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  1. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Wonder if that's a chy knees still in that chi ne mill?
     
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  2. Jon1212

    Jon1212 Birch! Please..... Staff Member

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    Yes. It certainry rook rike a Stihr
     
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  3. huskihl

    huskihl Just an ordinary member

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    I have a 36" Alaskan mill that looks identical to the one in your link. There isn't really much that can go wrong with an inexpensive one.
    Loosen u bolts, adjust height, tighten bolts, cut
     
  4. Jon1212

    Jon1212 Birch! Please..... Staff Member

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    Kevin,
    For the price, I think I may just take the chance on one of the linked mills.
     
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  5. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    What kind of saw will you be using?
     
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  6. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Before I go any further, I work on motorcycles and engine covers use 8mm bolts that get torqued to 12ft/lbs, so I know what low torque feels like... This just popped with normal use. I borrowed a friends MKIII and milled a ton with it, never had an issue. After I bought my own, this happened shortly after.
    These are such a known problem, Granberg simply sent me a new one with a quick phone call that didn't require proof of purchase. They've warranted a lot of em! He said there was a know issue with a run off the production line. The new units now out are made from billet.
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  7. huskihl

    huskihl Just an ordinary member

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    One of the u bolt nuts stripped on mine. I need to replace the U-bolt and make sure there's grease or anti seize on it next time
     
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  8. junkman

    junkman Crush it

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    Looks the same as my alaska mill with a better price ,should be fine for what you want to do . a 42 inch bar gives me full use of the 36 inch mill ,most of the time i use a 32 though if smaller wood ,less chain to sharpen that way .I think you lose 5-6 inches of bar from the clamping points .

    It is kind of handy on my mill ,the adjustment point nuts are the same size as the small end of my bar wrench ,the 13mm wrench size i think ,so do not need to carry extra wrenches .
     
  9. Jon1212

    Jon1212 Birch! Please..... Staff Member

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    Most likely my 395. Though for smaller stuff, I may try using my MS440.
    Thanks for the great info, Brian.
     
  10. Time's Standing Stihl

    Time's Standing Stihl Below me...

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    Did you buy it now or give them a best offer. Curious as to what they would take
     
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    Jon1212 Birch! Please..... Staff Member

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    I have a domestic source bringing in a few wholesale. I will get one once they make it to 'Merica...
     
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    Hammered Well-Known OPE Member

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    3 logs
    8 liters of gas with the 3120 wailing.
    37'c
    Lots of beer at the end of the shift.
     
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    Hammered Well-Known OPE Member

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    Girls from town like the new sawmill workout.
    $10 a session as a personal trainer.
    They can stay as long as they want but have to keep cutting!
    I fuel up the gas hog & load the it with dirty motor oil.
    Oh ya keep the chain sharp after every 6th beers.

    Cheers to keeping healthy
     
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    Hammered Well-Known OPE Member

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    For years I have been clamping an aluminum straight edge on my rough cut lumber to straighten an edge.
    Run the skill saw down and straighten out 1 edge.
    Later use the table saw to do the other edge.
    It's not a perfect way but does the job.

    Just came across this sled well having coffee and surfing for a faster option to clean up lumber using just the table saw.
    This is a big part of milling and something that consumes a lot of time.
    Picture says it all.
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  15. Samuel..

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    First time milling today used some cottonwood. using my sp105. I was surprised at how easy it was. I took the time sitting up the first cut used some hardwood 4x2. I'm thinking not bad for my first time. Gives you a proud feeling. I removed a 50"+ iron bark and have the trunk to mill

    Here's a picture of the iron bark I have to mill any pointers, tips would be great.
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    KiwiBro Super OPE Member

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    Could you find a longer straight edge and mount it to the fence? This way easier to adjust for various widths by just using the fence.
     
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  17. lehman live edge slab

    lehman live edge slab Super OPE Member

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    I get lots of trees from in town that would normally get chipped. Nice to save some of the trees that would get wasted and slab them out. Now i need to sell some slabs to build my kiln and buy more saws.
     

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