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Jon Hobbs

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 06:27 PM

Here’s another vote for the portable/mobile sawyer.

Most of the major portable mill manufactures have referral services. Here’s one for Wood Mizer:

http://woodmizer.com/us/Services/Find-a-Local-Sawyer

I’ve never pulled the trigger, but I’ve researched a couple mobile sawyers, and the rate is around $1-2 per bf. Some charge for travel, some don’t within a specific radius. The sawyer’s tolerance for urban lumber will vary. Most have a blade replacement fee to cover their loss.

As long as you’re not in a hurry for kiln-dried S4S boards, it can be cost-effective.

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas


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