It will handle up to 12". I agree to handle 6", 12" that would be a good size stick of wood and I would want more than one person on it. It is only a thought right now and I have too many other items to work on and buy and there are limited funds so for right now it will wait in the background. Maybe when I am up in their neck of the woods I can take a look at one and see if it is as good as it sounds. I read a few reviews on it and they were not too bad. I still have a blade from my fathers old saw up in NH and I believe he has some blocks with a shaft there as well. It would take me a while to build something since I do not weld yet. But that is on my list as well.I wouldn't want to wrestle a 6' long, 12" diameter log around on the cordwood saw, but that's just me. :laugh: What diameter wood can it cut? I could see an advantage to using it for folks with wood cook stoves with the short 8-10" fireboxes, it would make quick work out of turning full sized firewood into stove lengths.
:laugh: :laugh: And right at home in the snow!!!That saw looks like something out of the movie Fargo.
Rich, do you have any pictures or a movie of you running the saw? They would be great to see.For what it's worth, I use a similar piece of equipment. It's an old cordwood saw attachment on an old David Bradley 2 wheel tractor. I believe the blade on it is 20". I cut limbs, etc. into 8 foot lengths and then use this to cut them down to 2 foot lengths. I use this wood, in the 1/2 to 2" diameter size to fuel my small hobby size maple sap evaporator. The small size is good because it burns fast and hot. I refuel about every 5 to 7 minutes. Larger wood is either split smaller or used in my outdoor boiler.
I have also used it to quickly cut slab wood. All I can say is that this set-up works well for me.