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« on: July 05, 2013, 12:12:58 PM »
Don't know if this has come up before, but figured out a good way to get rid of the sawdust from off mill after sawing with a leaf blower. Beats dragging compressor hose around and is a lot more portable.

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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 12:24:06 PM »
I've read a few other use one, seems to work well, don't have one, I just use a brush and broom,  sounds like you got the loader working, glad to hear!  david
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 03:05:51 PM »
Don't know if this has come up before, but figured out a good way to get rid of the sawdust from off mill after sawing with a leaf blower. Beats dragging compressor hose around and is a lot more portable.

They work great IMHO.   I am not real experienced with band mills and maybe I am not familiar with an easier way to clean up, but I certainly can not think of one.   
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 05:07:34 PM »
If you sticker your lumber stack, when the sawdust dries just use the blower on it. You will be surprised how much sawdust you missed.
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 05:10:46 PM »
     A leaf blower lives on my truck whenever I do a mobile job.  I wouldn't be without it.  And as mentioned, it works well for lumber stacks too 8)
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 06:41:29 PM »
Leaf blowers have been discussed here a few times, and most seem to be in favor of them.

I have used a leaf blower on my mill since the first year I had the mill.

I can clean off my mill in less than 5 minutes, and more thoroughly too.

Also, as one of the posters on previous discussion mentioned and I for one use it quite often, is the fact that the leaf blower will speed up the cooling down of the engine and the muffler/s so the cover can be put on sooner.

Wouldn't be without mine, it's a Stihl BG55.
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 08:18:26 PM »
I don't have one for my mill, but I've used them for farm equipment in the past and you just cant beat them.

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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 08:26:33 PM »
I have a small big box store handheld, plus a Stihl BR600 for when I need to move piles of wet chips, rocks, small logs.   :D

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 09:42:18 PM »
I just might get me one of them. Helps out of brush fires too.
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 08:02:28 AM »
I also use the Stihl BG55.  It only takes about 2 minutes to give the mill a thorough cleaning.  I was going to buy a larger model but luckily was talked out of it at the local Stihl dealer.  It is light-weight and easy to handle.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
I don't have one :(
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Re: leaf blower
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 07:03:00 PM »
Blowers are pretty handy for a lot of things .I have four myself .two Stihls  BG 85 and back pack BR 400.

For about 35 bucks and change you can buy a deal where you can blow the eave spouting clear of leaves without resorting to using a ladder.Do the whole house in about 10-15 minutes or less from the ground .

The BR 400 will blow about 18 inchs of snow and makes a dandy garage floor sweeper.Just about like a mini tornado .


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