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Starting a Portable Sawmilling Business

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Making the decision to start your own milling business with a portable sawmill can be as profitable as you wish, depending on the amount...
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Bandsaws vs. Chainsaw Mills and Getting the Right Cut

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When it comes to using a portable sawmill your choice comes down to one of two options: either a bandsaw mill or a chainsaw...
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Sawing Imperfect Logs

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When I first started running a portable sawmill, I was confident every board was going to be free of defects; I would have a...
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Show Your Portable Sawmill Some Love

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Ah, Valentines!  While other peoples’ fantansies may turn to love, the true sawyer is dreaming of yarding up some logs and kicking out some...
sawing a log

Top Ten Reasons for Owning a Portable Bandsaw Mill

If you’re considering the purchase of a mill to cut your own lumber or to start a sawmilling business, we’ve come up with a...

Money Can Grow On Trees!

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  Money Can Grow On Trees! Got trees?  Want to make serious money?  A portable sawmill could be THE answer.  Find out how you can get...
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Custom Milling on Your Portable Sawmill

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The simplest solution to marketing lumber is to sell the service instead of the wood.  A number of sawyers have built successful businesses on...

Sawing Oddball Logs

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One of the greatest joys of running a sawmill (in addition to exercise and fresh air), is opening up a log to see the...
Tree Diversity in the North America

Milling Different Tree Species

In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a plethora of tree species to keep things interesting at the sawmill. Technically the forest is classified as...
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Portable Sawmills, Kerf Ratings and Your Profits

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Portable sawmill operators are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and increase profits, while keeping their costs down.  That’s why it is important...

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Sawing Oddball Logs

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One of the greatest joys of running a sawmill (in addition to exercise and fresh air), is opening up a log to see the...

Blade Guides – Roller or Ceramic?

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Blade guides come in two basic designs—block guides (usually ceramic) and roller guides. If you’ve been on any sawmill forums, such as Norwood’s “Sawmill...

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...