Woodland Mills HM130 Max Sawmill – Complete Setup with a Custom Stand

Hey it's Brock here from Rock Hill Farms And today we're going to be setting up My new Woodland Mills hm 130 Max Sawmill And I am really excited to finally have My own Mill here on the property but I'm A little bit concerned that a setup Video might be boring so to prevent that Throughout this video I'll be telling Jokes juggling and explaining the single Bullet theory with cups and string Now a few days ago I put out a video Building this stand right here to set The mill on and I think it turned out Really nice since that video was Published I have treated this with a Gallon of Thompson's water seal it's Kind of odd because I picked a really Light finish on purpose but because I'm Using it on a different type of wood it Turned out much darker so this is Several Shades Darker on this rough sawn Oak than what it looked like on the can But that's all right Anyway first thing I gotta do is clear The site where this is going to set and Get it moved over there so let's get Started Now if I'm gonna level this thing According to the instructions the spot It sits needs to be leveled And I'm gonna start off Using the transit level to make sure This area is level I thought before I Did it I'd go ahead and tell our first

Story of the day And it involves two of my favorite Things which is tractors And sawmills Rough cut Lumber So This is a story about a wooden tractor And that sounds hard to believe but it's It was really a wooden tractor it had Wooden Wheels a wooden engine a wooden Transmission And it wouldn't run I set the transit to the center because That seemed like the high point but it's The same height on this side as it is in The center it's maybe two inches low Over there I am still going to bring the bucket in Here because it's gotten wavy over time And if you're one of your legs is Sitting on a little bump it's going to Throw you off so we'll get this leveled Up real quick and get started Foreign Was perfectly level it's really well Packed I think this is going to make a Really good home for the Sawmill until I Can build a dedicated Sawmill shed Foreign [Applause] [Applause] Foreign Now we know the ground is level but I've Never put a level on my stand

That is about as level as I can get This is a six foot level and I've Checked it in a bunch of different Places Pretty darn close I guess I'll say one More thing about leveling there are Leveling feet all the way down the mill So you can set it on an uneven surface And level the mill But I don't think it would be smart to Just let the mill do all the leveling And say we're setting it on a little bit Of a slope and our stand is twisted and We'll just compensate for all that with The mill I think leveling at every step Is the best bet I've stalled long enough let's cut the Straps off that box and see what we got In there I don't know what I was thinking Expecting this box to be light This is the track extension which we Probably won't need till the end So I'm gonna go ahead and lay that down Over here Here we have a pack of 10 extra blades The big reveal is the Box inside of the Box So I just started ripping the cardboard Off this pulling all the boxes out I Realized how heavy this saw head is Going to be decided maybe I should slow Down a minute find the instructions and Go through this one step at a time so

It's got a canister right here on the Side screw the top off and inside of That is your owner's manual your Assembly instructions and an owner's Manual for the engine so I'm going to Take a lunch start reading this manual Maybe watch some other videos on it and Get back to this here in a little bit According to the instructions the first Thing you want to do Take all the boxes out like I started Off with Second thing you want to do is unbolt This section of the crate And lay the mill head back onto four by Fours with cardboard that requires two 13 millimeters The reason you have to lay that back is The way it's balanced in the crate is These two boxes are supporting the head Once you roll that back you can unpack Those two boxes which I believe are the Bottom rails and or the first thing you Actually Assemble So when I watch a setup video or I Picture doing this These rails seem like this light little Thing at the bottom but I mean each Piece of this is heavy This box had our two log clamps those Things are heavy too I don't know if I thought this was going To blow away or what but I keep being Surprised

Foreign Plates They go between the rail sections Now the manual tells you to put four by Fours across where you're building it And that's not because it's supposed to Sit on those it's because you're going To need to put bolts underneath the Rails so I've done that I've got four by fours spaced out all The way down this Just to hold it up long enough to get These bolts in And to get the feet put on what's in This box right here is a track extension Which is basically a repeat of the two Boxes I just opened One nice thing I didn't realize is all Of these track sections are exactly the Same It's two sections that come with the Standard kit the tracking extension is Identical there's no A and B there's no Left and right you can't do it backward You just lay them all out with the wide Part facing in and then everywhere There's a joint these have eight holes The ends of the rail has four holes you Put these under here and use it to bolt The sections together and that's why you Want this elevated But after we lay out the rails the next Thing we do is set the bunks in place Now these bunks look fairly similar but

