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Published on Jan 23, 2015
http://permies.comhttp://patreon.com/paulwheaton This video shows some modifications we made to our electric sawmill. It is an electric swingblade sawmill made by Peterson Portable sawmills located in New Zealand. It has a ten inch blade and makes a maximum of a four inch deep cut. Weston G. shows us several modifications that have been made on this saw mill including pull pin adjustment for both the vertical and horizontal axis.
The sawmill arrived with a setup where you would move a "ruler" each time you wanted to roll the mill horizonally. After you picked how far to move it, you would loosen a knob, roll the mill and tighten a knob. It took a fair bit of time, and the boards came out in varrying thicknesses. The knob would wear out quickly and would sometimes just get loose on its own. This new system was devised by Tim Wheaton - a pin on a spring is pulled out, slide the mill and pop the pin back in.
The vertical adjustments used to be done with something similar. A ruler was mounted to each of the four corners. You would move the ruler the amount you wanted to move, then tighten the ruler down. Then you would loosen the rail, move the rail, tighten the rail. Now there was room for slight variations on all four corners. The new pins and springs system is far more accurate.