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Chainsaws/discs
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Re: Got a saw mill near? ()

Tom Dunlap
Over my lifetime I've worn out dozens and dozens of saws. At one time, with two work crews, I had fifteen saws running. The capabilities and limits of chainsaws are very clear to me.

A chainsaw or one of the planer attachments wouldn't do what I want well enough without extra gouging and nicks that would have to be smoothed out later.

At a conference one year an engineer from Oregon Chain had high speed video showing clearly what happens when a saw kicks back. cutting with the tip, even with safety chain is so dangerous. The sawchain discs have become better with safety chain and double links between cutters...but they still terrify me. Using those discs on an angle grinder is as dangerous as using a chainsaw with one hand.

What I'm wondering is how the other discs work for hogging off bark and shaping.

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