DL Timber Tech 180º swing blade mill.
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Initial test cut of a D&L Timber Tech 180º Swing Blade Saw Mill

Our D&L Timber Tech 180º swing blade saw mill arrived in late March. I think it was March. Anyway, its been a while. Just finding some time to get it set up and now at the stage of fine tuning the kerf cut in vertical and horizontal planes.

I’ve got several big old pine logs to practise on that have been in the yard for a couple years now. After removing the top slag from the log, its time to make some horizontal cuts to see if the blade needs some tweaking.

D&L Swing Blade 180º
A slight adjustment needed.

No surprise, most saws need to be adjusted upon setup.

Next up, cut a 1×4 board and see what comes off the log.

4 inch wide board test cut, needs a 5/16 inch adjustment to the kerf measureing.
1 inch thick board test cut.

Here’s a 5 minute video while doing the test cuts.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.


  • Mark Newby

    Our company purchased a D & L Sawmill in April 21. Its now October and we are still awaiting backordered parts. Customer service has not responded to emails and the owner was defensive to the point of calling me a jerk. This has been the worst business decision I have made in a long industrial career. If I could do it over, I would opt to work with any number of reputable and service focussed companies. Based on my experience, D & L has been a horrible decision.

    • Jim Barry

      Hi Mark,
      Sorry to hear about that. I found Lindsay Flett to be a nice fellow. I wouldn’t rely totally on email when dealing with anything important. It’s not the most reliable means of communications. As for backordered parts, it’s an ongoing thing in many industries. Patience goes along way at this time. I no longer have the D&L, I sold it after 6 months.

    • Mel Thompson

      Mark, I am having similar frustrations with D&L, trying to buy one of their mills…just getting basic info. Their new marketing fellow, Guy Wilton, wrote a nasty email after I asked if the rails could be deleted. Their rails are priced about 8x what I could make them. Not rocket science.
      I asked for reviews or forum discussions from D&L owners–they did not have any source.

      Are you aware of any owner comments I could learn from?

      Thanks, Mel

      • Jim Barry

        The company does operate and maintain their own private discussion group for owners. You won’t get access to it until you purchase their mill. If you haven’t visited the ForestryForum web site, try there. I just replied to this recent question someone posted about the D&L Mill.

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