I'll still hand draw. I still have a portable drafting table. From there, It's CAD.Who draws on paper anymore and they take up too much room
I also used them back in the 70s
Just talking about shop bandsaw, bandsaw mills can go way up in horses.:thumbsup:Realistically it needs a gas motor, I doubt this motor or any electric motor that isn't 3 phase would be sufficient. From what I've gathered this size mill needs at least 8hp to effectively cut through 20-24" diameter hardwood logs. Harbor Freight has a 400cc 8.5hp motor for around $250 that is supposedly pretty reliable. Thought about borrowing the 13hp Honda motor from my pressure washer but I'd rather not start down that road.
Ripping a 4X8 sheet lengthwise I can't always stay behind the saw, a lot of times I wind up alongside it. I wind up pushing the button with my thumb, so that makes controlling the saw even worse , I don't actually have a full grip on the saw and I'm doing an awkward cut.Pushing the button prior to the trigger took about 5 seconds to get used to.
Although it is likely considered some sort of safety to the user, seems to me its best most practical use us to keep the saw from turning on accidently...
Like when its in a tool box or being banged around on site.