GRANBERG Alaskan Sawmill – Planking Chainsaw Mill – MKIV

(3 customer reviews)


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Alaskan sawmill for planking lengths of timber. The Granberg MkIV mill is available to buy in multiple lengths to suit many timber and chainsaw combinations. Simply clamp on any size chainsaw bar (except one shorter than 5″ and some narrow bars). When attaching the chainsaw mill to your chainsaw, you will lose 2″ to 4″ of width of cut over whichever is shorter, your bar or the mill itself. Ideally the optimum configuration is to have an Alaskan sawmill which is the same length as your chainsaw bar if possible.

We will ship these Alaskan mills to UK mainland addresses. (We are unable to send to Highlands, Islands and Ireland).

Alaskan Sawmill MKIV

This versatile, heavy duty chainsaw mill is accurately used to cut planks & beams. It clamps onto your chainsaw bar with absolutely no drilling required. It is both lightweight & portable, enabling user to mill lumber wherever the tree falls. This newer version is now manufactured with CNC machined billet end brackets. These are much more accurate, far simpler to adjust, create less vibration than the die cast versions & they are (dare we say it) virtually unbreakable. Absolutely ideal for planking, whether you are a homeowner, woodworker or a professional arborist.

Watch Video from Blaise Brogan – demonstrating use of an Alaskan Planking mill.

Top tips and ways to get the most out of chainsaw milling

  • Keep the chain sharp most people require some form of guide to get the chain perfect tooth length the same, angle the same, depth gauges consistent. Nearly all issues we come across always come down to the chain – you can get away with all sorts of mistakes when cross cutting timber – not so with milling. The best tool on the market is still the Granberg Precision Grinder.
  • Wedge the cut so it does not trap the bar don’t wedge to high but keep the cut open so the saw can cut without the chain getting trapped.
  • Get you first cut straight because if you don’t you will have issues all the way through the log! If the top cut is not flat put your first cut rails back on the log and re saw a board so that the log is now flat.
  • Rest the saw down the log – particularly in hot conditions let the saw idle for 30 seconds every 1m you cut. This allows the saw to get rid of some of the heat build up.
  • At the end of the log do not switch saw straight off. Remove from log gently rev and allow chain to remove any sawdust trapped in the bar. Allow saw to idle 1 minute before you start cutting again or before you turn off.
  • Do not run your saw out of fuel – always make sure there is fuel in the tank/goods levels of charge on the battery – if you keep allowing the saw to run out of fuel/battery completely you will have idling and possibly even other issues later in the saw’s life.
  • Do not force the mill to cut it should cut without undue pressure so if it is not cutting then pull it out the log and assess the reasons.

Product specification

Basic planking Mill (G778) & 36'' Handle & Rail Set (G781-36)
Tubular aluminium extrusion & zinc plated steel parts
Instruction manual & assembly hardware
High quality U.S. made aircraft aluminium & steel

3 reviews for GRANBERG Alaskan Sawmill – Planking Chainsaw Mill – MKIV

  1. Simon Hide (verified owner)

    Great! My first chainsaw mill, found it intuitive to setup and use. Instructions a little out of date, perhaps fr a previous version, but didn’t cause any real confusion apart from where to put the magnetic tool holder which wasn’t mentioned in the instructions, however a quick Google search made it clear. In use I’ve been very pleased, easy to use and produced great results for me.
    Regarding the seller, no complaints, fast delivery.

  2. Steven Edwards (verified owner)

    After chainsaw bars uk fobbed me off I call these guys and they couldn’t have been more helpful. I needed a mill at the last second and they sorted it with a day to spare. I will now bring all my business this way. Thanks again.

  3. Marcus (verified owner)

    I’ve not tried it yet but it went together easy with a few spares included. Granberg have a good reputation and Briants are the cheapest stockist in the uk.

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