Light Milling with Electric Chainsaw (it works!)
So I had a tree that needed to come down in my backyard, and i also had a big chunk of walnut that I'd been wanting to cut into two slabs for a while. I bought the 18-inch Worx electric chainsaw because from the reviews, I knew it would do the trick with regard to the tree. And if it didn't work with the slab...well, the tree had to come down anyway, and the saw was only $95.
But it works! And it didn't even take very long to do it, either. I didn't notice any significant slow-down or stalling even at its thickest (14-15 inches), and since it's electric, I didn't have to deal with any fumes, didn't have to buy any gas, and didn't even make all that much noise, either!
Anyway, I'm pretty psyched by the result. It's not perfect, but that's all due to the slap-dash nature of my "guide" rather than anything about the saw itself, and I'm really excited to take it to my parents' house and take care of the slabs I have over there.
Anyway, the main reason I'm posting this is because I'd done a lot of searching on whether this was even possible with an electric saw, and hadn't seen anyone saying "Yes, it is, I've done it". So...that's what this is, for anyone else who's interested in doing some very light milling and doesn't want to drop a ton of money on a powerful gas saw!