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alaskan mill

Post in 'The Gear' started by smokinj, Apr 4, 2010.

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    I was curious as to the details of it's construction. that really answered some questions about how it fits on the saw, etc.

    On a similar note, that guy was milling through some wood at lightning speed, but then I look and he's running an MS880 with a 36" bar. daannggggggg.....
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    lol that is the best way 076 is another good one...but the biggest logs I will have is around 35 in. and thats poplar so the ported 460 and a 32 in bar will do. (my hard woods are all under 28in.) I have the 30in. mill 32in. bar recommenced cc 65-85 I have 76.5cc
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    Todays menu old hickory! 14ft long and 22in. at the butt and 21in. at the top. total of 802 board ft so far.

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    Ok decided to go with a bigger set up a 36in. mill on the way powered by a 880 121cc+ WoooHooo anyone need milling service? lol
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    an 880? are you f'n serious? Major jealousy about now.......
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    Oh NO YOU DI-ENT? An 880?? Whoo Hooo! Watch the chips fly.
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    ps ---->"pictures or it never happened"
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    Just order it with a 41 in. bar can do 36in. slabs will be here in a couple days pic's will follow...lol have mill will travel!
    sending the 30in. mill back the 460 will now be on the mini mill for edging only.
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    You, are out of control.
    Live it Baby.
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    bring it over, then. google maps to Macomb, IL. I got oak & black walnut waiting for you. I have a big enough harvest (I think) that you can get a full load on whatever you are driving/towing. this offer isn't good for anybody else. I get 25% of the boards......... Too bad you aren't a little bit closer.
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    +1million
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    I have 2500 board foot 800 ready to go and the rest will be done by may 9th and worth 2-3.25 a board foot klin is rig and ready to go the math says I can afford 2-880 lol
    and still turn a profit.. walnut is all sold alreay 900.00
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    That's great but for the price, you coulda bought a small, portable, real sawmill.
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    was thinking the same, but I know Jay and he wants a big saw to play with. I give him less than a year before he has a 6ft (or equally ridiculous) bar to use for the big trees.
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    lol the biggest one I have in my sites is 63in. very round and have put it off for more than a year called the guy Saturday night and told him we have a answer to the problem! Now I have none quite a few trees 58-59 in. with flat spots with a 28in. bar so a 41 should cut any tree in the mid-west...again have mill will travel! lol
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    not even close the Alaskan mills is the cheapest way out easy enough to pack in a woods and with 121cc will be pretty quick for a mill. A good use mill with around 8000 hrs on it is 4000.00 buck range
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    even after including the saw price?
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    yes even counting the saw price! with saw and mill is under 2000.00 and its all new.



    "A good use mill with around 8000 hrs on it is 4000.00 buck range" and will not be able to do the big slabs!
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    I bought my little sawmill for $500.
    I cut up enough wood to build a chicken coop, an 800bu. corn crib, a 30x60 barn addition,
    sold about $2000 worth of lumber, and sold it a couple years later for $800.
    And I didn't ruin a good chainsaw to do it.
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    lol the 880 built to mill and you can see its well worth the effort 500.00 for a mill you got lucky for sure....And planing a 20x20 on the shop aswell so I am pretty happy with my choices....If anyone can where out a 880 all it would need is a new top end after many many many board foot...I can assure you it is the choice of many millers.
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    Oh and anyone want a good deal on a 361 and case and 3 rs chains mint!
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    What? I'll take it, it has no hours. LOL
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    cant pm anymore today at my limit and your right very low hrs. mint 475.00
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