On Monday, March 10, 2014 4:01:37 PM UTC-7, Michael wrote:
Not too efficient but effective.
I thought getting that first cut might take some extra equipment as it does
. And that is a pretty beefy saw. Need to be sure you have the right setup
for the length of logs you want to mill. I would also opt for getting the l
og up higher to save the back. So some rigging or other options could help.
Not bad for a backwoods operation.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:46:13 PM UTC-5, SonomaProducts.com wrote:
es. And that is a pretty beefy saw. Need to be sure you have the right setu
p for the length of logs you want to mill. I would also opt for getting the
log up higher to save the back. So some rigging or other options could hel
p. Not bad for a backwoods operation.
That's what I was thinking too. For $200.00, it looks pretty do-able if the
video is any indication. I have a Stihl 290, so it doesn't have the beef t
hat the chainsaw in the video has. The other alternative is to save my penn
ies for a couple of years and get the stand up model that cranks a chainsaw
through the log. It's hard to imagine, though, that I would get my money b
ack on a $1500.00 investment (as if an investment has ever prevented me fro
m buying anything before).
On Monday, March 10, 2014 6:01:37 PM UTC-5, Michael wrote:
Milling with a chainsaw is tough work and time consuming. It's not a piece
of cake. You will need a good commercial chainsaw, definitly not a homeown
er's model, unless you will cut only one moderate size log. A homeowner's
model will burn up, fast. Also, you will need a rip cutting chain, not a
cross cutting chain.... or, at least, it is best to use a dedicated rip cut
Using a cross cutting chain, for rip cutting, will put even more pressure o
n the work of the saw. If using a cross cutting chain, saw much slower, th
an "normal"(?) speed, and give your saw a rest, often.... let it cool down,
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