Harbor Freight Sawmill .....set up & first impressions

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Bushradical

Bushradical

Yıl önce

The Harbor freight Sawmill is probably the cheapest mill money can buy, but is it worth it? How complicated is it to set up and does it cut well? Is it build with heavy duty use in mind or is it junk? Like all things sold at Harbor Freight, there is always the question, " is it worth the money", or "should I spend a little more and get an item from a name brand that I "know" will be quality. Here are my thoughts on this sawmill. Dave Whipple

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Todd Skilton
Todd Skilton Yıl önce
Thank you so much for sharing this. My wife and I purchased 3 acres in Tennessee to begin the chapter of our lives. We were able to get the land for$8000.00 , the catch being that there were 500 lob lollie pines on the property planted for harvest.The local paper plant closed and the pile of trees we have is 60 ft long and 20ft high. I cleared the land myself with a single chain saw and a locally rented mini excavator with a thumb.We are homesteading the property like many of your videos and that's about the price range for a mill I can afford. This was most helpful keep the videos coming my man!
Martin McLean
Martin McLean 25 gün önce
I bought 5 acres of Bowater land in Meigs county near the plant.
Shaun Lagueux
Shaun Lagueux Aylar önce
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Alberto Ramos
Alberto Ramos 3 aylar önce
Awesome!!! 8k for 3 ac I give you 16k for that. Serious … bless you and your wife Mr.
Thunder Valley
Thunder Valley Yıl önce
Great review. Just one side note, in case you need it. Bearings are stamped with numbers depicting their specifications. You can get an exact match. In case the numbers aren’t there, take the bearing to a place that specifically sells bearings. They aren’t near as pricey as the equipment manufacturer would have you believe. I have moved from one end of the country to the other, and have always found a bearing supplier within a reasonable distance. Bearings are everywhere, we use them everyday, and I have yet to find a bearing I needed which wasn’t readily available, no matter it’s application.
Lonnie Porter
Lonnie Porter Aylar önce
I've found NAPA and other parts houses great sources for bearings. If they didn't have it on hand, they could get it quick!
Diogenese Garden
Diogenese Garden 10 aylar önce
Nice video, i have a small chainsaw mill that I use for cutting up the occasional logs that cross my path, but the larger chainsaw mills could be a good option for cutting and recovering those bigger logs in situ, without the need for heavy extraction equipment. That being said, the Harbour Freight mill looks like a great option for a homesteader or landowner who does a bit of milling now and then. No frills means less to go wrong. It’s a pity we don’t have an equivalent machine available in the UK, at least to my knowledge.
Ricky Bobby
Ricky Bobby Yıl önce
Thanks for the video. I've been looking for a decent basic mill to cur boards, 2x4, 2x6, and such. This will definitely have to been among the first purchases I make once I get a piece of land. I plan to set mine permanently on a concrete slap so I can build around it in the event it rains. I like your videos. Keep up the great work.
nykos
nykos 11 aylar önce
The issue I had with the track connection segment was that each side had different dimensions of where the bolt holes were. Even with shims coming out of alignment would be enviable. I ended up cutting the center braces out, bought some angle, and fabed my own tracks and that made a world of difference on how precise the lumber cuts were.
Joe
Joe 10 aylar önce
This by far is the best video on setting up and using a bandsaw mill. Very impressed in the details of preparing the site, and the changes you had to make to fine tune it to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing!!!
Roberto Gomez
Roberto Gomez Yıl önce
You are a man of great patience and skills, Dave. Glad you were able to make the machine work well. HFT should send you a check for finding the flaws and improving the product. Nice work Dave.
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Repent to Jesus Christ “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ O
lydia Anderson
lydia Anderson Yıl önce
@Hello Roberto how are you doing?
cillaloves2fish
cillaloves2fish Yıl önce
Hi Dave! I like watching how you're able to modify machinery to make it work better and get the job done... Thanks for showing your upgrades!
Steven Brown
Steven Brown Yıl önce
Thanks Dave! Another quality view! I spent a couple years working in a saw mill part time, but that was a different style (circular blade) with lots of hydraulics for log handling, etc. Sawmills are just great places, the smell of the fresh cut lumber, the fresh air. Thanks again!
