2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Likes His Portable Sawmill
The saw uses a circular blade rather than a bandsaw or chainsaw-type blade. It provides a better cut and reduces the amount of planing needed. Kremser had wanted a highly portable sawmill that could cut straight, and the Skillmill does that.
The Skillmill is uncomplicated and is lightweight which makes it easy to move. It's small enough that it can be transported on top of a car. You can take it to the logs. One man can set it up and operate it.
It's known as a swing mill because the blade, when in normal use, can be rotated, or swung, from a vertical position to a horizontal position.
After watching the unit work at a show, Kremser ordered it directly from New Zealand where it's manufactured.
Another feature of the Skillmill is that its mechanism can also be used for "slabbing" with a chainsaw.
Kremser says the Skillmill would be ideal for isolated and wooded vacation spots in Canada or elsewhere - anywhere logs are plentiful but lumber is scarce. The electric-powered unit can be powered by a generator or plugged into a 110-volt outlet.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Thurman Kremser, 30 Misty Lane, Kutztown, Penn. 19630 (ph 610 683-8654) or Skillmill (ph 877 327-1471 (U.S.) or 866 260-6464 (Canada); email@example.com; www.skill mill.com).
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