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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 11:53:29 PM »
My 42” Burg uses track that 62” to the out side. The bottom of the L goes to the inside of the track. At least that is how it is done on mine. You may want to ask Burg to make sure that it hasn’t changed.

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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 12:49:36 AM »
thank you, maybe I will give burg a call to be sure before I start.

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 07:56:54 PM »
You have to assemble the track. Comes in two parts. A big box with the saw head, bunkers, dogs etc. The angle iron track is separate. The saw head also needs some assembly. Not bad.

The manual clutch works OK but this spring I was thinking of trying a centrifugal clutch. I would still keep the manual clutch for a back up or if I was going electric. Start with the manual first. Slowly engage it a an idle. Keep an eye on belt tension so that the clutch works right but the belts don't slip. I hot glued a file handle on to the stock clutch handle.

Align it per the instruction.


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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2010, 11:55:38 AM »
Thanks Jeff, great info, I think I will go with the centrifical clutch right away. seems kind of a pain to have to throttle back and manually stop  the saw when just using the throttle would do. Just wish I had ordered sooner as the weather is terrible now,could be getting everything ready before spring when I could use it instead of watching blowing snow/

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2010, 02:12:48 PM »
Throttle an manual clutch is really no problem.I have my garden tractor style throttle mounted on clutch lever, I can do them both at once. It does have some advantages ie my engine seems to start better with some throttle ,blade doesnt engage etc.
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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2010, 05:07:36 PM »
I agree that the manual clutch isn't all bad. Pros and cons to both. If I do add a centrifugal clutch it's nice to know that I can still finish the day out with the manual.


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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 08:52:24 PM »
Throttle an manual clutch is really no problem.I have my garden tractor style throttle mounted on clutch lever, I can do them both at once. It does have some advantages ie my engine seems to start better with some throttle ,blade doesnt engage etc.
I don't think it will be a problem just more conveniant, and you make a good point about starting the engine, never thought of that. And as Jeff says you can have the best of both worlds.

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2010, 05:06:47 PM »
Your building the frame/trailer so I thought I would mention that the Burg heads are just the ticket for edging your hog dressed lumber BUT they are not made to turn a log against. I welded a pocket on the frame of my trailer so that a 2x4 could be slid in there. The 2x4 is what I turn the log against.

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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2010, 11:43:27 PM »
thats a good idea also, sorry I didn't get to respond sooner I was in Alberta for a while. Did you just use one? Could one make something that can be raised and lowered instead?

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2010, 10:31:40 PM »
I use two for turning the log. Sure, you could design it how ever you need. I still used the bunkers from my homemade rig plus the Burgs so space was a bit of a problem.


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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2010, 10:38:19 PM »
jeff, I was going to ask you also is there different blades for sawing different types of wood, when I purchased the saw it came with one blade so I ordered 6 more of the same. As I am only cutting spruce is this the best blade for the job?

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2010, 09:34:52 PM »
I think it comes with a 3/4 spacing. I also use the 7/8 spacing. They seem close but I might pick the 7/8.


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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2010, 11:10:14 PM »
I stopped and talked with a burg owner today, he had a beautiful pacific yew log on it that he was setting up to mill. I will be by there again in the tomorrow as I have my mill set up over on the coast now. He seems to be real happy with his mill and had it set up on a concrete slab.
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« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2010, 11:58:45 PM »
I stopped and talked with a burg owner today, he had a beautiful pacific yew log on it that he was setting up to mill. I will be by there again in the tomorrow as I have my mill set up over on the coast now. He seems to be real happy with his mill and had it set up on a concrete slab.
   If you go there again could you measure the distance between the two tracks. Woodbe says his is 62" wide, I phoned burg's and they are so busy I got his voicemail. He called  back the next day  and my wife took the call and understood 52" .So now before I start my trailer I want to be sure and the one I purchased is a 42" model

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2010, 09:33:05 PM »
He was not around today when I went thru, course it was pouring down rain and I had soaked thru, but I will be past there again tomorrow. Been milling Myrtle wood all day, after a while that stuff will make you light headed. Are you wanting outside measurement?
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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2010, 06:31:14 PM »
My 42" Burg has a 52" track.


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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2010, 06:30:24 PM »
My 42" Burg has a 52" track.


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« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2010, 08:04:33 PM »
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Never argue with the boss ! ! !


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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2021, 12:53:41 PM »
Schlep, HOW do you like your Burg mill? I am considering it and wanted your input now that you have had it awhile! (seeing your 2010 post!)
Thanks

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum,  Schlep hasn't  been  on the forum for a couple years so it might be a while before he answers. 
So what interests  you  about a Burg mill?
What are your plans for the pile of wood you will saw?


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