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DocSavage45

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09-06-2018 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question chinese chainsaw chainsaw milling

Hey LJ’s ,

This is my next inquiry following input on the bore and relative power of a saw forum topic I posted.

There is a flood of Chinese chainsaws on Ebay and Amazon. I have a 62 cc Timberpro, but they don’t seem to be selling them now! And I’ve now got a reason to bring out my sawmill. 3 6-8 ft 32 inch black walnut logs.

Looking for an objective experience with your Chinese chainsaw. Lots of Amazon pros and cons, but this is where I’ve gotten good information to use in decision making.

FYI: Checked out a Sthil 30 inch blade saw 1900 dollars. I’m not going into debt for 3 logs! LOL!

I checked out chainsaw reviews…not much there.
Thanks for your input

I have previously used my 460 rancher wih a 28 inch bar to mill with my Panther Mill.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher


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#1 posted 09-06-2018 03:21 AM

Not sure where your location is. Any large towns nearby? If I was in your shoes the tool rental in town has long bar chainsaws, A day rental would be less than shipping on a chainsaw from Flea-Bay. If you are remote, then I would switch the method to hiring out a sawmill. Seems the further from a big town you go, the more mills that are available. I just can’t see a justifiable price to buy a chainsaw for 3 trees. YMMV plus I’m cheeeep.

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#2 posted 09-06-2018 03:42 AM

TtheralSteveN,

Logical and I have been through it. If you have read my posts you know the guy with a bandsaw mill (only guy in my area blew me off. I agree that the way to go is renting a beefy chainsaw. The only place for that is 44 miles away at 66 dollars a day. And The rental place suggested a guy from the same area. Got calls in to folks, but if someone comes other than the guy who blew me off its 2 hours and 88 miles additional. The price I was given by the local guy is 75 per hour and he didn’t have a fork lift. Convoluted. A fellow LJ who has a 450 suggested cutting it down to manageable size. That’s on the back burner.

Looking for LJ owners who can give an input on Chinese chainsaws othr than Buy a Stihl, which 1900s for 30 inch bar.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-06-2018 03:47 AM

Was going to say mill also but didn’t read all your prior thread to see you had looked into it.

My only experience with cheap chainsaw is the electric model I bought for splitting logs. I just finished ripping some sycamore logs with it and had no issues wit the 18 inch bar saw I bought. I would think you could get it done with the ebay saws but probably going to run into a few minor issues.

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#4 posted 09-06-2018 03:55 AM

LOL! Kevin’s the guy who blew me off! Have a third call into him.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 09-06-2018 03:57 AM

Tom, I looked at different off models (Chinese) a few times myself and wondered how they would last or compare to a brand name. You can get them cheap but don’t know if it’s worth it. You can get a Husqvarna 28’’ chainsaw for $569 at Mowers at Jacks. 64cc. Free shipping. Don’t know much about them but hope that helps.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 09-06-2018 04:02 AM

Hmmmm…. could always justify you will just get more logs so can spend more? Luckily I have coworker that has a mill so a case of beer and doing some of the lifting is about all it would take.

Used market for name brand saw then resell after. Probably could recoup your money.

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#7 posted 09-06-2018 04:09 AM

Hey Dave thanks for checking in.

If you looked at the bottom of my post you will see I have already taken your advice.

I have a 28 inch Oregon bar and ripping chain. If this were a smaller diameter piece of wood I’d be more comfortable. The 28 inch bar is about 8 inches more than the saw is recommended to use. As you know cutting the tree across the grain goes easier than cutting along the grain.

It was suggested this would Yield 100 board ft, and I have 12 inch diameter branches.

Looking for a way out and called the local mill guy as soon as the logs hit my parking area, which was two months ago.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 09-06-2018 04:14 AM

Travish,

Might be right. But as I’ve posted a 30 inch comercial brand saw like a sthil is $1900 new. And I have several calls out to see what it would cost to travel 2hrs and 88 miles as well as per hour. The Kevin guy quoted 70 dollars per hour.

I’ll provide two cases of beer. LOL! South Central MN.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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