woodmizer bandsaw sawmills

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by kqh, May 3, 2004.

  1. kqh

    kqh Guest

    Hello, I'm new. I'd like to ask if anyone has a woodmizer sawmill that they use for their primary income. If so, what size mill do you think is the minimum. Any other pointers?
     
  2. bumpus

    bumpus Well-Known Member

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    This is Woodmizers tool free #

    Toll Free in U.S. • 1.800.553.0182


    This is their web site with some good info:

    http://www.woodmizer.com/welcome.html

    Call them they can answer a lot of your questions they have a movie and a job work sheet that can give you an idea of the out put and profit wok sheet that helps a lot.

    They can even give you names of people who own the saws that you can go and talk to who work them for hobby and full time work.
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  3. scorpian5

    scorpian5 Well-Known Member

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    We have a guy come and saw for us about every five years and he has a wood mizer. I cant remember the model but it one of the bigger ones with hydraulic everything and he says he would not use one for a buisnes without the hydraulics SOme sawers charge by the board foot but this guy charges by the machine hour we saw for two days and it costs around $500 for a large pile of 1 inch hardwoods and a even larger pile of 2 inch softwoods. I have looked into buying one myself but i would go through a bank with a loan if you need to the sawmill companys charge pretty high intrest on there payments. You have to do a lot of sawing to even make the payments on the saws plus a truck or somthing to pull them and gas and maintaining them. I think you can buy the smallest basci unit for around $5000 but they take more work but should get the same smooth lumber it just will take more work.
     
  4. kqh

    kqh Guest

    Thank you for your information.