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Home-Built sawmill
"It's a precision mill that'll cut exact dimension lumber with a minimum of waste," says Marlin Yoder, Killbuck, Ohio, about his home-built sawmill fitted with a band-saw type blade.
"Most circular blade type mills with stationary blades require as much as 45 ft. of track to saw a 20-ft. log. Because the blade on this saw moves and the log remains stationary, it'll cut a 20-ft. log with just 24 ft. of track," says Yoder.
The mill is fitted with a 1 1/4-in. by .042 in. by 3/4-in. pitch band blade which is powered by a 14-hp. Tecumseh engine. A 5 hp. Briggs & Stratton engine powers a hydraulic pump, directional valve, and flow valve that are combined into a single unit to move the mill head up and down and back and forth. The hydraulic power unit, which is mounted to one side of the mill head, can be removed for use on other equipment such as a splitter, conveyor, and so on.
The mill carriage is 14 ft. long with 5-ft. wings on either end which can be tilted up for transport. Logs roll onto elevated log holders from a feeder table off to one side.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup,Marlin Yoder, 38288 TR 19, Killbuck, Ohio 44637 (ph 216 276-0891).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #4