Small Log Chainsaw Mill is compact and its light-weight design easily bolts to your chainsaw bar with no drilling
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ripping Chain?
Ripping chain has been modified from standard, or cross-cutting chain. A pair of scoring cutters take the outside of the cut, while a pair of clearing cutters follow behind and remove the central ridge left behind by the scoring cutters. The result is a faster, smoother cut that requires less effort and less fuel for the chain saw, prolonged bar life and less wood wasted as sawdust. It should be noted that these modifications make ripping chain less suitable for cross-cutting. Doing so will dull the chain, and the increased likelihood of a "buck" from the saw can result in serious injury.
What do I need to know when ordering Ripping Chain?
The variety of chain available can be quite intimidating, but don't panic! There are three keys to getting the right chain for your saw, and while we do need to know all three variables in order to provide the right chain, figuring them out is really not that difficult. The three variables are Pitch, Gauge and Drive Link Count. Pitch is the distance between three chain rivets. If you do not have the proper pitch chain for your saw, the drive sprocket will not be able to catch the chain properly and your saw will not work. Gauge is the width of the groove in the saw bar in which the chain sits. If you do not have the proper size, either the chain will not fit in the bar or will have too much play as it moves around the bar, resulting in an uneven cut. Finally, drive link count is the number of shark-tooth shaped links that fit into the bar groove. If you do not have the right count, either your chain loop will be too short and not fit the bar, or too long, and hang loose on the bar.
How do I determine Pitch, Gauge and Link Count?
These are usually stamped on the bar itself. Look for the standard Pitch lengths of .325", .365", 3/8", .375", and .404. If you see the word Picco, that means you need Low-Profile chain. Standard Gauge widths are .050", .058" and .063. Link counts are also sometimes stamped on the bar, but if not, remove the chain per your owner's manual and manually count the shark toothed-shaped links that fit into the bar groove. It usually helps to mark the link where you start so as not to lose your place. If your bar is not stamped with this information, contact us (make sure to have your saw handy) and we can usually help you out. See our ripping chain page for an illustrated guide to pitch, gauge and link count.
What size lumber mill attachment do I need?
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General Guide for Chainsaw Power
|Log Size||Engine Size|
|up to 18"||55cc to 67cc|
|18" to 36"||68cc to 85cc|
|36" & larger||86cc to 120cc|