At the Holz-Handwerk show there are tons of circular saws, tons panel saws and tons of CNC mills. But theres only oneLogosol M8 Portable Sawmill. This crazy contraption is something like a chainsaw combined with a tracksaw, and one man (or one Swedish man, anyway) can unload the thing off the roof of his Volvo, carry it into the forest, and start making boards.
Youre undoubtedly wondering, from the photos above, how that lone dude got that big-ass log up onto the stand all by himself. Its not just brute strength, theres design involved, as youll see around 3:08 in the demo video:
You gotta love that Logosol being a Swedish company, the M8 is designed to be used in the snow.
And yeah, I almost wish I hadnt come across this product; now Ill never feel like a man again buying my boards at a lumber yard or Home Depot.
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Rain Noe is a writer and industrial designer based in New York City.
I had regulated this as dream-for-now, reality-in-retirement, but then I saw Harbor Freight sells one for just under two grand (and its pretty well reviewed). Now Im wondering how I can hide a portable lumber mill and a 2k bill from my wife.
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