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Author Topic: Suggestions for milling saw  (Read 368 times)

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Offline alanh

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Suggestions for milling saw
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:45:56 PM »
 I am thinking of having a guy I know build me a saw to use when Alaskan style mil for the occasional log thats too big for the band mill. I get it with its heasier to stay away from big logs but this is a hobby so what are your ideas for the perfect ripping saw

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Re: Suggestions for milling saw
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 02:03:21 PM »
I have a Jonsred 2188



Iput a boat winch on it works better than trying to push it
if you find your self in a deep hole stop digging
saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
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Re: Suggestions for milling saw
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 02:44:38 PM »
Stihl 090AV .
It was  -40 below F wind chill when I made these white spruce 16 foot beams.


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Re: Suggestions for milling saw
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »
If you can find an 090 or an 076 or other vintage 100cc+ muscle saw in good running condition they make great mill saws. Otherwise, new options, IMO the best bet would be a 395xp, maybe a 3120 or 880 if you needed to do really big stuff. 661 wouldn't be a bad choice either. Basically you want big cubes, horsepower!
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Re: Suggestions for milling saw
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 06:40:06 PM »
For stuff to big for the slabber, my dream setup would be a double ended bar with a pair of 066/660/661s.

Like this:

Reasoning is that is about the biggest saw that I would have another use for and okay by itself, but 2 gives a lot of power.
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