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I've milled many boards with a chainsaw mill and ended up buying a bandsaw mill.
I kept the chainsaw mill for remote locations but have not used it in years.
 

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Anyone out there into chainsaw milling?
I run a Logosol M-8 and Alaskan and am a member of several sites on FB;
Chainsaw and Farm Timber Milling site on FB has over 1700 members from around the globe. Arboristsite.com I believe also has a group. Search "milling" on FB and you will find others.
 

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CSM can also be easier w/ an urban tree in a tight yard access or a single tree in the middle of a field; much easier to haul in an alaskan or portamill and haul out lumber than to bring in heavy equipment hauling logs and messing up someone's lawn/ yard.
 

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I always wanted a bandsaw mill, but they're too expensive. Maybe someday I'll try a chainsaw mill...
 

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On second thought, I don't have time for that stuff.
 

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I have a chainsaw, and an Alaskan mill, but I've never milled a board.

I would like to though.
all it takes is a good log to get you started; sometimes a jewel hidden in one you thought was rotten, LOL. Just yesterday, looking at where a guy turned an old piece of gray driftwood into a beautiful cedar/ redwood fireplace mantel. (i always said) a 2x6 w/ a soft edge maybe a great 2x4, LOL
 
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We have a few large pines on our hunting land close to camp. We've been considering building a pole barn, or something like it, and I love the idea of doing it soup to nuts with trees from our land.
I like the looks of those Alaskan mills, and have seen some videos on them. Have not seen the porta-mill yet, though I will look for them. Not sure how much saw you need for this type of thing, that's another consideration.
 

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Chainsaw milling is a lot of work but is a good way to get the weird stuff in tough places. I have a 36" Granberg that gets used a few times a year.
 

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I always wanted a bandsaw mill, but they're too expensive. Maybe someday I'll try a chainsaw mill...
Yeah, CSM about $1k minimum, where BSM about $3500 minimum, but hard to haul that BSM to a ditch, LOL
 
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That's what my grandpa was talking about the other day. I would love to have the new Norwood 36" wide mill. But at $30k round abouts I'll still to CSM until I win this powerball. :b1:
 

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For someone who doesn't have the means to get a log to a band mill, I think it's a great way to walk out of the woods with some beautiful boards. I recently milled some apple trees. I have access to about 1200+ all pushed over. So far I've got about 43 for firewood and decided to borrow a friends mill. Wow is all I'll say.

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