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Offline WoodSmith

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chainsaw milling
« on: October 14, 2005, 11:19:09 PM »
I'm going to be milling 24" doug fir with my Alaskan chainsaw mill. Whats your preference for motor CC's?
It sounds as though 67cc is probably minimum.
Any help here would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 06:53:38 AM »
I think most will agree, the most cc's you can afford.  When I han my Logosol, I ran a Stihl 066, and at times in larger cuts longed for an 088...

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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2005, 07:39:18 AM »
I used to run a pair of Husky 2101xp, I think they were about 96cc each, I still wanted more power. Eventually  gave  up on them and bought an old Woodmizer lt40. ;D ;D
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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 05:25:33 PM »
Same here, used to use a 3120 xp (119cc) and blowed it up, twice.   :o :-[   been preachin bandmill since I switched I could have afforded a much better mill If I started with a bandmill

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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 07:54:40 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
Where this log is layin Im afraid that anything but an alaskan mill will do the job.
I'll send pics
I'm sawing for my own use and pleasure of being in the woods
Thanks

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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 03:24:54 AM »
I sawed my own lumber for 20 years with an Alaskan mill powered by a 70 cc saw. Mostly WRC, a lot of pine, a bit of birch and one D-Fir log. I hired a guy with a portable sawmill to cut the rest of the D-Fir  :(.

In other words, as JPH and Captain say, get the biggest engine you can afford. 70 cc just isn't enough.
Bruce    LT40HDG28 bandsaw with two 6' extensions.
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Re: chainsaw milling
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2005, 07:28:33 AM »
I use a pair of 066's with my logosol.


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