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#1 posted 10-12-2016 01:50 AM

Just buy an alaskan mill from Granberg. It’s less than $200. The problem is that after the first time or two you use it you realize that you really want a $500-$1000 high cc/ high horsepower chainsaw. Gnawing on endgrain for 8-10 feet on a 2 foot wide cut is hard work for a chainsaw. Much harder than crosscutting. It’s the nice saw that is the expensive part, not the chainsaw mill. Get the mill with the 30 or 36 inch rails and something like a 36” bar. Figure you’re going to get a few hundred board feet from each tree and you can’t afford not to do it. :)

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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