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
Thanks Steven
Brandon Allan
Brandon Allan Yıl önce
Haha, that's a funny video Dave, but also great job as usual! I think that was a very wise investment, given the price of lumber and the access you have to timber on your property. I've seen those predator motors at horrible freight and thought they'd be great for building a go-kart, especially given the cost!
gonzo outthere
gonzo outthere Yıl önce
That was a really well done review. Excellent video of the machine cutting, easy to follow descriptions and personal thoughts.
Surfinturfer
Surfinturfer Yıl önce
Cool site, brother. Thanks for the detailed review. You focus on the important points and actually answered questions that would have been asked. Thanks, man. Oh, hey, if you are looking for "true level" recommend buying and using a digital box level, if you don't have one. Accurate to one tenth of a degree. I use it for building furniture.
The Saw Dust Dude
The Saw Dust Dude Yıl önce
Great information! I've been looking at mills but couldn't justify the money just because I don't or won't use it that often. This seems to be the way to go! Thanks again!
Chuck Davis
Chuck Davis Yıl önce
I enjoyed the video. We cut trees, (yellow pine and cedar) and had them milled to build our home. At one time we had 7000 board feet air stacked in my pole barn for 3 years before we started building. Good luck with your mill.
lydia Anderson
lydia Anderson Yıl önce
@Hello C Davis how are you doing?
Louie Davis
Louie Davis Yıl önce
You do a good job on reviewing things, you provide honest commentary and I really am interested in the harbor freight items you reviewed. May God bless you with much success. You "doing"are a blessing to us that can't do. Keep up the good work.
Adam K
Adam K Yıl önce
Wow! Love how it runs and sounds! Sign me up in a class to set up, use, and maintain this mill, especially if you teach it. : ) Thank you for a comprehensive, fair review. PS: what's this unit's Model #?
David Bennett
David Bennett Yıl önce
Great Review. Thanks. I've been buying equipment from Harbor Freight for years. I got used to "fixing" manufacturing glitches" years ago. It's still worth the effort.
J D
J D 8 aylar önce
You really make some quality content, Dave. Thanks as always.
Regan Lipinski
Regan Lipinski Yıl önce
I've had mine for Almost 6 years now. It runs pretty much weekly and it's been outstanding and has saved me an incredible amount of money. I poured a slab for mine to rest on. The only advice I have is to keep it level.
Regan Lipinski
Regan Lipinski Aylar önce
@chrimony I’m not a carpenter by trade, but I do it as a hobby. We have used it to build decks, fences, sheds, out buildings, walk ways, shelves, built ins, flooring, some furniture etc. We have a small micro farm and use it for just about all of our lumber needs. Some projects get used green, like just about anything outside. Anything that’s going to be used inside gets air dried.
chrimony
chrimony Aylar önce
Weekly? Are you a carpenter? What do you do with all that lumber? Also, do you dry your wood? Just curious.
Hugeroost
Hugeroost 2 aylar önce
@Regan Lipinski cool man thats good to know
Regan Lipinski
Regan Lipinski 2 aylar önce
@Hugeroost They have been out for over a decade. Mine was delivered April 12, 2015. And I first used it spring of 2016. (Took a year to finish building the house) It sits in the same spot today and just used it yesterday to mill some Beech.
Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson 6 saatler önce
Awesome review and love to see your problem-solving with the belt replacement! Inspiring Work! Thanks for posting, cheers!
Fredrik Larsson
Fredrik Larsson Yıl önce
Well, it does the job! Very handy to have around and you can carve out a board of what usually would become firewood. Living out in the bush, you don't want to have to go to the lumberyard in town when you build things. It's good enough precision as long as it doesn't give you a 6x2 in one end which is 7x1 in the other... It's absolutely worth every penny and it will soon enough have paid you back the investment. What people tend to forget is the cost in time, fuel and bother when you have to drive to town for every little thing, especially if you live fifty miles from it! I have used all sorts of cheap gear of every kind, and they usually work just fine if you need it now and then and more for not getting stuck in the process than having the perfect result. I would be perfectly happy with such a little mill.
