I am about 300 miles give or take from the border and was gonna go up that way last fall and check the units out first hand, but have been busy until a month ago with a lawsuit.... and I am not going to expand this fall [unless I a get another chance at a huge timber frame contract and am still able to get the logs for it] so until next year I spose and then i understand I might have to provide a passport..... and I have a personal problem with the part about seeking permission and having to tell the state department I am a federal subject and not that the federal government is the servant..... but that is just me..... I suppose I should just write up my own like some other folks have done and keep on traveling with my own papers..... and take it to international court if I have to.fluidp said:....
Blu3duk, The D & L Double Cut link you added, they are located about 40 miles from where I live, The put out a very nice mill, but you will pay for it.
I wonder how he gets those logs that look like they weigh 700 pounds up on the mill. I dont see a tractor, or a hoist, or even a timberjackRamblin Wreck said:I wonder where the sawdust goes on this model. Maybe the chute takes it over the half/knee wall?
I do see some skid ramps and a chain hoist. If you have enough "gumption", you could manhandle logs into place with some cant hooks...but I'd stand to the side in case of a slip!michiganfarmer said:I wonder how he gets those logs that look like they weigh 700 pounds up on the mill. I dont see a tractor, or a hoist, or even a timberjack
As far as the chain I use, it is a chisel tooth, skip tooth that I sharpen straight accross, . I take the rakers down so I have about 0.025" cut. It ripps through boards pretty good.MELOC said:do you have a rip cut blade on that chainsaw, or are the teeth filed square? i have seen chain for specifically for milling.
The sawyers will chime in here with real world experience, but quality blades cost much more than 20 bucks. As well, a blade can be sharpened a few times before being too worn down. Doesn't take long to see the value in a sharpening system.MELOC said:just out of curiosity and since this thread draws the milling crowd...when i was pricing bandsaw mills, the catalog listed replacement blades for about $20. they also sold a tool to sharpen those blades for well over $100. ummm...i think i would just pop in a new blade. what do you all think?