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Milling Tip:
Always keep blades sharp. A dull blade can cause the blade to dip during the cut which will result in wavy boards. Always check the direction of the teeth on the blade prior to instaling it on the mill. Occaisionally the blades are inside out during production and may need to be reversed prior to use. If you notice the blade not cutting, it is most likely turning in the wrong direction.



Cutting Lumber - 10 Easy Steps

1) Trim any high spots off the log using a chainsaw or trim hatchet.

2) Place the aluminum beam on top of the log.

3) Attach the end clamps to the guide beam and secure by tapping end clamp pins into the end of the log.

4) Insert support pin(s) and fasten with knobs provided, to insure a flat/straight surface for cutting longer logs.

5) Set the cutting depth to clear the clamp system and make your first cut.

6) Remove the beam and clamps and rotate the log 90 degrees.

7) Place the guide beam on top of the log. Using a framing square, align the cut side of the log to be perpendicular to the top of the guide beam.

8) Make your second cut.

9) Remove the guide beam and set the depth of the saw to cut the desired thickness of boards.

10) You can now make cuts using the surface of the log that you have cut as a guide. (To cut boards with finished edges you will need to drop the saw to maximum depth and cut a third square edge.)


Milling Larger Logs
Click to enlarge image The resulting boards will have to be trimmed to obtain square edges. The board thickness will be limited until the log is trimmed to at least the rated maximum capacity.
1. Make one flat trim cut as deep as possible.
2. Make a second trim cut at approximately a 30° angle to the first cut.
3. Make a third cut at a 30° angle to the second cut.
4. Cut a board off the flat from the second cut.
5. Alternate cutting surfaces until the log is small enough to be cut straight through.

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