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Forum topic by millrats posted 485 days ago 938 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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My step dad past away and he had this saw mill him and mom bought back in the early 90’s. I told her I would buy it from her and I would like to give her what its worth does anyone have any ideas on the price. Its in great shape and working order and has been kept under cover and hasn’t seen any rain. It is a Kasco Saw II KS-4038.
Thank You.

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#1 posted 485 days ago

pictures would help….

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#2 posted 484 days ago

these are older pictures but you can see how well its been kept

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#3 posted 484 days ago

I would recommend searching similarly sized saws in your area and making a fair judgment from there. It may be a little lower than say a Timberking or Woodmizer as they have a big name, but if it works as well there really isn’t any reason to give it away. Every place has it’s market, so pricing is tough but I’d bet a couple thou wouldn’t be out of order. My condolences on your loss, I hope you keep his mill up and running with good memories.

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#5 posted 484 days ago

Make sure you compare apples to apples….

same length… same HP motor… same fuel (diesel or gas) and same features….

I’ve tended for a 10,000 BF job on a Woodmizer (which is pretty much the gold standard) and I shopped and priced mills ~ 15 years ago…. Back then, a decked out WM, with 20 HP Ohlin motor, 20’ capacity, trailer package, hydraulic log lifter, leveler and turner, was ~$20,000

Here’s what I’m seeing in your photo’s compared to a WM…

Much lighter construction on the frame and rails…. apparently, no trailer package, and no hydraulics at all.

So I’m guessing that that saw cost ~$8 to 10,000 new.

The big question is going to be, how many hours are on the engine? The analogy I use personally is that 1 hour on a proof meter (which, depending on rpm, will take more than a 60 min. to clock) equates to about 1,000 miles on a car.

Being in good shape, 20 years later, I’d guess that fair market value could be ~$5,000… but if it’s got 8,000+ hours on the proof meter, it’s ready for an engine replacement/overhaul and that would decrease it’s value significantly.

Good luck with it…. I’ve always wanted a band saw mill. When they’re listed for sale, they don’t seem to last long.

PS… a blade sharpening set up is a very handy companion to the mill. As is a metal detecting wand.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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