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hplp

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    Swindon, Glos
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    Woodwork, land rovers, sailing
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    Forester

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  1. hplp

    I quite enjoyed this

    Thats a really good clip and educational. Thanks for sharing. H
  2. hplp

    Husqvarna 550 XP silly prices

    Whats coming after this? Just wondering why the older one seems to be better??? H
  3. hplp

    Stenner price

    Ive often wondered about this and I have a peterson as well (which I love). From what I can gather the biggest cost in having these old saws is the installation and setup costs. Unless you are doing everything including the wiring yourself it is going to cost just as much again to set something up to working, a cost that there is no way of getting back. By this, I principly mean the groundworks and wiring. This is why mobile mills of any kind still have a resale value. I believe with a stenner, they were made mostly to order so had only limited specified capacity so its a case of looking at what is on offer and measureing each saw. The larger the band saw blade, also the thicker the cut so it might not be much thinner than your peterson as there also can be some flex and blade deflection as it goes through the log. Some big saws are surprisingly inaccurate. Also, get them sharpened by a sawdoctor having a bad day and this is only exaggerated. Any milling involves some pushing or stacking. If you visit some of the largest sawmills in the country, some of them even have guys manually stacking sawn product at the end of the line! Its a physical job regardless of the setup you use....
  4. Yes it was. I believe they have been built down there for a number of years. H
  5. Thats interesting news about stihl. I decided not to take the risk and from what I gather I have bought the second last 395xp that Listers had. H
  6. hplp

    Brash Bales

    My understanding is they bought forwarders and are looking for more sites suitable for brash harvesting.
  7. hplp

    Brash Bales

    Purplexed by the desire for brash bales? AWJ dont use balers any more and generally chip brash straight into the back of a artic.
  8. hplp

    Wanted AEC matador spares

    You can still get modern ones riveted. Ive had motorbike ones done. H
  9. hplp

    Looking for used Lucas sawmill

    Summed it up perfectly there. Its because of the big capacity of a swing blade mill is why I went that way and you can double saw up to twice the blade cut (18" for a 9" one) but it takes abit of messing about. H
  10. hplp

    Saw milling directory

    You'll love us if we all post, especially those that dont have a woodmizer!
  11. TBH the fact that they are thinning is remarkable. It is rare if ever done in west Cork. H
  12. hplp

    house renovation forum

    Ahhh another person from out west. There are a few of us based there. I have a place near Clon. You're right about crazy rents but it surprises how many people wont live in a older place like yours. There have been lots come onto the market in recent years. H
  13. Aye I thought as much. Im just surprised that Ive never seen reference or a picture of one before. H
  14. Now thats a odd looking one. H
  15. Absolutely. It ceases to amaze me the agenda in the environmental industry of one or the other rather than each benefiting and complimenting each other. H

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