Monday, July 30, 2012

Chain Saw Carver Attachment for Angle Grinder

Had seen this online, but wasn't sure how well it would work. Happened to see it at Harbor Freight and decided to give it a try. All I can say is WOW! Does it ever remove stock fast. There's a YouTube video of some guy using this without the blade guard. I would definitely NOT recommend this! If that chain were to break or kickback, the hands and fingers will literally be sausage on the arm. Using proper protection, this little gadget is a time saver extraordinaire, unless you have a very small chainsaw you'd prefer to use instead. I highly recommend this attachment for its intended use.

Cottonwood slab being taken down to "planing" width.

Same cottonwood slab with chalk line showing how much of the slab was being removed. 

Same cottonwood slab showing how the wood was removed using a "cupping" motion. Found this to be the easiest way to remove the most stock the fastest instead of always trying to line up each pass in a more or less straight line.