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Offline Ducksnuff870

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Alaskan mill ?'s
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:02:48 am »
A guy let me borrow his granberg alaskan mill. He ran it with 661 and 36" bar. I used it today with my 036 and 24" bar cutting 18-20" width. Seems perty slow. Im just using a standard chain. The owner of the mill says hes used ripping and regular chain. He claims they are the same speed. Any truth to this? My buddy dropped and 044 off for me. Im hoping it makes things quicker.

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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 07:44:22 am »
036 is small to use cutting 20" wide. That's 70cc minimum for me. 90cc is even better.
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 12:18:36 pm »
You need more power, that 036 is simply not up to the challenge for ripping. Cross cut chain will cut at about the same speed but leaves a little rougher finish. Chain saw mills are the most economical and portable means of making lumber but are slow  and labor intensive.
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 01:49:18 pm »
Didnt you have a 7900?  That would be the pick of the saws I remember you had if so.
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 05:53:52 pm »
044 works alot better
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 05:55:46 pm »
I have a 7300 blown up. Been that way for 2 yrs. one of these days I will drop it off to Nate. I work in his neck of the woods 6 days a week. I gotta quit buying things that go boom
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 07:07:26 am »


Got some done this wknd with the 044. I'm thinking I need an 088! I have a lead on one.


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Re: Alaskan mill ?'s
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 06:50:40 pm »
Looks like a good pile of boards. 088 is nice but heavy. A good compromise is a 395.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 08:28:14 pm »
Who makes 395?


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