My previous article listed the currently available new chainsaw models with the best milling performance. These saws were the best of the best – big and powerful, but not particularly affordable. What if you’d want to give chainsaw milling a try without commiting $1200+ to a milling saw? This is what we will look at […]
Best Chainsaws for Chainsaw Milling
In previous articles I have covered saw sizing and tips for chainsaw milling in general. But if you’re looking to buy a new saw for chainsaw milling, you’re probably also interested in recommendations for specific chainsaw models. In this article, I give my top picks for a new milling chainsaw. Chainsaw milling is a heavy […]
As we discussed in the previous post, chainsaw milling is best done with the very biggest chainsaws like Stihl MS 880 and Husqvarna 3120 XP. In general, prefer saws with engines 90cc and larger. But what if you do not have such a monster saw and are not keen to shell out $1000+ of hard-earned […]
What Size Chainsaw for Milling?
The chainsaw you choose has a big influence on how your chainsaw milling goes – after the milling attachment, the saw is probably the most important part of your setup. It is common knowledge that chainsaw milling takes a big saw. But how big exactly? Why? Can you get by with a smaller saw? In […]
Tips for Chainsaw Milling
Chainsaw milling is an interesting sport – and as many others, a sport that’s full of small tricks that will get you to a good result. In this article, I have gathered the most important chainsaw milling tips that I know (16 of them as of now). This article is not a how-to guide – […]
Alaskan Mill Answers
Chainsaw milling is growing in popularity. I recently purchased Granberg’s Alaskan Mill, which is one of the most popular milling attachments – you can read my review of the Alaskan Mill MKIV here. When choosing the mill and getting it up and running, I had quite a few questions for which it was not very […]
Granberg Alaskan Mill MKIV Review
The Alaskan Mill is a portable chainsaw milling attachment manufactured by the US company Granberg International. In the recent years, Granberg has come out with the fourth version of the mill – the Alaskan MKIV. Having owned only an ultralight Swedish chainsaw milling attachment, I decided to give the more traditional Alaskan Mill a try. […]
How to Make a Ripping Chain?
Ripping chains are a very useful accessory for chainsaw milling. As with many other things, there are two ways of getting yourself a ripping chain: buy or DIY. This article is about the DIY route: I will tell you how to turn a regular chainsaw chain into a ripping chain. In short, a regular chainsaw […]