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Author Topic: Ripsaw for Husky 395  (Read 1937 times)

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Ripsaw for Husky 395
« on: January 24, 2007, 10:37:08 PM »
http://www.ripsaw.com/

How many of you have had a chance to utilize this portable Alaska style mill? I have one being offered to me extremely cheap.

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Re: Ripsaw for Husky 395
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 10:46:05 PM »
Hmm, why so cheap if it works? Looks like an interesting idea though, it would be faster with less waste than a conventional chainsaw mill.
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Re: Ripsaw for Husky 395
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 10:49:02 PM »
My uncle is 88 and he bought it 6 years ago to mill a walnut and a large plum tree.  Not enough energy in the old gent to do more trees.

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Re: Ripsaw for Husky 395
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 11:20:28 PM »
From what I have read they they dont like bark or dirt much - like most bandsaws.
One guy was using an Alsakan style mill to strip the sides and top off his logs, a chainsaw mill is a lot more forgiving of bark (or at least easier to sharpen). Then once he had a clean square cant the ripsaw did a good job slicing it into boards. Faster and less waste than the Alaskan.

If it's your Uncle you can probably arrange to try it for a weekend and see how it goes?

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Ian
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Re: Ripsaw for Husky 395
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 11:28:04 PM »
It is in the garage right now.


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