Some of them have two holes and some of Them have four The ones that have four holes go in the Joints where your rails come together Because you're bolting to both rails the Ones that only have two holes go in the Center of a rail section and at each end Of your Mill you have this bunk that's a Little different and does not have the Stainless steel Plate wear plate for your logs So and you go through and lay them all Out Then you're going to get your M10 By 25 volts That go through your Center log rest or Log bunks and then the longer m1035s Go where you're clamping your two rails Together because you also have the Thickness of the plate And the nice thing about all these bolts Is every bag has a little card in it That tells you the bolt size so you're Not having to figure that out as you go We went through the whole Mill and put All of the bolts in Just finger tight now we need to run Them down until they're snug And then we're going to square the mill Once they're all square we'll use an Impact driver to tighten them all the Way All the bolts are in and snug now it Says the outside to outside measurement

Of the Rails should be 37 inches I Didn't know how much movement there Would actually be so I tapped them in And out you can get Between an eighth and a quarter of an Inch of movement so you can go a little Past or a little short so we went all The way down it we've lined the edges up Where the pieces go together to get 37 And measured it at every joint and we're 37 all the way down now we need to take Some diagonal measurements and the Picture shows that happening at this Corner But with these on I don't know how you Would measure that corner without Attaching something so I'm going to Measure from this point right here and Go diagonals So we have 230 inches on this diagonal 228 on that So to shorten this diagonal we'll move This entire rail That way and there's two inches Difference between it but moving it an Inch should Square them up and get 229 On both so I'm just going to tap on the End of the rail from that end until we Get 229 Now we're 229 and an eighth In each Direction caddy Corner make sure We're still 37 here All right I think we're all squared up Now we can actually tighten all these

Down I was getting ready for the next step Realized I put these on wrong there's Four sets of holes here your end bunks Go on that outside set of holes pretty Clearly shown in the instructions but if You were watching me do it I did it Wrong right here so I got to move these Two out and the one on the end I've got To move out Now that the frame is complete we're Installing the legs These go through a set of larger holes That run the length of the rail For the regular Mill you would have six On each side with the extension I've got Nine on each side so you're going to Stick the long bolts through the feet These are M16 by 120 And then you've got M16 nuts first you Put the bolt through tighten the nut Down then you run this down most of the Way Put it through put a nut on top and go All the way down both sides doing that Removing these blocks and then we'll Start leveling Now we just gotta lift them up take all The blocks out not lift it too high I Did it two A bit Okay now we got to start all the nuts on The top but we're not going to run them

All the way down because we still have To level this The next step in the instructions is Using these nuts to level the mill but Before we do that I'm going to do Something that doesn't tell me to which Is attach these feet To my stand most people probably aren't Setting this up on this type of stand But mine is so high up in the air and I'm intending to use big logs I really Want this to be secure And I thought about just using wood Screws but it's a lot of weight and so I've got these lag bolts I think these Are a quarter inch by two inch They just barely fit through these holes And 18 feet four lag bolts two inch lag Bolts per foot this will be 72 lag bolts I think that'll be pretty sturdy So I got my Son-in-law here to help Stepped on a rusty nail which is my Fault And uh you know he asked me like should I get a tetanus shot and I said yeah Later after we're done And Ain't gonna rot off tonight So uh he's stuck around I gotta give him A little bit of credit I've been singing la cucaracha but we're Gonna do that off camera Now is about leveling I got a six foot

