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    Regular+ User Peach1956's Avatar
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    Currently outside of Abilene Texas
    besides blades dulling... any other complaints with it?

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    LHBA Member jrdavis's Avatar
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    The blade cooling tank is a joke -- LHN took his off and uses Pam oil spray ( I use Olive oil spritzer )

    the track is 4, 6 foot pieces that you bolt together -- so it needs to be welded or just replaced with a 20-30 ft section of 1/4" angle Iron.

    The frame wobbles and really needs some support, but I haven't done it yet (I have made all my cuts wth the "stock version")

    for the $$$ -- I think it was well worth it.
    out of the box and up and working in about 6 hours.
    My 20% off coupon paid for the shipping and taxes, so I was happy.

    Iowa Log Building -- some day
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    Presently Rock Hill SC, property in NC. Longing to get started!
    Please do get some pics up if you can JrDavis. I've been searching the net for mills. Seen some good ideas. May have to find a welder when we get closer to being able to stay on our new land.

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    LHBA Member dvb's Avatar
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    Here is my Harbor Freight sawmill. I have installed it on a small harbor freight trailer and put jacks in the corners to stabilize it all. Work great for me. I had some trouble with the blade plunging when I started, but have now learned how to adjust that out. I cut all of my boards for the board & batten for the gable ends.

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