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Old 05-24-06, 07:01 PM
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Just wondering if anyone knows if there's a tool I can get for cutting up your own trees into boards and things for decks etc.?
Something like a sawmill but not as big maybe?
We have nothing over here like that, so just wondering if there is something available outside my country.
 
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Old 05-24-06, 07:07 PM
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Check here:

http://www.granberg.com/
http://www.granberg.com/images/alaskan-MKIII_web.pdf

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No saw mills? what a bummer Obvoiusly I don't know what is available for you, but here in the USA you can buy small portable saw mills, the band saw type is the most common. I saw an ad somewhere for a chainsaw guide that would supposedly would allow you to mill lumber with your chainsaw. I would need to see it used effectively before I would even consider spending any of my money on it. But then again I can be skeptical at times.

BTW I don't know how things are in your climate but here use of most woods other than cedar, redwood or PT doesn't hold up well on uncovered decks.
 
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Thumbs up Wow, awesome responses, thanks

I have actually heard of Granberg I remember now, thanks.
Yeah, we do have portable sawmills, there are a few people who make them here but they are too big, even the portables! I want something I can cart around in my car y'know?
I have had a bit of a look around the internet, but I sorta thought asking people who were in the biz would be better.
 
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Tow Guy is from Dunedin....[Florida, USA].

I remembered seeing those in the back pages of woodworking magazines so I was able to locate them pretty easily. Never seen one operate, so have no idea how well they actually work. One key would certainly be to keep the chainsaw blade razor sharp.
 
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