Run a Small-Scale Sawmill – Part 1 – Equipment
Shared From MOTHER EARTH NEWS Written By: James Fairfield and the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
SAWMILL EQUIPMENT SELECTION
Although a new saw does represent a significant investment, most of the companies supplying such products will be happy to teach you to use their machinery, and they’ll also be around to answer any questions that might come up later. (Again, because there’s an astounding dearth of written material about the operation of small sawmills, the free advice could be worth a lot in the long run.) But if you’re determined to be thrifty, you may well be able to pick up a used blade and power unit—perhaps from someone who’s either been driven out of the business or retired from it—for around $5,000 (that’s for both saw and motor).
PROTECTING YOUR SAWMILL EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT