This log measured 32" on the small end and averaged 38" on the large end. Handled it no problem. I normally don't get logs this big and I admit I was a little nervous when I started to saw this log. But I was gentle and took my time and had no problems.
Mark Wood, Virginia (Sept 2010)
Idaho TK Owner Cuts Big Rocky Mountain Timbers
This is just one of the huge logs Floyd Thompson of Idaho has sawn with his TimberKing B-20. He's rightly proud of what he's done with the mill, including cutting the wood for raised panel doors and cabinets! (Aug 2010)
TK Owner Makes and Sells Alligator Juniper Furniture
TK Owner JD Roe writes:
We just sold this queen size platform bed out of custom sawed Juniper lumber on our own mill for $695. And made these two coffee tables at the same time because we'd sold all the others from $169 to $279 each depending on size. Every piece of juniper is hand finished with teak oil (about 20 coats). Marge is the one with patience for the finish sanding and oiling. We are now taking orders for custom one of a kind furniture while the Alligator Juniper lasts. Of course we're also raising and selling turkeys, ducks, chickens & pheasants. Just call JD the Bird Whisperer. He spends hours talking to his birds. The turkeys follow him around like dogs and come to the sliding glass door every morning looking for treats and leaving BIG poops on the porch. The garden is fenced to keep out the birds and seeds are starting to come up. It's in the high 80's here every day. We had one spitting thunder and lightning day but no monsoon yet. Hope you are all enjoying the summer. JD & Marge
Kind Words from Proud TimberKing 1220 Owner in West Virginia!
We were very pleased a couple of weeks back to receive this nice email from Wyatt Reed of West Virginia:
I would like to take this time to tell you how pleased we are with the TimberKing 1220 mill, the planer/molder, and the other accessories we have purchased. We are still doing a lot of learning but have made some beautiful oak cabinets for my brothers house. We done everything from the tree to hanging them on the wall ourself. Its a great feeling of satisfaction. The mill is great. Easy to set up and saws great... We learned early on to keep a sharp blade on the mill to get the best lumber. In fact something we noticed that we kinda guage by is the roller that is behind the blade. When we start to see that roller turning we change to a sharp blade. I like to push the mill when possible because it gives me a feel for what is going on. The molder/planer makes some beautiful molding. The tooth setter was easy to set up and to use. Two thumbs up on it as well...All in all we are very satisfied and you have life long customers here...Sorry to be so long winded but I have a lot of pride in what we are doing and accomplished.
Wyatt Reed, Princeton, WV
A Logger in Southern California?
Yep and he owns a TimberKing 1220 mill and a Kenworth logging truck. What can we say? Cam Berloger has good taste in equipment!
TimberKing Owner Builds Incredible Barn!
TK B-20 Owner Jerry Huffman has built a couple of amazing buildings. He was kind enough to share his photos with us! Click HERE to see more!
B-20 Tackles Monster Log
Thought you might enjoy this picture of me and my TimberKing sawmill tackling a HUGE poplar log. I had several of these logs off of a neighbor's farm and I cut them all on my mill. I cut all the parts for this pole building out of these logs. The building is 95 feet long by 58 feet wide. The mill works Very Good. All lumber is very accurate and smooth to work. The best mill I have ever used.
Fred Young, MO
"Smooth Sailing" with TimberKing
Just wanted to drop a line and say hello. I picked up that 1220...last July. The mill is working fine and it's been smooth sailing. I am now mowing through some beautiful red oak. Those Ultra blades are nice. Thanks for your help and it was sure nice meeting you and your crew. You guys did a fine job!
Erik Radke, MN
1600 Bandmill "Enriches" Life
I want to thank you all for enriching my life with the 1600 bandmill...Our own President Carter will be hunting out of a goose blind built from lumber cut from our 1600. I also cut lumber for the lodge that he will stay over in during his hunt...I have also made parts & cut lumber for one of the last skip jacks that harvest oysters on the Chesapeake Bay...I want to thank you for [helping me] get a good start in this life. Thank you all very much.
Mark F. Robinson, MD
"Truest Lumber I've Ever Seen"
My TimberKing saws the truest lumber I've ever seen come off a mill.
Al Keskimaki, MI
Praise from Leading Trade Publication
Looking at the TimberKing 1600, it's easy to forget that this is a middle-of-the-line mill - the heavy construction and hydraulics give it the appearance and many of the functions of a full-sized production mill...the 25-horsepower motor provides plenty of power for cutting and hydraulics, and all controls operate smoothly and consistently.
Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine
"Keep up the good old American hard work."
I am so totally satisfied with my mill...I did a lot of research before buying my mill and decided on the TimberKing... mainly because I felt it was more heavily made...than any of the others. I know it weighs more than the others I considered. I also chose TimberKing because [my sales rep] was professional, courteous, willing to listen and answer my questions, no matter how long it took...You have a great product and a great company. Keep up the good old American hard work.
