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    hertford, Herts.
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    landscaping, fencing, firewood and mulch supplied.

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  1. The hivis was only on there for when I had it on the 10ft trailer, honest๐Ÿ˜… I did have to drill a 20mm hole in each corner of the frame last minute for easy straping down though ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Sun came out this afternoon and the sawdust started๐Ÿ‘ Just some random lumps of hawthorn and sycamore (yes, I know it needs stickering not just stacking on the pallet๐Ÿ˜…), seems to have come out well, clean cut, smooth and straight. Seems like quite a nice machine to operate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  3. Looks like it was made to measure๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Work on the trailer next...
  4. I use one on my little hyundai, and doing it little and often has really made stump grinding easier/less stressful ๐Ÿ‘
  5. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… They were near the trailer when I put the crated up mill on the trailer and I need some oak posts for under a deck next week๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  6. Unfortunately I had to go out and buy them this morning ๐Ÿ˜… still, at least I've got plenty of them in stock now I saw your bolt method 45 minutes too late... It's all together and made its first cuts๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Just resawing a couple of oak sleepers, but so far so good. I do have a feeling that the winch, ramps and extension piece won't see much use but I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it..
  7. Frame in nearly done, after lunch we'll be cutting the firk pockets and mounting the mill๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  8. The trailer part of the mill will be waiting a while but that's OK if we get the frame done. The main reason it'll have to wait is the trailer is currently full of racking I got given, what a result! I'm going to set some up along the edge of my log yard, ready to fork milled timber straight on๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Just need to get a skip in and spend a couple of hours forking stuff around, then set a few concrete pads to build it on
  9. Well I'm pretty pleased with that. Blade is on and tensioned, the carrige goes up and down and forwards and backwards, tomorrow we just need to oil and fuel the engine, connect the battery and get testing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ But that would be far too relaxing, so we're doing that lot, and I'm heading off to grab a pile of second hand rsjs so we can do a base frame as well๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Overall I'm very impressed with the quality of the mill itself and the way it was packaged. The instruction manual is pretty good, a few bits where a picture is clearly a slightly different model buy its all understandable. I ended up with 2 copies which was bloody handy with 2 of us doing it but would be handy even on your own๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  10. Getting stuck in, it's a lot of parts! Clever bit of packaging and as luck would have it I've ended up with 2 manuals so i can look at 2 pages at once, which helps๐Ÿ‘
  11. Little hondas engines are so good ๐Ÿ‘ Almost all of my grinding is done with a brushless, cordless makita these days, I couldn't be without it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ large amounts of sanding is pretty much the only time I'd chose corded
  12. I'm a massive fan of cordless tools, especially Angle grinders, but for lots of sanding- I'd guess the main use of the grinder for a carver- I'd definitely go for corded. The cost of a brushless grinder and a couple of batteries would definitely get a good used honda engined genny like mine๐Ÿ‘
  13. Honda suitcase inverter would be ideal and great quality, but they are pretty costly. The Clarke(machine mart) versions may be worth a look, depending on the warranty. I've got a normal, open framed Pramac 3000watt honda gx engine, they're only a couple of hundred quid used and very reliable. I wouldn't want to carry it into a wood but its fine to move in a barrow or lift in and out of a van. It's got decent A/V feet so I'm quite happy running it in the back of a pick up/van.
  14. Its on the trailer ready to take to the workshop tomorrow, really looking forward to it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Went to the Weird and Wonderful World of Wood(really great day out)yesterday, saw loads of great milled timber and more finished products, now I really can't wait to get stuck in!
  15. Not found anything like that so far, mine is the g660 pro, supplied completely assembled. I wouldn't buy it as my primary saw, I've got a Spud Ported 461 for that๐Ÿ‘Œ I just wanted something that could do a few more inches for not much money, without chancing an overpriced, nicked or knackered used saw. There are plenty of people with far more experience using these saws than me who's opinions on the quality/lifespan are more valuable than mine! But in answer to the original question, I bought it from the ebay store, shipped from china and can't fault that part๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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