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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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Spring Cleaning Around Your Sawmill

What is it with spring cleaning? Why spend all that time tidying up during the muddiest season of the year? If it were just...

Philosophy of a Tree-Hugging Environmental Sawyer

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Every now and then, I get criticized for operating a portable sawmill service as just another crazy lumberjack whacking down trees, clearing forests, and...
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Portable Sawmill Support Equipment

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When people consider buying a portable sawmill, they often overlook the importance of support equipment. While the mill itself is a major investment, you...

Choosing a Band Sawmill Blade

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The best portable sawmill in world is worth nothing if it's not equipped with a good, sharp blade.  To start to understand band sawmill blades,...
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Tools of the Sawmilling Trade

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When you go out on a cutting job with your portable sawmill, what do you take with you? If you’re working close to home...
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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...

Portable Sawmill Quality

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  Quality-Built in the USA & Canada - Where is the sawmill made and by who?  It's not uncommon to see Chinese and Polish-made mills...
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Cyber Monday Sawyer Christmas Wish List

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Buying gifts for a portable sawmill owner has got to be one of the easiest things in the world; at least for me. There...
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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...