NM Blevins
NM Blevins 8 aylar önce
Those predator engines are great, I have that same engine on my wood splitter, never had any problems, it doesn't matter if it hasn't been started in, 2weeks, or 6 months, 2 pulls and it fires right up, I was hoping to see how you cut that big log on there, I have a woodmizer on order, that can handle 28" diameter log,but I got a poplar log that's 40" dia ,I guess I will have to whittle it down a little, lol
Tony Halford
Tony Halford 11 aylar önce
Wow! Thank you for such a great, motivational video. Great instructions too. Anyone with some passion and patients can do this after watching you.
Marcell G
Marcell G Yıl önce
Awesome video man. I’m trying to get motivated to build a cabin with my brother in law. Watching your videos has helps me. Keep it up! 👍🏼
Death Song
Death Song 11 aylar önce
Awesome video! I want a saw mill so bad. This one seems great. I really like the simpler machines.
Douglas Zimmerman
Douglas Zimmerman 21 gün önce
Thank you for sharing your video , I really appreciate the way you talk about the pros & cons of the unit & all the modifications were really great too , I didn't know that harbor freight sold those mills , so I'll be seeing if I can get one around my area !
Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer Yıl önce
I loved this! Your explanation is spot on! Thanks for sharing the ups and downs!
Liz Dg
Liz Dg Yıl önce
That looks like a great saw to have. Great find and overhaul.
Ivar Yosen
Ivar Yosen Yıl önce
I will probably never mill wood in my life yet I watched this entire video. The more you know!
creative brz
creative brz 3 gün önce
@SomethingElse I used to be in that comfort situation over a decade ago. I simply paid people to get jobs done. But nowadays I am spoilt after watching litteraly tens of thousands of TRpost videos from carpentry to logging to air conditiong and car maintainance (just to list down a few) till I find myself capable of doing them all by myself but there is simply not enough time. So I end up watching videos and keep my tools idle. Lol
Nancy Howell
Nancy Howell 12 gün önce
@SomethingElse I understand how you feel about learning new things and agree 100%! 👏👍👍👵
Nancy Howell
Nancy Howell 12 gün önce
@DL Haye I'll soon be 70 and live in California, will never cut wood in the future, but enjoyed every minute of Dave's review too. He voice is easy to listen to, understand, and peaceful.👵👏👍👍
Rudy Ruiz
Rudy Ruiz Aylar önce
The realest comment
Wanda Nielsen
Wanda Nielsen Aylar önce
Love
rickcoona
rickcoona Yıl önce
Great *HONEST* review! It seems functional for processing logs into lumber, and sturdy enough for the job. WelL done good Sir!
lydia Anderson
lydia Anderson Yıl önce
@Hello Rick how are you doing?
Steve Scarlett
Steve Scarlett 11 aylar önce
Much appreciate the honest and thorough review. Solid points about spare parts and cost differences too.
David Colin
David Colin 11 aylar önce
I'd point out that bearings are no problem. Any decent industrial supplier can provide that sort of thing... and at a significant reduction. When I used to do my own m/cycle maintenance I'd get really pissed off at the cost of bearings. So one day I jotted down the numbers on the bearing shell and dropped in on my local industrial supplier. Instead of the
George Robinson
George Robinson 8 aylar önce
Great video! I'm hoping to run into a deal on a portable saw mill like you did! Mill looks great. Thanks for the commentary.
Keith Rayeski
Keith Rayeski Yıl önce
New subscriber here Dave! I appreciate the video...honest and complete! You’re spot on about HarborFreight...there’s lots of good useful stuff there...most requires a bit of tweaking but, like you said, for the price....hey! Looking forward to other videos. Thanks again...
toad hustad
toad hustad 6 aylar önce
Excellent video / review Dave! I'm lusting after a mill to build a timber frame sauna on my property in Ely, MN. Have some beautiful standing dead Norway pines that would make excellent mill fodder. Right now am thinking a chainsaw mounted mill, just because of the expense of a bandsaw-type mill. Maybe I can find a "deal" like you did?
alanj
alanj Yıl önce
With the current lumber prices, it won’t be too long before it pays for itself. Great video, Dave and God bless!
