one man pit saw/large rip saw?
Of course, a one-man pit saw doesn't make sense but the gist of it is that I'm looking to get some boards out of a 12" diameter 5' long deodar cedar log. Since a froe isn't an option, I thought I'd try a saw. I actually went at it with the biggest stanley I found in the hardware store but it's taking twice as long as forever - I think because the teeth are too little.
I'm confused because in my research I've found huge two man pit saws and, of course, the smaller very popular ones (like the stanley) tho I haven't found any in between. How come there are huge two man cross cut saws and one man cross cut saws but not rip saws?
I haven't tried it but would a one man cross cut saw do the trick? I kind of doubt it, but truth be told this is my first time around and I really don't know much.
Thanks a bazillion,