Old Cedar Beam

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Old 05-04-07, 11:34 AM
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Question Old Cedar Beam

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I am trying to cut an old cedar 6 x 6 that was used as a piece of support beam in my old Victorian home....it is the last remaining piece of foundation that I need to move before clearing the area for tilling etc....
I have tried with my chainsaw 3 times, once with a new chain & it hardly makes a cut in the stuff.....it's like it is almost petrified ! lol
I tried with an axe and it's still just as slow....it's unreal how hard this stuff is to cut !

Any ideas ?

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Are you sure it is cedar, and not cypress?
 
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Yes, it's cedar....I just can't believe a piece of wood can be this tough ! lol
 
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I use a reciprocating saw with a rather aggressive blade. Looks sort of like a cross cut saw of old days. They don't like nails very much, but cut wood like butter.
 
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