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Posted on sawing logs with a chainsaw\alaskian sawmill

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 04:19 AM

I thought I would update this. My chain saw was shot. It wasn’t worth fixing. So I looked around and bought a 20 inch Sthil. I absolutely love it. I also bought the Granberg mill for 20 inch saws from Baileys as suggested. I did try it out today. I expected it to be slow and it was. I did a smaller log and it took a lot longer than it should. I need to sharpen the chain. I also bought one of the small chain sharpeners to use. I don’t think I got it as sharp as I needed. I plan on sharpening it and have less of a angle on it. I plan on sharpening it more like a ripping chain. I got tired of dealing with the people who had the portable mills. They wouldn’t give me a quote, only say they got so much per hour. They wouldn’t give a estimate of a couple of days to a couple of months. I also wanted to be here when it was done so I could stack it the way I wanted.

I am going to try to do some more next weekend. I also plan to get another chain and some more oil for it. The mill was easy to put together. The only issue was the plexiglass cover did not have all the holes drilled. I measured where the other holes were and drilled it myself. So with this project it is underway,but slow.

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