Charlotte Cannon
Charlotte Cannon 8 aylar önce
Awesome! Love your videos. The cut looks rough, the blade(s) probably need or might need be sharpened? That wood shouldn't be shredded at all, it should be fairly smooth with exception its fresh raw wood. I grew up with a tiny town lumber yard, that milled its own wood called Goodman Lumber Mill and Company. You could literally puck the wood you wanted and watch it be milled, then loaded into your truck or onto your trailer bed. It was so cool. I think I'd either have those blades sharpened or I'd replace them with new blades. Now all you need is can hook to grab, pull, turn the logs,, and a large planer or - large sander, and you could really get some great looking boards!
Lee Queen
Lee Queen 11 aylar önce
Good job! I am a previous owner of a Woodmizer and I could see a lot of differences, I really appreciate your positive explanations. So many reviewers miss some of the detail. You did not. Again - Good job!
Bushradical
Bushradical 11 aylar önce
Thanks Lee
Beautiful Victory
Beautiful Victory Yıl önce
Man, I totally enjoy reviews like this you really do an outstanding job I swear I could almost smell the wood towards the end of the video I was so into it. what another great learning video thank you so much.
Shirley Cowell
Shirley Cowell 11 aylar önce
@Abby&Francis Embree and
nojnoj
nojnoj 11 aylar önce
@Shirley Cowell me too and I'm a chocolate biscuit...
Train 2noplace
Train 2noplace Yıl önce
He made me get sawdust itch from my couch.
Shirley Cowell
Shirley Cowell Yıl önce
Me too and im a woman , 🤣🇦🇺
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
Thanks
Mazda rx7
Mazda rx7 Yıl önce
For those flimsy mills , need 6 x 8 or 10 full lenght steel I beams with cross beams welded to have a good solid level deck that wont get affected by frost heaving. Any mill is only as good as it's foundation
Wes Parker
Wes Parker Yıl önce
Mr Dave, great videos by the way! I was watching one of your older videos and you was answering some questions. I hope you don't mind me asking? Well I have a few my self regarding your cabin you built standing the logs vertical.... how did you fasten them to the floor ? and did you use rebar to fasten the vertical logs together? Thank you sir. God Bless
MrSprintcat
MrSprintcat Yıl önce
Thanks for the video good detail. It's awesome when you put something together yourself like that if something goes wrong you almost immediately know what's happening.
gohammergo
gohammergo Yıl önce
The bearings for this mill have numbers on them. You can get bearings from Amazon. I just replaced mine, and they were around 10 bucks for a dozen bearings.
Machinist 72
Machinist 72 10 aylar önce
McMaster Carr, Stock drive products, Motion industries.
James Cooper
James Cooper 11 aylar önce
The machine shop I work for has a similar size bearing for machine doors. generally of the shelf part out of MSC Direct catalouge.
Richard Chase
Richard Chase 11 aylar önce
You can buy bearings at any auto parts ....if you have the numbers off bearing
Ceisars Repair
Ceisars Repair Yıl önce
We use Bearings Inc. in Tacoma WA. They have a Huge stock, a thorough cross reference to other brands, ship next day, Great prices, and some you can even upgrade to Stainless Food Grade, and Continuous Duty, sealed, or open. Sometimes open is better so you can grease them regularly. If you can't read the number on the bearing, you can use a micrometer and give the specs, or send them the bearing for exact match.
Rod MONK
Rod MONK Yıl önce
Harbor freight has a good parts department most parts are available.
Douglas MacCullagh
Douglas MacCullagh Yıl önce
Dave, thank you for the education! Back after Hurricane Georges, we could have put this kind of mill to good use. The Woodmizer was beyond our budget. (Figuring out how to get logs up to a Mizer on wheels without getting hurt was another headache.) Now I know we have choices!
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
right on.
