Charlie Farr, Hud-Son Forest Equipment Freedom Line Sawyer Portable Sawmill
Dave’s Sawmill Sales 6-21-2019
2007 Fortune Drive
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
I wanted a sawmill that is made in America that was sturdy and up to the task at a reasonable price. The Hud-Son Sawyer looked right for me. On a whim I stopped by your showroom and spoke to a salesman. He answered all my questioned. I had a Ford Focus and he said it would fit. I said if it fits I’ll take it. It fit!
The Sawyer was easy to assemble. I enjoyed using only ASE wrenches. The unit started right up first pull. No adjustments needed.
They said it would cut up to a 19 inch log. So I put it to the test and put in a 19″x24″x8 1/2 foot long. Using the “cheeters” the Sawyer took 5″ off the top. The log yielded 8 2″x19″x8 1/2 foot long Willow natural edge boards! Very little waste. Fantastic!
They said it could cut small logs so I tried a 4 foot 7″ diameter Osage, just for fun. I got several 1 in natural edge boards. For a further test in the middle I tried 1/4″ thick board to be used instead of plywood. Flawless! Hardly any saw marks. I took 3 boards all the same thickness with no problem. Once again very little waste.
The Sawyer is just full of surprises. It’s like panning for gold. You just never know what you’re going to uncover and just how much lumber you can get out of a log.
This sawmill is just plain fun to use.