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Offline Kirk Allen

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List of Circle Mills on the Market
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:46:03 AM »
If you have a link for a Circle Mill this is the place to add it! 

If you want to add to the list just cut and past the current list into a new post, add the one you want included and that way the last post will always have the best list of what is available. 

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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 06:26:22 AM »
I don't have any links as most of the old mill builders are gone. Circular mills tend to be reagonal with a few bigger players that were national. Up here in the northeast Lane and Chase ruled the roost with a lot of Belsaw. (their everywhere) serious sawyers usually chose the heavy mills wile part time sawyers and farmers chose Belsaws. Move a little south and American and Frick predominate. Just to muddy the waters a lot of local foundries would cast mill parts, some would grind off a manufacturers name and use their parts for patterns. Todays video game sawyers never get pitch on their hands. Frank C.

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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 12:19:54 PM »
frank
i'm one of those video game sawyers,and i love it ;D several years back my buddy had a home made portable circle mill. it had a 52" blade and a vertical edger build in boy oh boy we put out lumber,heck it was common to saw 8 -10 thousand bf a day alot of days it was closer to 15 thousand.
the thing with pine especillay white pine your whole self was nothing but sticky pitch at the end of the day.
i would still be sawing with that mill but, a 3/8 "saw kerf wow! alot of my log was blow in the sawdust pile.so like alot of other sawyers i was forced to move to thin kerf technology just to keep log to lumber cost more in line. i haven't compared numbers going from circle to bandsaw ,i bet my total sawing costs are pretty close.
 
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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 07:03:29 PM »
Red, if I remember correctly from the other forum you have a big operation. I don't even have that kind of production in my dreams. Of course I usually mill alone. I have the manual setworks from a mill in western Ma. the older sawyer was out of work for an operation and he said when he got back to work their was a cab and joy stick, told me he missed feeling the mist off the saw and the hands on milling. Frank C.

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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 08:31:31 PM »
I ran a over sized Mighty Might style mill, It had a 42" main saw and a 32" edger saw and could cut up to a 18 x 12 beam up to 40' long, it was a good pitch slinger ;D

Also spent many years in the first fully computerized thin kerf stud mill. When I started it was using MS dos, later upgraded to a windows based program. you could saw from the saw cab on the third floor or the office on the 4th floor, two of the five edgers could be operated from control rooms as well. This mill goes thu 1,400+ blocks with a 14" average per shift.

Nothing like sawing along and having a programmer override the charger to bring a log in as the carriage is returning :o

My vote is for the automated versions with an office overlooking the mill operation and a conveyor system to minimize clean up ;)

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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 12:35:21 PM »
sadly i crossed that line of staying smaller years ago. truth be told,if i could go back and re start.i would stay small, either myself or 1 employee.i would probably run a circle mill,i love being around them 8)
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Re: List of Circle Mills on the Market
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 11:14:58 PM »
Hurdle makes some good mills in three sizes.
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