Milling with the 090 for the first time

March 14, 2016

We finally got some nice spring weather and I couldn’t resist getting out to do some milling.  This was my first time using the 090 besides the quick test cuts I did when I first got it.  Looks like I still have some tuning to do before it performs as well as I can but wow this is a fun saw to run!

I’m using a 42″ Panther Mill 2: http://www.pantherpros.com/

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  • Sean Lawler says:

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    my comments appear to have disappeared, alas.

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    I forgot to ask in my earlier comment…. you mentioned the weight of the motor end of the chainsaw/mill unit making the handling difficult. How about adding some weight at the sword end to compensate?
    Keep up the inspiring work,
    Sean

  • Sean Lawler says:

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    Hi Matt,
    I really enjoy your videos and explanations. I have discovered some logs (Betula alleghaniensis I think) which I collected as firewood, but the wood is too pretty to burn. The logs are only about 3 feet long and 20 inches in diameter, so we are not talking about a huge amount of wood. My chainsaw is too puny for milling, and I don’t want to lose too much wood as kerf, so I am considering splitting these pieces into slabs and drying them. Can I expect the growth twist to straighten during the drying process? Perhaps with weight on top of the stack? The wood is still quite moist, as the tree was felled about a year ago and the logs have been lying on the ground in a shady spot since then.
    Thanks for the educational and entertaining videos!
    Sean