I have a bunch of beetle kill pine logs that I need to have milled. The local mill quoted $200.00 an hour to mill it. I don't mind paying that if they produce a good amount. A person should get paid for what they do.
It is a round blade type of mill. They have the potential to produce it fast, from what I have heard. The logs are a minimum of 15 inches diameter and average 12 foot long.
1. Is that price about the norm?
2. How much should I be able to expect, ball park, to get milled in an hour? I want half 1 inch and half 3/4 inch and as wide as they can cut it. No dimensional lumber. I can do that later.
What I am trying to avoid is paying 200 to get each log milled. At a price of 200 each log I would do better to buy a mill. I am going to do that eventually but it isn't in the budget till at least next summer.