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Posted on Where can I find a portable sawmill for rent that will cut a trunk over 44 inches in dm?

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 02:43 PM

John, I work with large diameter logs all the time, and these are outside of the realm of your typical sawmill operator. Fortunately for you, there is a business outside of Austin that specilizes in slabbing and milling very large diameter logs. Your best bet is to trailer your log over to Brandon Berdoll’s operation. He can both mill and kiln dry your wood. Let me know if you would like his contact info.

If you follow Jake’s advice and find a local Woodmizer owner, you’re going to need to make sure that they can handle a log weighing in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs (44” BW x 10’ long log). Plus, you will need to sacrifice some of the logs diameter as even the largest, commonly available Woodmizer mills can only handle a 36” dimeter log.

I think that you’ll find that most Woodmizer operators are not equipped to handle logs this size. They are great mills for logs under 30” diameter though.

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