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Quality-Built Sawmills Priced To Sell
Long-time FARM SHOW contributor and professional sawyer Sidney Stubbs suggested we check out sawmills from Woodland Mills. We did. Their customer reviews are impressive as are their prices, which start at $2,499.
    “We create products for acreage owners who have a DIY attitude,” says Chris Sahadath, Woodland Mills. “Everything we design is durable, easy to use, and affordable, all without sacrificing quality.”
    The company was co-founded by boyhood friends Josh Malcolm and Neil Bramley. Both became mechanical engineers. After more than 15 years in industry, they shared a common desire for a low-cost, high-quality sawmill for their own use. Unable to find one, they designed their own and began making them for others.
    Early success came in producing small quantities of sawmills that they sold online.
    “The very first Woodland Mills portable sawmill was the HM126,” says Sahadath. “After its initial success, the line was expanded to include the HM130MAX, with increased horsepower for those who want to mill larger logs. The HM122 was added for those weekend warriors who use their mills recreationally.”
    All three models share a 4-post head design with a tubular back beam for rigidity to provide smooth and accurate cuts. The head moves up and down galvanized steel posts via a hand crank system and can cut 1/16-in. veneers and to within 1 in. of the deck.
    The sawmills come with two 6 1/2-ft. rigid track systems for smooth sawmill transit and the ability to cut a 10 1/2 ft. long beam or board. A screw-style log clamp on each section holds logs in place, while 12 leveling legs provide up to 4 in. in adjustment. Additional sections are available for milling longer logs.
    All three models are also available in trailer versions. Other common features include automatic blade lubrication and the company’s RapidChange blade system. Blade lubrication activates when the throttle is engaged. RapidChange provides quick, tool-less blade changes with fewer tracking adjustments.
    The $2,499 (CAD) HM122 can cut 22-in. dia. logs and produce boards up to 20 in. wide. It’s available with a 7.0-hp. Kohler gas engine or for another $300, can be equipped with a 9.7-hp. Kohler. Both are recoil start.
    The HM126 can cut 26-in. dia. logs for boards up to 24 in. wide. It’s available with a 9 1/2-hp. ($3,399) Kohler gas engine or a 14-hp. ($3,699) gas engine, both recoil starts. The 14-hp. model features an auto locking adjustable blade guide, available as an option on the 9 1/2-hp. model.
    At $4,999, the HM130MAX tops out the Woodland Mills sawmill line. It can handle 30-in. dia. logs without squaring the cant. It features a 24-hp., electric start Kohler gas engine. Like the 126, it is equipped with the auto locking saw head and adjustable blade guide.
    Other products include a lap siding attachment, log loading ramp, winch post kit, bandsaw blade sharpener and a tooth setter, as well as a toolbox, extra blades and more.
    The engineering that goes into the designs shows in accessories like the lap siding attachment. It tilts the sawmill head on an angle. However, unlike jigs available with other sawmills, it can be permanently installed and utilized as needed.
    Woodland Mill also makes several models of 3-pt. mounted, pto powered woodchippers. The smallest WC46 ($2,799) requires as little as 15 hp. to handle material up to 4-in. dia. material. The WC88 ($3,549) is the largest, requiring as little as 35 hp. to handle up to 8-in. material.
    Sahadath encourages interested FARM SHOW readers to visit the company’s Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more about the products and their capabilities.
    “We have a strong community of sawyers who use our Facebook Group as a positive place to find encouragement and ask questions,” says Sahadath. “We use our Instagram and Facebook pages to showcase the impressive creations that our customers complete using our products.”
    The company also provides an exceptional line of product explanations and how-to videos on YouTube.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Woodland Mills, 1431 Scugog Line 6, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada L9L 0C3 (ph 855-476-6455; sales@woodlandmills.com; www.woodlandmills.com).

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