Walt Chase wrote:Devin as far as your chainsaw mill. I completely understand about the expense of the thing. Have you ever run a chainsaw mill? It, from what I understand is back breaking work and they are pretty hard on a chainsaw too. I want to suggest that you go to the forestry forum ( http://forestryforum.com/ ) and do some reading in the sawmills and sawing section there. Most of the guys have Woodmizer or one of the other big name brands, but there are some that have some of the lower priced mills and have had good luck with them. I'll also suggest that you look at the Woodmizer LT15 mills. While more expensive than your chainsaw mill I think you would be better served by saving your pennies a bit longer and getting one of them. I personally have a Woodmizer LT28. Was planning on a LT15, but when weighing the pros and cons decided to go with the LT 28. Yes it was expensive, but has not given me a minutes trouble and from what I understand the customer service, which I have yet to use, it second to none. One other thing I have gleaned from the Forestry forum is that if and when you decide you no longer need a sawmill the Woodmizer has an excellent resale value.
Joshua Soom wrote:I bought my holzfforma g372xp last year around Black Friday for $170 the full assembled powerhead without the bar and chain after watching afleetcommand’s videos because I was in the market for a new saw but didn’t have new saw money got it took it out of the box put the bigger dogs and a 24inch forester bar and full chisel chain and I run my saws a lot and I’m not the easiest on them but it’s been running fantastic for a year now with 0 issues besides having to make the Oiler slot slightly bigger saw runs great and pulls the 24 setup beautifully absolutely love it being around my area a new 372 x torque is about $1200 actually just ordered the 65cc regular g372 last week but I don’t recommend buying this saw unless your willing to maybe have to work out a few kinks to save some money. Otherwise a great saw. I’m actually thinking about purchasing the ms660 Holzfforma knockoff next depending on if this new saw runs as good as the first one I ordered. The only reason I ended up buying the g372xp is because I’ve had nothing but Sthils my whole life and I wanted to give a husky a try but a new husky is so expensive and all the used ones I found were beat up bad so I did some research and stumbled upon holzfforma.