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Ripsaw?
« on: August 15, 2004, 08:47:49 AM »
Any body familiar with the ripsaw portable bandmill
http://      thanx  ??? ??? :-/

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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004, 08:50:19 AM »
oops still new to this tried to put in a link to http://www.ripsaw.com/ :-[

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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2004, 01:49:42 PM »
  If yer talkin about the small model, I had some Pine sawed with one. The guy made great wedges. You nail spikes in the end of the log, and the very first cut he made, I motioned to him about the spike. He waved me off and proceeded to cut right into it.  :o ::) ;D :D :D :D

 It put me off something like that. There are mills like the Norwood, that cost $3500.00 or so. You might want to look around a little more. That little thing was Waaaaaayyy too labor intensive for me to consider. :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2004, 04:06:16 PM »
Iv basicly got two types of cutting to do one is logs 12-14 foot for lumber beams etc... the other is to square off 3 sides of a bunch of 9"dia 40 ft long logs for the walls in a log cabin i am building i dont want to have to build a bed for a 40 ft log when i will only have to cut about 15 of them :-/ :-/

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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2004, 05:23:56 PM »
   I see yer point. They WILL cut. Ya gotta bend over and push. My belly couldn't take all that abuse.  ::) ;D ;D

 The one that was here, had an opening of 14" I believe. The 066 Stihl would scream right in yer face and the exhaust fumes and heat were stifling.

 I DID cut 4---24 foot long 6 X 8's for our logging boat with a homemade bracket for my 041 Stihl and a couple of straight 2 X 4's for a guide rail. Wasn't REAL pretty, and I knew nothing about sharpening a chain to rip with.
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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2004, 05:32:57 PM »
James , I bought my Ripsaw in 1996 and I like it . It is not a production mill . Check your instant mesages . Scott

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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2004, 07:59:48 PM »
thanx for the input guys decisions decisions ::) ::)
trying to decide if it would be worthwhile making extentsions for a40 foot log for a good mill or go with something lite for just the few cuts i'll need :-/ :-/

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Re: Ripsaw?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2004, 09:54:13 PM »
I would say get an alaskan mill and some ripping chain for your needs and save a couple thousand. ;)
Andy


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