2014 - Volume #BFS, Issue #14, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"Best Buy" Sawmill Weighs Just 105 lbs.
“The price was right and it was sized to do what I wanted to do,” he says. “I was looking for a sawmill that was more than a chainsaw mill but weighed less than a Wood-Mizer type bandsaw mill.”
The Lumber Smith weighs 105lbs., including the 5.5 hp Honda that drives it. A three-wheeled carriage rolls on a track that the customer makes. It can cut boards as thin as ¼-in. or as thick as 6-in. The 93 ¾-in. blade has a maximum capacity of a 24-in log, plenty big enough for Bowman’s immediate goal of producing 6x6 timbers for a post and beam building. Six months of use has confirmed his decision.
“I’ve worked it hard and am satisfied with the sawmill,” says Bowman.
Says Craig Vanderpool, director of sales and marketing at Lumber Smith, says, “This mill won’t do everything a heavier mill with more horsepower will do, but for the vast majority of woodworkers and farm owners, the Lumber Smith is the right choice. The lightweight design means one person can take this mill to where the logs lay.”
Vanderpool adds that, at $2145, the Lumber Smith is priced very competitively, particularly given its aluminum and stainless construction.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup: Albert C. Pollard Jr. 48 Steamboat Rd. Irvington, VA 22480 (ph 804-577-8613; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lumbersmith.com (the Lumber Smith website is stocked full with photos and information).
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