David Jones
David Jones Yıl önce
I love the way you do your video's Dave. Just good honest down to earth information with absolutely no BS. Many thanks, I hope the equipment serves you well, and keeps your dollars in your wallet. David in the UK.
lydia Anderson
lydia Anderson Yıl önce
@Hello David how are you doing?
James Sorenson
James Sorenson 6 aylar önce
Dave, once again you made it work. I enjoy watching you overcome so many things. Thanks
tutata8
tutata8 3 aylar önce
Thank you for going over everything. I was going to buy a 4,000 dollars one but I'm sure I can do it with this one.
ChrisCiber
ChrisCiber 11 aylar önce
In three years of working at HFT I never managed to sell one of these. And I damn well tried. Even brought my own megaphone during parking lot sales. Boss tried to tell me to stop using the megaphone, but as the only employee who never came in drugged up or missed days, I was un-fireable.
Jordan W
Jordan W 8 aylar önce
This story made me lol 😂
RICHARD From Canada
RICHARD From Canada 10 aylar önce
That's a nice saw, at a great deal Dave! Thanks for sharing the video. Very helpful.
Darrin Wilson
Darrin Wilson 11 aylar önce
I really enjoy you and your wife's videos. Thank you for great content that really helps self reliant folks. I'm just an old Blue Ridge mountain boy from Virginia and your efforts to share know how are very much appreciated. Thanks again.
MissingMontana
MissingMontana Yıl önce
I'm so impressed that you knew how to fix that saw mill and were able to reposition the motor. A lot work on your part, but you made it work. I enjoy your videos-kiss Da Woof for me.
Kevin
Kevin 11 aylar önce
Great video! Honest, concise with no b.s. Good on ya, mate!
Carl Humphreys
Carl Humphreys Yıl önce
Very nicely made and very informative video. Thank you for taking the time to make and post it. Good to see you and your brother working together and having that grilled snack too.
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
Thanks
Devon Bales
Devon Bales Yıl önce
You could also build a skid platform on 4x4’s or or 6x6’s which also allows you to extend the track by making the skid longer.
Brian Foley
Brian Foley Aylar önce
That was one great video...I'm never going to need one...but that was as straight forward, clear and concise as a video gets. I would feel comfortable getting one of these if I had need for one...I just don't process that much wood routinely, I'm on small acreage. Well done Sir, well done indeed.
G- man
G- man 8 aylar önce
I'm here learning, I like your approach on the subject ,it let me jump right in and learn what that equipment was, lots of prep work, looks great, it would be cool to make your own wood, after a storm pick up blown over trees, but like you said you gotta be able to move them yourself, I always grab Stumps, land scapers are chopping up, my lady likes chopping coconuts on top of them, I find carrying those stumps, just a cut off is crazy heavy, a whole log is a different story...Thank you sir
Former Marine
Former Marine 3 aylar önce
Outstanding my brother, I was wondering about this saw mill from H.F. Honestly I am not superized about the issue with the drive belt, but that is an issue!
iowafarmboy
iowafarmboy Yıl önce
Thanks for this! Now I have this and the woodmizer bookmarked for when I'm ready to buy a sawmill. Been kicking the idea around for a while, before the shortages.
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
right on
Tom Grams
Tom Grams 3 aylar önce
Great video... I have a different brand- Woodland Mills- I like you got mine set up before winter, but wi terrible caught up w me. I built a raised "bed" for it out of 4x4s basically. Bad back from an injury years ago, forces me to make things to minimize bending. I sunk the legs and built on them. They are about 14" above ground, and I'm about 5'8" these days! Works good for me for height. Made removable ramp and hand winch set up to roll logs onto the platform of the saw. Main thing is to check level. I also had better luck makin a jig for board thickness, than relying g on the measuring gauge on it. Simple fit over the top of the timber and sandwich the band. Happy milling!
Richard Allen
Richard Allen 3 aylar önce
Seems to me that even if your planks come off the mill a bit off, most folks will need to plane the lumber anyways, so you can square up the wood fairly quickly.
Shantilly Lace
Shantilly Lace Yıl önce
My husband owns this mill. I shared your video with him in case it can be of help to him. We used this mill to build a full size cabin.
Jim Keene
Jim Keene 5 aylar önce
I didn't build a full-size cabin but I did build a workshop with a bandsaw vertical not horizontal but I got it done and I would not recommend it to anybody by the right tools if you can
doug randall
doug randall 7 aylar önce
@Chris Jensen The trouble with "Leveling the playing field" is that it EVERY manufacturer believes that they need to level the playing field. Every single one. Gotta protect The Big Three Car Manufactures from Toyota because it was unfair of Toyota to sell well made small cars in a market where the Big Three had decided everyone should buy huge gas guzzlers. History, look it up. Tariffs always end up protecting dying industries. Protect steel, and the steel executives have historically harvested the companies instead of reinvesting, because they know that their customers are actually the politicians, not steel buyers. But the biggest problem with Tariffs is that other countries will raise them against us in response. Thus devastating our best export industries. You have forgotten that every dollar that we use to buy stuff from another country HAS TO COME BACK AS MONEY THE OTHER COUNTRY USES TO BUY OUR EXPORTS. Every single dollar comes back (something that Trump completely misunderstands). Which is better, a job in a dying industry that refuses to reinvest and depends on taxes to survive or a job in a growth industry that exports? And what about the buyers of steel? Higher priced steel makes it much more expensive to build buildings and cars and tractors. Thus costing jobs in those industries too. On average, for every $50k job "saved" by a Tariff, $250k in wages is lost by others. Seriously, that is how it works out. Tariffs make everyone poorer.
Chris Jensen
Chris Jensen 7 aylar önce
@Bloglove2018 Kari max length only spends on how long of a run you can install. If you had 60 feet of track you could mill 60ft
JimoTex22 PTSD
JimoTex22 PTSD 8 aylar önce
@Bloglove2018 Kari you can add more beams right?
Alex Fracyon
Alex Fracyon 4 aylar önce
This was really cool to watch. When I first saw the parts I didn't have as much confidence as you did ....in this. It is what you say it is. Basic but great
Stovebolt LVR
Stovebolt LVR Yıl önce
You did good. With the price of lumber it'll pay for itself. I've discovered with HF tools that improvements I've made, made it a better tool. If you don't mind improving what they failed on. Too bad your mill didn't cut at least 10' lengths. You could just add track!
NyctalopeDiurne
NyctalopeDiurne 11 aylar önce
I tried this mill a few weeks ago at a friend’s place to cut even bigger pieces of wood, and it was easy and effective. We were able to disassemble it and put it into a tractor and a small skip, with a few straps before putting it from the field to the barn. Pretty straightforward process, nice cuts, easy to operate. I came across your channel yesterday, and so far I like what I see here! Cheers from France 🙋🏻
Bushradical
Bushradical 11 aylar önce
Hello France !
alonsoe21
alonsoe21 11 aylar önce
Enjoyed this video, although I have no need to buy a machine or use one at all even. I like how detailed you were and how you explained the setup.
Nathan Hatcher
Nathan Hatcher Yıl önce
Nice work! I owned the same mill for 3 years, made several improvement for it as well, including a drill power log turner! I have video here on TRpost check them out see if anything I come up with will be any help!? A tractor with 4&1 loader bucket is a sawer friend too! Thanks Nate
Jim Kempton
Jim Kempton Yıl önce
Interesting. I didn’t know Harbor freight even sold sawmills.
Brian MAX
Brian MAX Yıl önce
have a predator motor on my log spliter . I split about 4 or 5 cords of wood a year with it. BTW ,its a homemade log splitter my buddy made for me . Its ten years old and he predator motor has started on the second or 3rd pull every time for the last ten years . Great motors.
Relax with Rick
Relax with Rick Yıl önce
Got the same mill mounted on an old boat trailer so an move it around. So far have milled lumber for a tractor shed, workshop and now starting on our tiny home. Remember-a 6x6 is still a 6x6 whether the mill is green or orange 🤔
Muskoka Mike
Muskoka Mike 10 aylar önce
@SYNIISTER you got it. I've seen fire test videos where a steel beam will warp, bend and collapse in an hour fire and a 12" wooden beam will retain 90% of it's strength after 3 hours. That's why steel beams need fire protection on them. One thing about steel slivers though: you can get them out with a strong magnet, can't do that with wood....:-(
SYNIISTER
SYNIISTER 10 aylar önce
You all seem to know so much about wood. Im a steel woker here in the UP. Never dealt with steel shrinkage. I have however dealt with quite a few projects that led with steel warping, bending and in some instances becoming corkscrews in the bottom of your foot. Cheers to all, don't forget proper protection on-site and off!
