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Does anyone have any personal experience using one of these.It mounts on a circle saw.
I have some poplar logs I was wanting to square on two sides for a cabin build.
 

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I have used one before for cutting thru thicker beams... Works good but I would think that it would be really hard on your skill saw on longer cuts.. I was using a wormdrive makita and the cuts were only 24" at max (cutting thru 8 or so inches). You might be better off building/buying a edging attachment for your chainsaw.
 

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I have used one before for cutting thru thicker beams... Works good but I would think that it would be really hard on your skill saw on longer cuts.. I was using a wormdrive makita and the cuts were only 24" at max (cutting thru 8 or so inches). You might be better off building/buying a edging attachment for your chainsaw.
I have considered that but my saws are basically home owner grade and I dont think they would hold up to much milling work.
I'm basically just cutting the slabs off each side of a log and was hoping this would do the job.
 
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I bought one a few weeks ago to cut some larger 8x12x22s for a post and beam porch I am doing. Pretty much what you are saying. Just squaring the ends and doing some 45s here and there.

I have a mid grade Skil saw and its working fine so far, just that it ends up a rough cut even going super slow. I am also going through rectangle beams, not round so I can use a square to quide.
 
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I have considered that but my saws are basically home owner grade and I dont think they would hold up to much milling work.
I'm basically just cutting the slabs off each side of a log and was hoping this would do the job.
A lot of times, I use a 50cc saw /20” bar w/ an edger on small cuts. Lumber makers run from 30.00 to 125.00 online.
 
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I have a Prazi chainsaw bar mounted to a Skil worm drive saw. The problem is you need electric on sight and there is no way to oil the bar/chain. I see no advantage to it over just doing careful cuts with your chainsaw.
 
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The Prazi is Fine for cross cuts and making pockets... not so much for ripping. You'll want a gas generator and a Mag77 for best results.

I use a Bigfoot 10 1/4" beam saw for ripping up to 3 3/4" thick stock. It works great now that I pull out the generator and bail on using extension cords.
There is a 16 5/16" Skilsaw now available .. can manage 5 1/2" thickness (worm drive not Makita sidewinder style).... When the need comes up... I'll buy one.

Blades are important. Milwaukee has a newish 28 tooth 10 1/4" blade that is much better than anything else that saw can mount for ripping.

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