Building your own bandmill (maybe) - WOODWEB- diy sawmill build ,I built a Procut mill and am now building a bandmill to run on the track. Full time job, wife and 2 small kids dictate that I can't spend big bucks and I will not have the available time to be milling for a living. However, the thought process and the satisfaction is more ...Building a bandmill from scratch - WOODWEBCurrently I have about $2500 dollars tied up in it that includes new rams, pump, and hydraulic motors. It's powered by a 30HP 4 cylinder Wisconsin. I am ordering the hydraulic spool valve unit this week. Should have around $6000 tied up in it all together. Not bad for a fully hydraulic sawmill.