INSANELY EASY CHAINSAW MILL TEST DRIVE! + First impressions VS homemade mill

INSANELY EASY CHAINSAW MILL TEST DRIVE! + First impressions VS homemade mill

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When we first started milling lumber, we thought we’d try a homemade chainsaw mill. It did do the job, we milled up five 8′ sections of tree and then built the framework of a 16×16 foot deck with it. However, as we plan on building a timber frame barn and house, we wanted something that was a little more precise, a little more sturdy (or a lot more sturdy), a little more safe, and a little more professional. Enter the Granberg chainsaw mill.

In this video we’ll try out the Granberg mill for the first time. We will do a lot of chainsaw milling this spring, summer and fall so stay tuned for updates and more technical videos where we’ll talk about the best chains, more comparisons to a homemade version, and how to find-tune your mill.

OUR CHAINSAW MILLING EQUIPMENT
Granberg chainsaw mill:
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Tow chain:
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Felling wedges:
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RELATED CHAINSAW VIDEOS
How to assemble a Granberg chainsaw mill:
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Winching logs for our chainsaw mill:

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