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Re: DIY sawmill build
« Reply #260 on: November 15, 2020, 04:32:46 PM »
Bigger is always better!  I upgraded early on from a 7hp to 18hp twin.  If I had the option to go the extra 2 to make a 20, hp, I wouldn't hesitate!
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Re: DIY sawmill build
« Reply #261 on: November 15, 2020, 09:16:13 PM »
I was going to say plenty of ppl saw with 7 hp. It is not ideal but it is doable. My plan from the start was the biggest I could get for a good price. and that was the 22 hp predator from harbor freight. I have not regretted that engine yet.

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« Reply #262 on: November 16, 2020, 05:20:03 AM »
Harbor Freight was my plan also but I see so many bad ratings on it.  It re)y discourages me.

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« Reply #263 on: November 16, 2020, 05:26:59 AM »
Idk about the bigger harbor freight motors but I put a 13hp ona log splitter last winter.  Ran he crap out of it.  Left it out all summer in the weather with whatever cheap gas I had in it. And it fired right up 3rd pull this fall.  Least to say Im impressed with it for the price. 


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