When I came across this “portable” sawmill on eBay, I couldn’t help but pass it on — for a couple of reasons. First, my Father adored these and always wanted one, mainly because it’d allow him to purchase “rare” woods in tree form and cut it down for his own use. (Honestly, I think he just loved the idea of having control of the entire “making” process — from tree to furniture.)
Second, when I was driving through Mississippi after Katrina, I couldn’t help but think that if you had one of these, you’d have all the lumber you needed for the rest of your life. Wouldn’t there be something kind of right about building a new home with lumber made from the downed trees?
Finally, it’s just really cool. Most of the “portable” sawmills I’ve seen run $10k or higher, so the $2,600 “Buy It Now” price doesn’t seem that outlandish.
The details: It’s an 18″ sawmill “from Hud-son Forest Equipment.” It comes fully assembled and carries a “warranty.” Features include:
- a 6-1/2 HP Briggs & Stratton OHV engine
- a centrifugal clutch
- a “standard double hard wood-mizer” band blade
- two “log dogs”
- and a “durable powder coat finish”
There’s more information on the listing, of course.
Portable Sawmill [eBay]