This thing was very impressive and had an enormous blade that cut through lumber like a hot knife through butter. In fact the tree trunk shown in the picture was completed end to end in about 10 seconds. It was about 12 feet long and the board was about 12" deep. The blade still had plenty of capacity and had a riving knife.
When on load the drive belt was jumping about considerably but was in no danger of falling off. One thing did worry me though was the blade was constantly turning when the men were turning the log and manipulating it for the next cut. The spectators were behind metal fencing about 20 feet away.
|The full rig|
|The source of all the power|
|That blade is still turning|
|The first cut|
|Final chat before the next cut|
|Turning the log|
|Here we go again|
|The spotter had a physical job|
There was also a chainsaw sculpture event to with a theme to create chairs for gardens in several schools around the area. These people certainly knew how to use their tools and I also saw Arbotech cutters on angle grinders.
|The Owl and the Pussycat|
|This was the start of Grommit|
|Another magnificent sculpture in the making|
|More work on chairs.|
|You could buy timber in the wood sale.|
Just need to make sure you let it dry
in your shop as this was green stuff.