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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2015, 09:33:50 PM »
Which translates two ways...

1. I can't figure out how to do it

or most likely
2. I totally DO NOT respect the rules for sharing photos here and the rules pertaining to that, so choose not to

Either way, okay by me, but the answer to beenthere is pure bull puckey.
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« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2015, 11:37:56 PM »
I can't because of the way I do things & the rules on here but when I get a picture taken I'll PM you a link.

That's fine, just PM me. 
 I don't get the rules thing I keep seeing, the way I read them the rules didn't come across in a way where you can't post pics of your setup that you modified?  Maybe I just didn't understand them, lol
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2015, 05:48:25 AM »
I too own the Woodland. There customer service I great. The mill was been doing great in a small scale sawing business for about 8 months now. I saw on weekend and some evenings as this is a new business not even one. The lumber coming off the mill is great if you do 3 things keep a sharp and well set blade on the mill (do not think about just one more log change it ) , lots of tension on the blade (35 ftlbs on the nut with a torque wrench it will be more then you think) and last but not least speed the old saying speed kills with the smaller mills this is so true. Welcome to the group and get sawing any mill is a good mill.

PS the engine on the woodland is a great little engine and there is a lot of you extra cost plus the changes in the dogging and crank systems make it great.

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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 07:21:47 AM »
Jeff, I really don't understand how you interrupt it that way. You have rules to your forum. It is your house & I respect that. I never asked you to allow me to do something different or expect you to.

My answer to beenthere at first was just "Yes I do" but I was concerned that short response would be taken wrong. I'm not sure why he asked it to start with since I never said anything negative. I was only responding to a request that I wouldn't be doing.

As far as pictures go. I've explained before. First I don't take many pictures but those that I do are backed up to my cloud & only when I'm connected to WiFi & they take forever because of the speed of my connection. When I'm on cellular data I'm limited to 1.5GB between my wife & I for the month. That isn't very much & is hard to stay under that limit.

Sorry that my choice not to upload pictures to your server offends you. It just isn't efficient for me. I do really enjoy this from & while I don't have much experience I enjoy offering what knowledge I do have. However if you don't want me to I'll remain silent.
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« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 08:20:53 AM »
thanks for the advice sawmilljoe, believe it or not, I will definitely remember it!

kingmt, you know better than I that this forum is a great and respectful place so don't take stuff too offensively bc I'm sure it isn't meant in a harmful manner.
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2015, 08:42:35 AM »
Kingmt, BS!! on  THREE recent and separate occasions you have brought up that you don't post photos due to our rules. The first time you felt the need to butt in where someone else was having an issue to proclaim this. I'm not offended about your not wanting to share photos. I could care less if I ever see one of your photos. What pisses me off is that if you don't want to share photos under our rules, just don't and shut up about it.
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Well I don't BS. I try to be quite respectful about things even when I feel others are not.
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« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2015, 12:18:54 PM »
I recall reading this quote somewhere...   ;)

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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2015, 12:27:40 PM »
I take it you've checked up on me to see if I'm a trouble maker. 😉 I do the same thing with people to get a better feel for who I'm talking to at times. You can also find me at androidarea51.com along with a few other sites.

I wanted to add some info on the bearings. The track rollers use 6004RS. I believe if you pop the seals & add grease you won't have any problems out of them. Time will tell.

I use mostly water to lube the blade so if your using something else you might not see the same problems with them.
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2015, 06:23:30 PM »
an order I placed for guide bearings. Their mistake put the mill out of service for 3 weeks. The bearings are supposed to come in tomorrow!

These bearings are easy to find locally or from a domestic source.  The WM service is great, but they have to ship parts from Canada so it makes it a little more involve, expensive and slower.  All of the bearings are pretty common, especially the guide bearings.  I bought 10 the other day for $15, not that I go through that many.  Drive belt also.  Better to get locally or domestic at least just because of the shipping.  (I hope that's OK with Neil.)

When I did need a couple of little things replaced that were not made quite right they got them out right away with no fuss.  Great service.
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2015, 08:55:14 AM »
I realize I'm reviving an old thread from the dead but I'm now in the same situation as shaggy. Instead of making a brand new thread about the same thing I was actually wanting to get with the guys close to me(shaggy and pidaster) and see if I can check out their mills. What say you gentlemen?

You're more than welcome to come put your eyes on the mill. I may not have anything to run through it at the time but at least you could see what it looks like in person. There were a few things about the mill that needed some attention but for $1600 I'm perfectly happy. If I had access to a Woodland Mill then I could honestly tell you if it's worth it or not. Since I only saw maybe once a month, this will do. Maybe one day when I'm able to saw more and can justify the cost, I'll get a Woodmizer.

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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2015, 11:54:57 AM »
I'd love to come by today even though I know is short notice. If not today, maybe tomorrow?
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« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2015, 03:46:57 PM »
It was great getting to meet you pidaster. I gained a good bit of knowledge about the mill just from seeing yours today.  Thanks again. 
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2015, 04:18:46 PM »
I have a harbor freight mill and love it. I just wish my health would let me use it more.

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« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2015, 08:19:49 AM »
It was great getting to meet you pidaster. I gained a good bit of knowledge about the mill just from seeing yours today.  Thanks again.
Ditto on the meeting. If you have any questions or need some pictures, just let me know.

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« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2015, 08:41:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum seadawg ! A couple of us live very close to Bainbridge .
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« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2015, 12:13:21 AM »
For you guys with the HF mill, have you given thought to upgrading to the 13hp engine at HF? I was in the store tonight shopping for some woodworking items and I walked over and eyeballed the two engines (the 301cc and 420cc) side by side and they look identical with the exception of the 420cc having a key start. It would stand to reason that it would be a direct replacement upgrade for us and at $359 I'm considering it. What are ya'lls thoughts on it?
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Re: Woodland HM 126 vs Harbor Freight sawmill
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2015, 12:17:30 PM »
Are they the same shaft sizes as the motor that comes on it? If not you will have to change clutches.
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« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2015, 10:44:49 AM »
I haven't checked out full specs yet to find out but I'm about to go to the site and find out bc I got an email that the engine I want is on sale for 299 which is hard to pass up. 
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« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2015, 01:00:17 PM »
PTO shaft diameter, length, height, keyway on the two engines are both the exact same, however, the difference is the shaft end tapped which on the 420cc it's 3/8" 24UNF and on 301cc it's 7/16" 20UNF.
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