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Drum saw or processor?

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At a point where I could really do with upgrading my processor (palax 600) , the issue is approx 50% of the timber I fell is mature hardwood so 400mm plus, because a big machine like a tajfun 480 is beyond my budget right now I'm always going to have to billet some timber before processing. My wondering is whether it's better to buy an 8 way splitter for the billet splitter then buy a drum saw for all the billets or upgrade to a processor that may take up to 350mm and still have to billet and process 40 ton of oversize every year.

Billets are a pain to process as they don't fall well In to the chamber when cut,  but I'm worried the extra time taken to get billets down to the right size maybe just as annoying.

Has anybody gone down the drum saw route and can give me an idea of how productive it is?

Thanks- andy

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5 hours ago, Khriss said:

( not even sure wot a drum saw is 😯 )

I'm not sure either Khriss .  Maybe its found in the percussion section ?

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51 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

 

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

I'm not sure either Khriss .  Maybe its found in the percussion section ?

You still got it  😆  K

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