$75 Chainsaw mill including saw?

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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 05-27-2012 01:09 AM 1334 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2012 01:09 AM

I saw this on CL in Tulsa yesterday and can’t imagine that this will work. I tried to post a link but failed. If you search chainsaw it will come up. Any thoughts on this unit?

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 01:13 AM

That is the style of mill I use. The saw looks a little small but I like over sizing things.

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 03:18 PM

i couldnt find it andy but i thinks its called an alaskan mill and takes 2 people to operate

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 04:52 PM

Have researched chainsaw mills as I have a source for cut trees that are in our countys removal program. They use to burn it all.

Any case thought about using a chainsaw mill. My friend also had the idea and a heafty Husquavarna chain saw. There is a basic unit that bolts to the blade. It sits on a 2×4 rail. It worked but very slow going. I was back up saftey man.

There is a manual sled type that is not on rails. I see a post on it occassionaly . It appears more substantial. Then there are the ones on rails with big motors and serious cutting.

By the way, my friend quickly tired of his little saw mill and found a nieghbor who had purchased a sawmiser (basic one) before retiring.

One thing about a chainsaw mill. Lots of sawdust and waste. Bandsaw mills are less wasteful.

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 05:05 PM

must be a good deal and sold. No $75 chainsaw listed in Tulsa now.

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 01:11 AM

I bought it today. Will let you all know how I did when we get the saw running with a new blade.

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 01:20 AM

for saw supplies
these are the best

if ripping
you need a ripping chain

get by the roll
or single chains

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 03:01 AM

Thanks David

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#8 posted 05-28-2012 12:54 PM

I’ve used a chainsaw mill for a few years now.

You don’t really need a ripping chain, but since they are the same price as a crosscut, you might as well buy one. If you have a crosscut, just cut the angle everytime you sharpen it and you’ll have one in 2 or 3 sharpenings.

I couldn’t find the craiglist add.

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