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Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 685 days ago 633 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Monte Pittman

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I am looking for a decent bandsaw mill that’s fairly economical to get started with. Lower mid-size maybe. What’s everyone’s recommendations?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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#1 posted 685 days ago

Whatever you get expect to change the engine. Mine (Amish made “log rise”) came with a 25h honda gas engine. Now it has a 40h izuzu diesel….. much stronger!!! & after owning my stationary mill, I would recommend a mobile mill. But that will cost more. I also have a forklift I picked up for 1500. I messed up & got the one with solid tires & it rips up my asphalt on hot days, & gets stuck at the drip of a hat.. If you get a forklift get the one with air tires. Those are about double the cost of the solid tire ones.
Are you thinking new or used? I buy my blades from (google) “Cooks saw shop by mail”. They also sell their own brand of mill.
Norwood & Hud-son are the cheapest. used may be the way to go. google used sawmill & keep an eye on ebay & craigslist. Good luck!

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