Clark Swindell: Just got my HF mill last week, set up on Saturday. Didn't get an extra
blade but the one shipped with it seems OK. I did read the comments below
and ordered 10 Cooks blades and have them on hand. Its 156 but then almost
50 for shipping. BTW, I got my saw in 2 weeks. I feared for the worst but
got great service and shipping. Took my trailer and picked it up at
freight company. Will try and post my own videos of mill.
Devon Leo Emery: hey folks need advice in need of a used mill within the HF range i want to
ship overseas for a small project also i am willing to trade for tropical
Norm: Do you have any more videos of the HF mill you have? Would you recommend
it? I'm interested in buying one but need feedback. Thanks.
jk: I have one of these as well. I had to wait about 6 months for delivery.
Same deal with the truck. I had no good way to unload it so we had to
break the crate open on the truck and take the parts off one at a time and
lug them onto my trailer.
I have the mill set up stock and I also want to do some bracing on it. I
am also looking for some more track, but so far all of the lumbber I have
used has been 8 feet or under anyway.
The stock blade was fine for going through pine and soft wood but just
chattered like crazy when I tried going through anything hard. I bought
new blades from kascocorp.com and they work great. I was going right
through a white oak log that was as wide as the mill would take. In fact I
had to shave the side a little with my chainsaw as it was a bit too big.
No chattering or anything.
Overall I am very happy with this. I did a few simple things. I went
through half a 10 pack of black tape and covered all the exposed ends on
the handles etc. I taped down the hose for the water lube. I have mine at
a slight negative incline so it will auto return. I want to do braces on
both the front and rear of the head to stiffen that up and I want to add
weights to down by the wheels to keep it tracking smoothly.
For the $$ you just can not go wrong. It is too bad that HF no longer
seems to be selling these. The woodland Mills saws seem to be pretty much
the same saw with a slightly larger engine and some little gee gaws added.
Might be your next choice if you can not get the HF unit.
gordowolff: I just got mine from harbor freight, took about 3 months because it was
backordered. It was on sale for 1695 and II found a 20% off on the internet
so I think it ended up being around 1550. with shipping. Thee truck had no
lift gate so I used my excavator and chains to unload it. Do you think you
could post some close up video of the work you did on yours?
Rod Halverson: I think I got the last one. I ordered it in March 2013 and had two back
orders to delay. I got it late August. I was looking here for set up ideas.
I'm going to try and set it up in the next week or two, before the weather
changes, but I may be too late for that. Oh well, I can work in the rain if
needed. I will record the set and the first cuttings and post them when
Lifeonthenation: I waited almost 6 months it's worth it saved a ton of money the. I ordered
cooks saw blades to replace the cheap blade that comes with it dulled fast
. 144" x 1 1/4
Ryan Jeffries: Does HF still sell them? i can't find it on the website.
Lifeonthenation: concrete block foundation about 18" to top of tracks above grade yes leve
is best I think its easy to push. I have it dead center of a cantilevered
shed roof . All you need is room to walk beside it I use some old log ramps
from an old Frick 00 saw mill.. as far as suggestions I need to secure mine
in with concrete. Turning large logs knocks my track off true. i had the
steal from an old electrical tower that matched HF's tracks Check out
woodland mills Chanel it looks the same good tips
DannysCam: i just saved up enough for it and now they stopped selling it lol
HowToDanny: hey man they called me when i order and they asked just to make sure it
would fit i got the 10 blades for 150 dollars deal there good people
cxtaylor1: I just received mine and would like some recommendations on setting it up.
Specifically: 1. Timbers, concrete pad, or compacted gravel? 2. Complete
level of slightly down to assist the cut? 3. Width of working area for the
pad. Two feet each side or more? 4. Saw site layout for forklift etc. Any
suggestions? Thanks a lot in advance.
Rod Halverson: Thanks for the reply. I called Cooks and let them know what I had. They
were very helpful and told me how to fill out the order form, so I got the
right blades. I did the same, 10 blades for $150; what a great deal.
cxtaylor1: Did you buy extra track or did you fabricate?
Allen Carney: I ordered one March 30th, I just got an email that said Sept.
Rod Halverson: Hello, can you let us know which blade you ordered from Cooks Saws? I
looked at their web site and I couldn't find a listing for HF for Pittsburg
Darrel Hall: How long did you have to wait to get your sawmill? I ordered one Easter day
and they told me it won't be here until November.