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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 16x16 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: http://amzn.to/2azb6LO
Makita impact driver / drill set: http://amzn.to/2azpkJE
ATV winch: http://amzn.to/2azoZqv
Tow chain: http://amzn.to/2azadTD
Ratchet straps: http://amzn.to/2aSkXdz
Felling wedges: http://amzn.to/2aCgtYa
Safety glasses: http://amzn.to/2aEWsxr
RELATED CHAINSAW VIDEOS
How to assemble a Granberg chainsaw mill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWoSt_Zq44E
Granberg chainsaw mill unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhwBasuakI
Winching logs for our chainsaw mill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLn7mYwgtiU
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