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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2004, 09:16:14 PM »
WHen I first started sawing portable it was a problem...but I quickly learned a system. I have a tool box on my truck ( typical style for PU trucks) which by the way was donated by DELTA/SEARS...I keep tools...chainsaws....lube...etc etc in it constantly.....our generator is chained to the truck so it stays in the truck...the only thing I have to " load" is extra water jugs and gas for the mill...chainsaws...gen...and sawhorses and extra blades. I always have thos items set and ready to load in the morning. I ALWAYS have bottled water for us...and most of the time we carry a small camp stove and take a noon break to cook up some the winter theres nothing quite like a bowl of hot soup and coffee...I think thats my dads favorite he's the desiginated cook....which is fine with probably burn it  :DI ALWAYS relieve the blade tension at the end of the day. Ill try to find the link but I read an article pertaining just to that subject and it explained why its a good idea. In the warmer mnths I use water /dish soap and my blades typically get a slight rust but that quickly disappears once it commences to cuttin again.

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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2004, 08:44:11 AM »
My mill is stationary.  It is also a two hour drive from my house.  I ALWAYS need some little widget that is at the house when I am at the mill or vise versa.

I will leave tension on the blade over night with no adverse problems noted as yet.  I do my best NOT to leave the tension on if I'm not coming back the next day.

I run water and dishsoap as a coolant and all the blades have rusted.

Good luck!

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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2004, 10:49:58 AM »
my mill stays set up right next to the barn
If someone wants there logs cut its a hell of alot cheaper to pay a trucker to bring them to the mill then for me to move..
I charge $ 50.00 an hour to move and return and .30 a bfd to an 8 hour day they save $ 400.  I can have 4000 Bfd... trucked in for $150.. only had one job off the farm since I bought the mill !! 8)

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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2004, 04:17:02 PM »
I did not realize that my wife had snapped this picture.  

This was taken during our winter thaw right after Christmas.  The log I am sawing is a 51" (butt end) Tulip Poplar.  Our own Forestry Forum Timber Framer Jim Rogers got me the job (thanks Jim!!).

Anyhow, to the thread, this is the trailer that I mentioned in my earlier post, to all of you swing bladers.  I have the vinyl letters cut to put on for advertising, but I have not got it done yet!!! Everything is locked and secure, or so I thought.  This was taken the day I realized that I had been violated and 2 Stihl saws stolen, the trailer was broken into by cutting off the padlock.  The Husky on the ground belonged to the customer.

Anyhow, we are resolving those padlock issues currently while the weather is cold and the jobs are sparse.

Stay warm!!!


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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2004, 04:50:35 PM »
I would call that a whack o log. :D
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Re: Question for portable sawyers
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2004, 05:19:00 PM »
Hey Atlast, why do you take a generator with you?
Mobile Demension sawmill, Bobcat 873 loader, 3 dry kilns and a long "to do" list.

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