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#1 posted 04-16-2013 07:26 PM

It sounds like you are using your chainsaw with an Alaska mill or similar. When I bought a Husky 385XP and the dealer knew I also had an Alaska mill, he warned me that it’s pretty hard on the saw. He also said it voided the warranty. I guess I would ask “what’s your criteria for when the bar is worn out ?”. Seems like you’re going thru bars rather quickly. Maybe the oiler is not doing its job. If your saw has an adjustable oiler (better saws do), maybe it is set for a smaller bar. Maybe a 3 ft bar is really too big for your saw and hence it’s not getting enough oil.

Chain saw mills seem to me to be a very crude device compared to a small bandsaw mill. If I were doing any amount of slabbing, I would get something like an low end Woodmizer instead. They are not all that expensive and will likely do a much better job with a fraction of the effort. And they are portable !

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