Muskoka Mike
Muskoka Mike 10 aylar önce
@sea turkey blade width = kerf....not to mention you lose thickness during the kiln drying process.
sea turkey
sea turkey 10 aylar önce
@Muskoka Mike the dimensions have changed because of the demand for lumber. They used to be milled to be a 2x4 and now they are milled at 2x4. The blade now runs inside the line instead of outside the line, I guess would be the simple explanation. Blade width has to be subtracted
Kate Moon
Kate Moon 11 aylar önce
Someone explain this, please.
Megaglow Z
Megaglow Z Yıl önce
Thank you for being one of the most matter-of-fact guys I've seen. Great video and channel man.
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
I appreciate that!
Kurt Sumthinorother
Kurt Sumthinorother Yıl önce
Nice review Dave. I'm definitely looking around for one about this size. I've had it with lumber pricing especially OSB and plywood. Umm.... Nope. I'll dado or routo shiplap, whatever. $50 to cover 32 sq-ft is insanity.
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
Man...I totally agree. I will never pay $65 for a sheet of 1/2" plywood
webisutton01
webisutton01 Yıl önce
Very good review! Presented well, and kept it at my level (about 5th grade)!!!
Daryl Houck
Daryl Houck 7 aylar önce
Sir, I have certainly been enjoying your content. Your videos are much better than many others- flow, content, brevity when needed- keep it coming.
Dan Maiers
Dan Maiers Yıl önce
Great video Dave. I had a fire go through my 20 Acres in Eastern Washington. I am going to have a lot of standing dry lumber. This video is perfect. :)
My Outdoor Life
My Outdoor Life Yıl önce
Cool review! I'd say for $1500, it won't take too much lumber to cut to pay itself! I bought a predator motor to replace the honda on my cub cadet tiller 4 years ago, and its still running awesome! I only paid $99 bucks for it brand new! I'm impressed with it! Great video as always! 👍
William Glaser
William Glaser 2 aylar önce
@Hugeroost I can not recall. Just TRpost Project Farm and type oil in his search sections for videos.
Hugeroost
Hugeroost 2 aylar önce
@William Glaser William, what kind did he say
William Glaser
William Glaser Yıl önce
I replaced a number of motors with Harbor freight Predators. Gas compressor, rototiller, log splitter, brush trimmer and here soon going to replace a honda trash pump motor. Predators are great because they are low cost and the majority of things that you or one might put it on it will not get enough hours on it to do any damage. You will have to run that motor non stop every day for a solid year to put any wear on it. Watch Project Farm and one of his videos where he tells you the best type of oil to use. The better oil you use will keep the engine running for a long long time.
Bushradical
Bushradical Yıl önce
Right on. Thanks
Dan O'Hanlon
Dan O'Hanlon Yıl önce
You did a terrific job getting that to work. Way to go!
Bo Jiden
Bo Jiden 8 aylar önce
I thoroughly enjoy your vids ! I can’t say I would have this knowledge to modify things
A Moment With Animals
A Moment With Animals 8 aylar önce
Dude you were born for this ; the sawmilling and video part of it, keep it up we appreciate.
John Hunt
John Hunt Yıl önce
Great article! If I was about 25 years younger, I would have bought myself one. Thank!
Phuckya420
Phuckya420 Aylar önce
How much did you pay for it used? I’ve land covered in hard woods & plan to make my own lumber because of the crazy prices of lumber. Love your videos 👍🏻
Desert Pehowski
Desert Pehowski 3 aylar önce
And just like that, 7 months later, we're ready to cut a log 🤣 appreciate you sharing your knowledge and demonstrating an immense amount of patience
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