The Ultimate Chainsaw Sawmill – The PortaMill

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Convert your logs into valuable lumber with your chainsaw*, a ladder and the Norwood PortaMill.With the PortaMill, use your chainsaw as the sawhead and your household extension ladder as the track.

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Mill logs up to 14″ (36 cm) into boards and beams with your own sawmill using your chainsaw and ladder.The PortaMill enables you to create your own sawmill using a regular chainsaw and a ladder.

Super portable, the patented PortaMill is the perfect sawmilling solution for very remote locations or for your occasional sawing needs.Mill hardwood and softwood logs up to 14” (35cm) in diameter.* Cut square beams and dimensional lumber up to 8” wide … 2 x 4’s, 4 x 4’s, 2 x 6’s, 6 x 6’s.

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Here’s how 

1. Clamp your log in place: Use the log rests and adjustable log dogs. 2. Choose your cutting depth: Turn the crank handle to smoothly raise and lower the chainsaw. 3. Make your cut: Engage the handle-mounted throttle and advance the saw along the track. You probably already have a chainsaw and ladder in your garage right now. What projects could you do if you had your own sawmill?