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I'm a big fan of the Alaskan saw mill. I use a Dolmar 9010 with a 28" bar and Woodland Pro ripping chain with an aux oiler. What do you guys like to use?
 

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I hope to get a mill soon. I will be getting a panther mill, but not sure what size yet. Saw will be a 394xp.
 

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iv'e got a norwood mill ,that northern tool sells ,460 or 660 both work good with it ,can mill about 13 feet logs way it's set up right now ,eventually i want to pour a cement slab so can do up to 26 footers
 

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I hope to get a mill soon. I will be getting a panther mill, but not sure what size yet. Saw will be a 394xp.

394 makes some good power for milling. A good setup for that for most of your milling would be a 32" bar. Ought to give you about a 26-28" cut based on how the bar mounts on the mill. I get a 22" cut with a 28" bar with the bar drilled and bolted to the mill.
 

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iv'e got a norwood mill ,that northern tool sells ,460 or 660 both work good with it ,can mill about 13 feet logs way it's set up right now ,eventually i want to pour a cement slab so can do up to 26 footers

I haven't seen those yet. I have a carriage mill that I made but the carriage just isn't as good. I need to make it better. Wouldn't mind building a logosol style mill.
 

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iv'e got a norwood mill ,that northern tool sells ,460 or 660 both work good with it ,can mill about 13 feet logs way it's set up right now ,eventually i want to pour a cement slab so can do up to 26 footers

I just checked those out, that is awesome. Wheels are turning in my head right now. They might turn faster is they weren't square.
 

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I've got a Granberg mini mill I've used a couple of times .It's okay to cut a few thick planks but it's a lot of work and slow as a snail compaired to a bandsaw even using a 125 McCulloch or a 2100 S Homelite .

You got that right. I don't have a band mill but they scream compared to a chainsaw mill but I like being able to carry my mill into the woods and make lumber.
 

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Ported 394 on a 36" homemade all aluminum mill.
 

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I'll have to say that some form of a chainsaw mill would have the ability to access potential lumber sources that otherwise would be difficult to recover .It certainly would be easier to pack out rough cut boards as move a 12 thousand pound oak log from steep terrain.
 

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I'm a big fan of the Alaskan saw mill. I use a Dolmar 9010 with a 28" bar and Woodland Pro ripping chain with an aux oiler. What do you guys like to use?

I too, have an Alaskan mill... I run the 9010 with a 36" bar and semi chisel chain filed at 15 degrees.
I wish I had more time to play with it... I have made some 26"x3"x9' Hickory slabs for a friend's bar top.
No aux oiler yet...
 

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I too, have an Alaskan mill... I run the 9010 with a 36" bar and semi chisel chain filed at 15 degrees.
I wish I had more time to play with it... I have made some 26"x3"x9' Hickory slabs for a friend's bar top.
No aux oiler yet...

I thought you had a 9010. Good saws, good for milling.
 

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I'm using a borrowed Alaskan III and it works well. And yeah, it needs a big power head pushing on it. A 181 Husky I had tried was enough for what I do, a little bit here and there. Just need a 24" bar and chain to go with it. Too bad the 181 isn't mine, I'd have lots more work for the mill if it was !
 

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