Level the longer you're level the better It's going to work Or easier We're just a tiny bit Higher on this end so we need we need to Raise this one we also need to check Across here to see if we want to raise This or lower down there It's going to be a little bit Tedious Checking level Across this way at every spot and Lengthwise but just take our time and Get it right Okay so we're going to call this one Ground Zero and set everything from here Going the other direction Which this one has about Three quarters of an inch of thread Above it Needs to keep going A little we're getting close get the Tops tight again I think yeah it is We're gonna have what we'll have that Halfway threaded off but I don't want to Move them all down Okay brought that up till it touches Tighten them all down And then hopefully we can just level the Other side off this side and then we'll Get our final measurement going the Other way tight Next thing is these saw stops looks like They go right on here and keep the wind

From blowing your saw head off but every Mill I've went to they said make sure You put vice grips on this channel to Stop your Saw Head from Rolling off the End well it seems like it'd have Something built in so we'll find out if That's actually works for this [Music] Next we're attaching the log clamps We're going to slide the actual clamp Over this pipe And then we slide this piece on and These will attach with the same bolts That we used for all of the log bunks I figured it'd be easy to do this Without the actual clamp in So the next step here is squaring up the Log stops I dropped my log stop in tighten it down With the t-handle and if it's not Square When I do that I can run These bolts into two holes in the back I Get the camera around here where you can See what I'm talking about These are just adjustments for Squaring the post And I'm just going to screw them in There just enough that they'll stay But I am going to check all of them but The first two have been Square enough Foreign I mentioned this earlier that this Really is great

The tag on that Just by picking these bags up I can see Exactly what's in there these are the M12 by 80 millimeter there's also M12 by 90s and M12 by 110. But having them bagged separately with The identification card Fantastic attention to detail on taking A complicated assembly and making it Easier And so far the instructions have been Fantastic Now we've got two of these You stand them up this way but it says Make sure let me read it again be sure The bolts Point outward and the carriage Wheels are positioned on the inside of The legs So this one must go on that side This is why it tells you to have this About six inches up in the air As if this was If this was six inches it would line up I've got it on four by fours So I'm gonna have to raise the Saw Head Just a little bit to get these bolts Through Thank you I accidentally figured out the easy way To do that because I was going To try lifting the mill head until this Other bolt lined up but because the this L-shaped brackets against the ground Just by pulling back on it it leveraged

And lifted it up to the hole Okay the instructions say I tighten this Down until these two walls are touching This post but not tight This is the point when an intelligent Person would go sit down and take a Break Because this is the first time the Instructions said I need two people and My son-in-law had to leave said he'd be Gone about an hour to take my grandson To practice So I can either stop or I think it's Probably not that heavy I've got to Stand this up And it's going to Pivot on these rounded Points right here Let me just see I think it's great that Woodland Mills Advises two people to do that but it was Actually easier than I thought Next step is installing the rear post We've got two holes here and two holes In the post But this step tells me to only put the Bottom bolt in so I think this other Hole will Will attach more than just these pieces Same bolts as last time still going in From the inside still two washers And once again we're just going to Snug This Okay first time I got confused

Was on these spacers I had to go back to The original list of what came there's a Five millimeter 12 millimeter and 20. On this long bolt we're using the 12 Millimeter we're using a five millimeter Down here and the 20s are for later so We got the long bolt spacer Then we've got the pulley And it has a snap ring on it you have to Put the snap ring facing in so that your Washer Still sets flat Yeah this diagram was just a little bit Hard to see on this so on this bottom Bolt below the pulley that's where You're using the thinnest spacer it's a Five millimeter And then the bracket slides over it And then your washer And your nut And then we've got a shorter M12 by 35 Bolt this is this little bolt is the First thing that's came in from the Outside Everything else has come from the inside Out if you noticed it's got a little bit Dark since the last shot in the video Same thing that happened when I was Putting together the mill stand I lose track of what day it is and where I'm supposed to be and I had to take my Daughter to cheerleading But I'm pretty determined this is going To get finished today

