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Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« on: November 03, 2019, 11:19:07 AM »
So I'm not looking to make super-accurate lumber.  I just need to take felled trees, and square off the sides for ease of construction.  I don't have power, so I'm looking for a light, easy to maneuver chainsaw mill that I can simply use to cut the flats on each of the 4 sides, or sometimes just two.  I won't need more than a 24" bar to do what I need to do.  I'm basically just making rough-cut timbers, but don't want to "eye" it without a mill mount for the saw.  Super simple fits me best.

I know there are a lot of choices out there, that's why I'm asking. 

THIS IS NOT A WANT AD - I AM NOT LOOKING TO GET A MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE WITH ONE FOR SALE.

I'm just asking the crew here for their experiences with all the options out there.

Thanks!

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Re: Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 11:55:25 AM »
The granberg Alaskan mini or the edger mill would be 2 of the better options out there. I have used a beam machine as well, and though its design is simpler than granberg, it doesnt work as well as either the Alaskan or the edger mill. 
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Re: Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 12:28:51 PM »
The granberg Alaskan mini or the edger mill would be 2 of the better options out there. I have used a beam machine as well, and though its design is simpler than granberg, it doesnt work as well as either the Alaskan or the edger mill.
Thanks!  It seems like that is the most popular overall.  I have only shopped online a bit and watched some YouTube videos, so far the Alaskan seems to be the best fit for my needs.

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Re: Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 01:31:07 PM »
The Alaskan couldnt get any simpler.  Pretty inexpensive, also.  
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Re: Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 02:00:08 PM »
If I didn't have the tools and equipment to build my own my choice to buy would have likely been a Grandbergs Alaskan Mill. In fairness I based my design off of their mill  ;D

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Re: Most simplistic Chainsaw Mill?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 03:43:21 PM »
Well I guess that settles that question, thanks guys!


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