Granberg Chain Saw Mill, Model# G777
Does the job!
This mill is great for doing jobs that your chainsaw is capable of. It will glide smoothly across the rails and make a smooth, even cut with little effort. Easy to attach to the saw. It is not intended to replace a commercial saw mill but it made some nice beams and boards for me. Follow the directions carefully and you will be making almost any size cut you need.
You will need to purchase the rails for your initial cut (I made my own rail system). You will also need a guide tool for edging the boards or beams. Together, you can cut any size board or beam your saw is capable of!
May 8, 2014
good for rough cutting
The woods that I harvest most of my lumber from is very hilly with some steep and narrow ravines. I use this to cut logs in half to make them more manageable so I can get them to somewhere where I can skid them with my tractor up to my big mill. I have used this to cut 2 in thick planks for wall studs and it does a pretty decent job. So for what I use this for it works great for me.
February 4, 2014
I wasnt expecting much from such a small lightweight attachment but BOY HOWDY it performs way beyond my expectations. great tool very impressed
February 4, 2014
Granberg Saw Mill, Model# G777
I own 2 Alaska Mills, this small log mill (Model# G777) and an Alaskan Mill (MK-III) (Model G776-36) that I run on a 36" bar. This mill is o.k. for making rough planks, etc. The Model# G777 cannot consistently make planks or slabs with parallel surfaces due to the unsupported bar tip. Usually 1/8" to 1/4" side to side difference in slab thickness creating extra expense in surfacing to get parallel faces not to mention the value of wood lost in processing. If you want good slabs for woodworking projects, spend the extra money for one of the Alaska Mills having a supported bar! I've milled 3,500+ bd-ft of walnut, cherry, hackberry, & beech with my Alaskan Mill (MK-III) & have no complaints. Keep the ripping chain sharp & pay attention to your depth of cut on the rakers. I just checked the manufacture's web site & they now offer a conversion kit for this mill. It's called "Small Log Mill Conversion Kit" and it's Model No. is:G998. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who already owns this mill. Kit will effectively give you the equivalent of an Alaskan Mill (MK-III). Now that a conversion kit is available I'll be purchasing one to get my Small Log Mill back in use. One last thing & I'll get off the soapbox - wear your safety equipment! That includes a dust mask; there is a lot of fines one doesn't think about! Be safe, & grip-it & rip-it.
November 20, 2013
I bought this mill to cut a fireplace mantle for our new house we are building. For the price I would have paid to have a mill cut it, it paid for the mill and then some. After cutting the mantle I now find myself cutting lumber almost every weekend for new projects I have been building in my woodshop. This product is great and allows me to save lots of money on wood and I can cut whatever size, thickness or kind of wood that I need. It's a great feeling building something that you turned from a tree all the way into a piece of furniture.
September 17, 2013
This is a great tool for woodturners that like to make trips to the woods to get their project instead of the lumber yard. I have more choices their of my wood and cheaper too!!
April 24, 2013
this thing was easy to set up and worked very well. I have been cutting planks to make a kitchen table for my wife. I would recommend this.
April 23, 2013
Grandberg Chain Saw Mill
I got this mill to mill beetle kill pine. It works great and beats trying to free hand. I got a comercial grade electric chain saw as I did mill inside my shop this winter and the gas ones just won't work in an enclosed area. I peeled all the bark off the logs as with all the dirt and sand inside the bark it dulls the chain fast. I used a straight 2X10 as a guide and really works well to slide on and keep things true. Don't forget to change the angle of your chain teeth to around 10 degrees and it will cut smoother.
April 23, 2013
alaskan saw mill
best money i ever spent on improvements to my woodshop, custom saw what you want, or whats available,
October 15, 2012
Sawing hardwood logs into small boards
Works fine, just used a flat board to set up for a guide for the first cut and then worked great on the second, third, etc. cuts. Would recommend a bigger saw as it takes quite a while to cut a 3 foot long board.
August 16, 2012