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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 09-11-2012 08:32 PM

Couple of thoughts. A swing blade mill (Peterson or Lucas) can handle that log. The swing blade mill can cut out one slab, and cut the rest into dimension lumber, but both have slabbing attachments that drive a chain saw with a 4- stroke engine. I have milled walnut that size with a double-ended chain saw mill (Granberg Alaska mill), running a Husqvarna 372 on one end and a Stihl 660 on the other. Every slab took about 20 minutes and a tank of fuel in each saw, but it was worth it. As happy as I am with my Norwood band saw mill, you might consider a Hudson. The Oscar 52 can handle 52” logs, though I’ve never seen one in person. That’s asking a lot from the mill!

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