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Blog entry by Project of the day posted 09-20-2015 08:23 AM 1156 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think you will be surprised how big the difference actually is.
How big is the difference there between an electric chain saw and gasoline-powered.
Which do you think is fastest in a sawmill?


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-- Project of the day, Sweden, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsx6Ebzfq3YuzKNRw58ZdEw



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#1 posted 09-20-2015 05:15 PM

The E5 is delivering 15 HP of 3 phase 230V power, The MS391 is delivering 4.4 bhp so it is not hard to
understand why it can not keep up. The main problem would be getting the 3 phase power for the
sawmill, but it would be interesting to have one.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Project of the day

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 05:32 PM



The E5 is delivering 15 HP of 3 phase 230V power, The MS391 is delivering 4.4 bhp so it is not hard to
understand why it can not keep up. The main problem would be getting the 3 phase power for the
sawmill, but it would be interesting to have one.

- Bluepine38

totally agree with the large difference in power, but I myself was surprised that the difference was so great. Even though I sawed with both of them before I made this film

-- Project of the day, Sweden, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsx6Ebzfq3YuzKNRw58ZdEw

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 08:12 PM

Very interesting.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 09:31 PM

That Speed Saw was really spiting out some saw dust!!!
But man I love them stihl saws!
Very interesting video.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 09-21-2015 05:30 PM

I always viewed the advantage of rigs like the Logosaw as being able to take the saw into the woods nad cut the logs where they fell.

if you have to bring the log to the mill (where your 3 ph electric is) than you might as well set up a band saw mill.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 09:44 PM



I always viewed the advantage of rigs like the Logosaw as being able to take the saw into the woods nad cut the logs where they fell.

if you have to bring the log to the mill (where your 3 ph electric is) than you might as well set up a band saw mill.

- Mainiac Matt

I partially agree with you, but I use a chain saw when I take the saw in the forest and use the electric saw at the farm. I do not know if there would be some gain for me to use the band saw. Sure blade is a little thinner, but more difficult to sharpen. I think I saw with the same speed as a band sawmill

-- Project of the day, Sweden, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsx6Ebzfq3YuzKNRw58ZdEw

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