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Are there any electric chainsaws out there powerful enough to run a Alaskan chainsaw mill? I am looking at the husky 3120xp but they are so expensive.

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  • Basic answer must be yes, since there's no fixed size for a chainsaw mill. You can do a lot with a little if you're OK with the time it takes, which is to say many cuts that "can't be done" with the wrong saw or blade can actually be done, as long as you're not expecting it to go as quickly, And the scale of the operation is going to be a factor — big difference (huge) between planking 12"/30cm larch versus a 39"/1m oak.
    – Graphus
    May 29 '19 at 6:42
  • That is the entire idea actually. What is the most powerful electric chainsaw May 29 '19 at 13:03
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    Unfortunately, SE sites are not great at being buying guides, as any such information is doomed to be outdated in an internet moment. As for "most powerful", the first thing to consider is what do you mean by "power". There is only so much available horsepower you can get from a 15-20A equivalent circuit, but even then, how that electric potential is translated into rotational energy to drive some load is the devilish details. As @Graphus says, even modest equipment would do the job if one tries not to be a 300lb gorilla. Advise shopping based on more criteria than just "power".
    – jdv
    May 29 '19 at 14:25
  • Though, the imp in me is to suggest that a used bandsaw mill always seems to get better results than even a super-fancy chainsaw mill, especially when milling lumber that has a nail in there somewhere. (It always has a nail in there somewhere.) But that is just me.
    – jdv
    May 29 '19 at 14:26
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    OP has clarified that this is essentially a shopping query so thread should be closed.
    – Graphus
    Jun 1 '19 at 5:46

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