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Post in 'The Gear' started by thewoodlands, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. thewoodlands

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  2. smokinj

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    I watch one at the state fair, very cool.....
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    Was that at Boonville Zap? Looks like I missed a lot of action for an Oak that didn't happen.
  4. thewoodlands

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    Yes, I caught it in action on Sunday before we left.


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  5. smokinj

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    Very cool but enough to send me to the poor house. (got one foot in there already) :lol:
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    Heard that Jay, makes a used 880 and the csm look pretty appealing.
  7. smokinj

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    Yes it does. Going to do a large shed soon with tulip and I can bust the softer woods pretty quick or at-least quick enough for my project. Oh and sell off the nice stuff. Keeps the saws turning and a small profit...
    Seems everyone looks at buying slabs in the winter, summer you cant get crap out of them.
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    But this one would handle the logs you're cutting and is very affordable. $3K on sale right now.


    http://www.woodmizer.com/us/PortableEquipment/ManualSawmills/LT10Sawmill.aspx


    Lots faster, less gas, no bar oil, and way less waste on those premium logs you are milling.
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    That is not a bad deal when you consider a good 90 cc saw is a grand plus mill attachment and speed difference. I am sure it is not as portable but speed is big. 24 inches is OK but does make limitations.
  10. MasterMech

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    So you'd still need a CS Mill to shave the bigguns down to 24". I like the "Carry-In/Out" portability of the CS Mills.
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    I hear ya....On a shoestring budget with 1 broken string. :lol: At least these 12 hr days for a while will take the edge off.If I dont keel over soon haha.Another reason I'm glad to be at least 3 yrs ahead on wood. :coolgrin:
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    Ah I am not dogging the band mill they have there place....Just not for me and a 120+cc is more like a couple grand. ;-) I seen one at the state fair that could do 28 inchs it was a demo 12K. Now if you had a 20k loader now you can compete with the local saw mills....I am not that good! :cheese:
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    No chance! Last one I done was a 36 inch bw it would have folded that mill in half. Time its all said and done 2500.00 with a new 880 and you can take it into very tight spots. I also can see the band would be the way to go for some.
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    Oh, I'm not saying the Alaska milll is a bad investment at all. Soon as I get a big saw (almost sprung for a 7900 at Boonville last week), first thing I'm gonna do is get it set up for milling. I need the big saw for other reasons, so adding the mill setup is a no brainer. Eventually, though, things get small enough to where the band mill just shines by comparison. Just knocking off the sides of a 30" log will get you down around 24". A 24" cant is a pretty good size hunk of wood. Make the cant with the chain mill and plank it on the band mill is the way I eventually want to go.
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    I've got the loader, I can get the logs, I am just not that ambitous right now. It comes in handy even with the Alaskan Sawmill as I can bring the logs where I want them and raise them up to table height to make it easy on the back.
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    Yea thats as good as it gets....

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