Complete milling kit – This kit will up to 28″[71cm] Logs
Fits: All Chainsaw makes and bar lengths.
Mills 48″ and longer have the Granberg Mk IV have the bracing kit included for extra strength.
General description: Tubular Aircraft aluminum extrusion and zinc-plated steel parts. Instruction manual & assembly hardware. High-quality U.S. made aircraft aluminum and steel. MADE IN THE USA.
Use description: This versatile, heavy-duty chainsaw lumber mill accurately cuts planks and beams up to 32” wide and 1/2” to 13” deep. Clamps onto your chainsaw bar with no drilling required. Lightweight and portable, enables user to mill lumber where the tree falls. No previous experience required! New CNC-Machined billet end brackets! (See photo) These new end brackets are more accurate, easier to adjust, create less vibration than the old die cast version and are virtually unbreakable. Perfect for homeowners, woodworkers, arborists and sawyers. Optimal results will be had when used with ripping chain [buy a ripping chain to suit your saw using our selector service click here].
What do you get?
BWK Basic Winch Kit [NB: If you want the winch accessory kit buy this!]
GB extra thin bar designed to run Stihl 3614-63PMX.
When entering the world of chainsaw milling the term ‘ripping chain’ can be a bewildering one. Plenty of info online and of course plenty of contradictions to muddy and confuse things.
Really ripping chain is simply this – a micro or semi chisel chain filed to 10 degrees instead of the usual 30 degrees. That is it in a nutshell and it really is no more complicated than that. All filing principles stay the same except for this 10 degree angle.
Pros of lo pro ripping chain:
- Takes a very slightly narrower kerf (only 15% less than a 3/8 standard chain)
- Reduces strain on the powerhead
- Increases milling speed by approx 20%
Cons of lo pro ripping:
- Increased chain stretch even with Stihl PMX
- More expensive
- Chain has less strength than standard 3/8 and .404 – so hit something hard and there is more chance of chain breakage. Heavy handed operators will struggle as there is less margin for sharpening and milling errors
- Less stay sharp ability than the larger chains – larger chains can take more punishment than lo pro chains
So in conclusion – lo pro milling increases milling speed and decreases kerf wastage however there is less margin for errors and as usual for all chainsaw milling your chain sharpening must be spot on.