I've been reading quite a bit on chainsaw mills lately. There seems to be a bit of a debate between the regular chain and a ripping chain. The best I can tell it boils down to the chainsaw more then the chain. The more power and speed the less binding and I see wedging is very important to keep the bar from getting pinched. One person claims to get about a foot a minute while another spent 30-40 minutes on a 9ft log. Im guessing its the difference between a sharp chain, the size of the chainsaw, and the type and size and gnarlyness of the wood. Now I just need a nice flat surface to run that first cut with and a level, tune up the husky 450 and see what happens.
Steve what are the factors with you? The size bar, chainsaw and how gnarly is the logs your cutting? How do you sharpen your chain. Change one thing and your chainsaw mill might cut a lot faster.
Last edited by swizzle; 02-20-2013 at 08:03 AM.
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