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Author Topic: if i buy( Saw Mill ez board walk 40 is this the best mill at $8000 range?  (Read 2193 times)

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Offline buildmyown

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about the ez board walk 40.  #1 how much does this weigh? #2 what if they close there doors one day, and you need parts can you find them else where?# 3 is the log turning add on work good,and can handle big heavy logs or do i need to find a after marker log turner ? # 4 can you find after market rail for longer logs? they want to much money for a 10 ft add on? i know thats alot of questions ,but if you know let me know plz:) ::) oh is it worth getting the 28 hp honda over the 24 hp?
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Re: thinging about getting the ez board walk 40 does anyone have one?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 06:37:17 pm »
I am no help on this mill. I am sure folks will chime in soon. Never can have to much HP.
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Re: thinking about getting the ez board walk 40 does anyone have one?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 07:19:22 pm »
ya horse power! thx:)   8)
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I started out with one.
1. I think it weighs less than 2000#. I hauled mine home on a 1 ton flatbed. I bet on their trailer it would pull easier than a boat,
2 I dont think they use any parts that couldnt be sourced from surplus center.com or a local auto parts or hardware store. They have a very simple and effective design.
3 I turned some 30''x 16' logs with it. IMO it is very good.
4I imagine you could get someone to build an track extension fairly reasonable. I built one for mine.
5 more hp is better. My ez model 40 only had a20 hp honda and it would cut fine. Something to remember is that when sawing for lumber or the best grade you spend just as much time making narrow cuts as you do making the wide cuts.

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just saw this on wood mizers sight i will link it for people:)

https://woodmizer.com/us/Resources/Wood-Mizer-Learning-Center/ArtMID/5164/ArticleID/134/how-to-choose-a-sawmill     you may need to copy and paste.this http?
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i will list what im thinking to buy for everyone to see so far im thinking.
the mill ez board walk 40 $7350
honda engine upgrade 24 to 28 hp $250
trailer pkg,and log turner its a hand winch $ 600 total $8200 plus shipping:(

Standard Features...

    20 ft track made from 6" channel steel
    Leveling stands
    24HP Honda Electric start engine (28 hp upgrade available)
    19" diameter band wheels
    Heavy duty sealed bearings
    Cuts at an angle for easy operation
    4 quick-clamp dogs
    Blade lube system
    Cuts 40" dia by 16'6" long logs
    Spring assist lift on head
    One lever operates clutch, throttle, and blade lube
    Guard prevents blade from cutting into clamps
    Optional Wheels and axle easily removable for stationary use
    Track extensions available in 4', 6', 8' and 10' lengths.

i should add im looking for my own use ,and some part time milling for extra income not a full time thing.
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I would be wanting the 10' extension to go with...
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 they want $800 for a 10 ft  thats way to much i will try to find someone that can prefab this!
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Take at look at the LinnLumber sawmills or the Thomas built, they may be alternatives you like.

Members here have both,

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ok i will thank you i think i looked at one of them.
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I have the model 40 and like it for what I do (cut for my own use).  As far as the parts, they are available in my location so no problem.  I thought about getting the extension, but you need some support equipment to handle the logs at the length it will cut without the extension and adding length will demand more or bigger support equipment, looking at my needs it didn't add up.  All in all any manual mill will require a lot of work and adding length will just make it more work.  So far I've been very satisfied with the mill.
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I have a Thomas. Few things I like about it,just press the throttle and saw,I can move my bunks to cut a piece of stove wood. I have not leveled my mill for years. I think the board walk is a good mill too. Just too far for me to go look at it.  ;D
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Maybe a dumb question, but if a person gets the extension, does it include extra log dogs?
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 its dam well should for $800 bucks?
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to tmarch i was thinking of getting a bobcat to drag the logs from the woods,and lift the logs on the mill,and lumber,to pallets,and stack. with forks on the bobcat.
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I would recommend some type of support equipment
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to tmarch i was thinking of getting a bobcat to drag the logs from the woods,and lift the logs on the mill,and lumber,to pallets,and stack. with forks on the bobcat.

I know a lot of folks here don't like skidloaders, but I've been a daily operator for 26 years and counting, and I love the versatility of mine.  I can make that machine stand up on 2 wheels and dance.  I use mine with forks to move logs and slabs around, as well as loading big logs onto the mill, and it does a great job. 

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a bobcat with forks, provided you size your skidloader purchase to handle the weight of the logs you plan on moving.  My New Holland is rated to "lift" 2500 lbs., but I have a weight kit on it, and it easily moves 3500 lb. machines with forks.  I think it would handle a 4000 lb. log without a problem, provided I don't try to lift it 10' in the air.  A foot off the ground is all I need.
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That guy would be toast at my place.

I worry about the motors running out of oil when tipped so extremely. He looks like some kinda wannabe compared to the black sheep.



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yes sir woodworker9 i called about a new tractor that can lift 2500 lbs a new kubota they want almost $ 40,000 joke. thats about what i want to spend on my house build:)
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