much all things considered.  
I really went back and forth between the HM130MAX and EZB40. I really liked the bigger engine, made in USA, and preassembled that the EZB40 offered. But for me I liked the trailer option better on the Hm130, loading ramps, winch, toe boards and such. All these things were available or could be fabricated for the Ez40, but I was about $2k higher on EZ without toeboard, ramps, spare part kit, and extra clamp. And after thinking about it, I really dont want to mess with a 40 log being a solo act on a manual mill. And the Ez only has a 4 wider max cut, if I recall correctly. 

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2020, 09:24:09 PM »
Ryanbates, welcome to the forum.
This is a nice forum, not like some that swearing and picking on others is ok.   ::)
What's the plan for the lumber?
You will need a cantdog or a peavey, to turn the logs. Get a Logrite,  logrite_cool sponsor on the left, nice people. Made in the USA, get some Blue Creeper too. Website has all the info.  
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2020, 08:30:44 PM »
I have a cantdog coming from woodland with the mill. I make furniture for a living, mostly slab work now, and live on 1000 acres in the land of 100 pines. Also, plan on moving building our big house in the next couple of years and my parents will start building their house this fall. So the 130max should get plenty of work.

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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2020, 04:54:25 PM »
I have the hm126 and love it. No regrets at all. I got 1 track extension and built a second for a 21ft log. You will want a loading rack to make loading logs easier.
For a hobby mill mine was worth every penny.


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