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Chainsaw milling for your own projects is not a bad way to go. A few hours spent milling now and then will give you a good supply of lumber. Cutting and using your own timbers and beams allows you to build with less material. Check out my thread http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,87277.0.htmlI usually touch up the chain every log. You need a ripping chain,granberg sells a good chain modified for ripping,or you can buy a standard ripping chain with a 10 deg. angle. You do have to be accurate so a granberg grinder like mentioned above is good or a good file guide or bench grinder. I use a diamond easy lap 12v hand grinder on the mill to touch up the chain, then straighten the chain out once in a while. I rotate a half dozen chains.
It's comical, in a certain way, that when I watched the youtube videos of the Norwood PortaMill they make it look user friendly and not difficult to operate. I liked it from the videos I've watched because it was compact, moveable and simple to setup, but not a single person has had a positive thing to say about the chainsaw mill methods. I didn't realize it was that overwhelming. I do appreciate everyones feedback and it is most appreciated!
@richhiway, they no longer make the esol7 and now it is the 8 and at a cost of $2,500 plus shipping $300. I noticed that you have a DJI on your videos and I have an inspire 1 that I use to check the land and livestock without and believe it or not I can herd up the sheep with it. Works better than the dog!
I'm quite sure there are owners of each of these mills here on the FF that would recommend them. If we know your approximate location, might even be someone near you to let you see and use one.
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