Luckily I don't have a lot of neighbors To complain about me being out here late Bolting this tank on is pretty Straightforward Four bolts four nuts And as soon as I finished putting this On I realized I had it flipped upside Down and I turned it around off camera Next step and it feels like we're Getting close although I know we haven't Hooked up the cables For the height adjustment yet next step Is the battery In terms of the battery to use it's got Measurements for the battery that will Fit inside this box And then it says 250 cold cranking amps Minimum 300 recommended this lawnmower Battery is the exact size of these Measurements here which is probably not A coincidence And it has 350 cold cranking amps There's a bolt right here that they've Designated for your ground cable to the Battery It's already got two connections on this Bolt They do include the bolts for the Terminals And we've got negative And the battery is connected nice and Easy And As I said earlier the reason I went with

This is I like that it's all enclosed Feeling a little bit guilty this one Piece here is already scratched up Gosh Don't even have it put together and I'm Already abusing it The routine here feels pretty similar Leave everything loose this entire thing Is all still loose we've got four of the Same bolts we've been using and then one Longer one with a 20 millimeter spacer And a pulley behind him This right here is why everything's Still loose you'd never get anything Together if you type them up But now we will snug Everything on this section Next step is installing the hour meter And it's kind of a cool thing when I saw This I thought I'm gonna have to run Wires down or something but it doesn't Work that way it's vibration based so This panel is going to vibrate enough That it can tell it's moving and that's How it records I won Woodland Mills Sawmill I visited last week has still Said zero because he didn't know you Have to cut this little wire before it Starts working Meanwhile there's two little screws with Washers and and nuts that attach this Next we have our log lift Crank handle And

This one uses one of the same bolts that We've been using on the bottom And then a longer one on the top with a Pulley Just like we have been Very Familiar repetitive process for the Assembly of this everything's kind of Done the same way which makes sense So this one is pretty similar but the The difference is it has a 150 Millimeter bolt because there are two Pulleys on this Bolt And now that that's in This little bolt is already in the other End of this arm so we'll go ahead and Attach that Next is our cables Each side of the mill head already has a Cable attached to a bolt here and we Just have to Route it To where it goes Over this pulley And we come down to this lower pulley The bottom of this these two stacked Pulleys The lower pulley here Each cable has two flange nuts you're Going to take the back one off and these Two are going to connect to a little Eyelet here that sets your cable tension Right now we're just putting them on but Not tightening them Hey we got to open the cabinet for the

First time Just to bolt the scale on it's got two Little bitty bolts that are already on It They go through here Step You just got this little plastic piece That clamps in here then we attach this Which is a log height indicator a lot of People are doing a free upgrade from Woodland Mills to a different style of This that gives a more clear reading of Your height But that's something to worry about Another day Okay Boy we're so close to the end I can Taste it Tastes like that Oak log that we cut up Yesterday Next is the push handle no washers with This just bolts and nuts this is Adjustable positioning you won't know Till you're standing there using it how You want it So we're just going to go ahead and lock It down here probably a big determining Factor on the angle of this handle will Be how tall you set your Mill up you've Got it on the ground it's going to feel Different than mine that's 32 inches up Actually the way I we did the legs it May be 35 inches The Next Step was bolting on the lever

That engages your blade and for some Reason I didn't have anything to say About that Okay now we got a handle for the blade Guide Foreign We have two steps left and then we're Setting this thing on We got one tube that goes from the Lubrication tank Down to here And then the second hose goes from here Down to the blade These things are enormous and I don't Have a wrench that big I might go get a wrench tomorrow this Big But for right now we're going to get it Just tight enough to get it set in It [Music] But it's gonna turn itself for us Foreign Okay I'm gonna try to line these back Two on first to go slow Well I wouldn't say that was easy but we did It in a day And Basically for me this has been a two-day Process one day to build the stand Second day to set the mill on it now There was a day in between when all I Did was apply this Thompson's water seal

To the stand But tomorrow we're gonna Mill that first Log I am really excited about it I think The way I've set this up on the stand at This height As a guy who's getting older and has a Little bit of back problems this is Going to be really comfortable for me And especially since I have the ability To lift even large logs up this high So really impressed with Woodland Mills That There's a thousand pieces to this and There wasn't a single thing that was Missing or mislabeled or anything that Wasn't accurate in the instructions so Really impressed and can't wait to start Putting it to use so I appreciate you Taking time to watch the video put links On the screen to more of our videos and I'll see you next time

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