i havnt ran the mill, but have alot of lumber cut. and i feed the sawyer.. i use anchorseal and some of the time i havnt used anything..but the mill just down the road from me doesnt use anything,,they cut it ship it and the kilns do the coating..in various colors for identification usually.. it does seem to help on the checking but yu can still get some depending ont he drying regime..it was about 75$ for five gallon bucket and a rollor or a pait brush works well for most logs the roller is the best in my opinion.. yu can look back and see some of the cuts i have shown here.. the last one we cut 2700Bf in a 12 hr day..didnt waste to much time keep the boards cleared and the next log on deck..the sawyer i now use is top notch in my book.. ANCHORSEAL works
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