Curtis Seebeck, TX
Proud to own the BEST mill made
Your mills are truly a first-class product. I drove over 1000 miles to pick up my TimberKing sawmill and Talon edger and am completely satisfied...I am proud to own the BEST portable saw mill made. Once again, thanks and tell the guys and gals building your mills they are the BEST!
Phil Abbett, IN
Aerospace Engineer Prefers 4-Post Design
I help design and build spacecraft for Lockheed Martin for a living. From an engineering standpoint, the 4 post head [is a] clear winner over the competitive design.
Jeffery Sincell, NJ
Twice the Mill for Half the Money
I just received my new TimberKing portable sawmill. This is the best mill ever!!! I have owned and operated other mills...The TimberKing portable mill is twice the mill...for just a little over half the money.
Jeff Bogie, VT
Pays for Itself 20 Times Over
We work our TimberKing six days a week and cut around 200,000 board feet last year. The mill has paid for itself about twenty times over.
Johnny Sharp, TX
Thanks for a Great Machine!
Thanks for building a great machine! Although I'm new to sawing, the lumber I cut on my 1600 comes out straight and true with virtually no inconsistencies in thickness or width. The added hydraulics is a life saver!
Kevin Davidson, FL
Treated Like a King
I am so happy with my mill, I have already delivered and sold an order of lumber. I was treated like "A KING" at the factory - by [my sales person] who answered my questions and had my order ready...I love my mill.
Jim Eisel, UT
Prompt and Courteous Service
I've had my sawmill just over a year and a half, and it has kept me busy custom sawing for other people. I'd like to thank you for the prompt and courteous service when I call for information or assistance. All of my customers have commented on the quality of the lumber.
Don Crusore, KY
1220 Saws "Clean Through" Massive Oak Log
As you can see, I get some real logs. This is a red oak board, sawed clean through by my 1220 mill. I have a 3 foot six inch hard maple up to mill next. Got to drill a well today, but I'd rather be sawing.
Jim Wilcox, WI
Best Mill on the Market
I want to thank all of you folks at TimberKing...You have done more than sell the Best Mill on the market, you have stood behind everything you said and more.
Bill Baer, OK
Your instructor did a wonderful job explaining the mill and took his time. Thanks to all of your people for a fine job in helping me decide which mill to buy.
Don Orth, IL
Every Stick Sawed on a TimberKing
Every stick of wood is this log house -- all the timbers, logs, sheathing and rafters -- was cut on my TimberKing sawmill. It's a heck of a machine.
Raymond Burton, OH
Easy Set Up...Excellent Cuts
I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know [about]...my satisfaction with the 1220 .... I was able to set it up easily and it produced excellent quality cuts from the first time I used it. Having dealt with many companies over the years, I appreciate TimberKing's thorough process from sales to delivery.
Vincent Pombo, NJ
44 Foot Ridge Beam with 1220
Thought you might be interested in what my husband is doing with the Model 1220 mill we purchased from you. This picture shows a 16 inch square ridge pole 44 feet long. As you can probably guess, he loves [his mill].
Liz Whittier, AZ
Excellent Product…Excellent Service
Many thanks for always being so friendly...It is your excellent service along with your dedication to an excellent product that makes TimberKing such a joy to own.
Jim & Sally S., OH
Looks Forward to Many More Years with TimberKing
I want to commend you on building not only very good products but also putting together a very excellent and professional staff...It is easy to speak to other people who are interested in your products because of the personal support that I and everyone else who own your products have received...I am looking forward to many more years of doing business with TimberKing.
Tom Schall, MO
Excellent Resale Value
Just a short note to let you know that due to some health problems, I had to sell my mill. I owned it just over 2 years and really enjoyed turning rough looking logs into beautiful boards...I made pretty good $$$$ too. Over all it was a great experience, great mill, great service and got a good price when I sold it.
Keep up the good work!!!!!
Kenny Piehl, IA
"Extremely Reliable and Durable"
Attached is a photo of me with one of my smaller logs on the mill. Its a piece of mesquite that started about 24" round x 11' long and weighed an estimated 3800lbs. The saw cut it with no problem and the same blade was used on two other smaller pieces. The biggest piece slabbed out so far was Pecan that measured 30" in diameter and 14' long. It yielded close to 400 bdft. As soon as it finishes drying it will become furniture...[One friend] has used the saw to cut over 100 - 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" cedar timbers, some 18' in length, to build his barn and house from and [another friend] made several custom pieces of furniture with the wood he has cut…The saw has been extremely reliable and durable.
Mike Cook, TX
Loves to Brag about his TimberKing
So far just about the only thing I like more than turning logs into lumber on my TimberKing bandsaw mill is to tell other folks about it. I can hardly get the mill warmed up when a neighbor will stroll by or a local contractor will stop on the roadside just to look at my mill and of course I invite them on in for a little bragging session, most fun I have had in a long time....have a good day..GOD BLESS AMERICA...
Bill Wirth, NY