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#1 posted 05-03-2018 02:04 AM

Not sure I follow… say you would like to “re-saw” a log? If it’s a log it has never been sawed to begin with so how is it a re-saw? Okay, lets forget about saw/re-saw for a minute…maybe I am not reading this right, but if a 14” bandsaw was all it took to make lumber from logs…I would have never bought a Hud-Son sawmill.
It is my understanding that the term “re-saw” is when you take a bigger piece of lumber and re-saw it to smaller pieces of lumber…such as a 6”X6” beam and saw it into 1”X6” boards to use for something else. No logs involved.
A 14” bandsaw is not a sawmill. Maybe we are not talking about full size logs. I have seen a bandsaw sled that you can put a very small “log” {short piece of a branch is a better description} on and mill but the piece you are cutting is so small I don’t know if you need a special blade or not. How big of a log do you intend to saw up???
I will add one other thing…wet logs do definitely saw easier, period end of story. They also will rust up your saw quickly due to the moisture and the often acidic content of the sap. Also, if you do get green logs sawed up into lumber, get it out of your shop and keep it out until it has had some time to dry out some. I made the mistake of leaving fresh milled green lumber in my shop over night once, just till I could stack it in the morning and imagine my surprise when I looked at a red table on my brand new PM2000 and every other machine I own!!!

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