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Forum topic by greg posted 08-14-2010 02:37 AM 1141 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2010 02:37 AM

what type of saw or mill or something would i use to rip 8×8 lumber

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 06:22 PM

Depends on what you have available. A bandsaw with enough capacity would be my choice. If you don’t have one, you might try a local sawmill. A panel saw (hand saw) filed for a rip cut would work too.

Good luck.

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 06:26 PM

I’ve tried to use the “Beam Machine” ( which allows you to use your chainsaw and which is available on and Northern Tools. I have one and have tried using it with my Stihl and a 20” bar, but you really need to have some serious control in order to do a good job. Advantage is it is cheap to buy. Disadvantages are you use up a lot of wood with the chainsaw cut and you really do need to muscle up in order to use it for very long. I now use my bandsaw sled which allows me to mill logs up to 7 1/2 feet long. I had pictures posted in LJ’s of an earlier version, but have since made modifications to it that I haven’t yet posted. There’s also the Alaskan Mill which I haven’t used, but have heard mixed reviews on. Good luck!!


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