Convert your logs into valuable lumber with your chainsaw, a ladder and the Norwood PortaMill® PM14. Ideal for milling in remote locations or for occasional milling, the PortaMill PM14 features ladder anchors for solid track set-up, & quick-connect/disconnect knobs for easy, no tools setup, wherever your milling takes you.
With the PortaMill PM14 chainsaw sawmill, use your chainsaw* as the sawhead and your household extension ladder as the track, and mill hardwood & softwood logs up to 14" (35cm) in diameter. Cut square beams & dimensional lumber up to 8" wide (2x4's, 4x4's, 2x6's, 6X6's).
The PortaMill works just like a real portable sawmill... the log stays stationary, while the sawhead passes along its length, slicing boards at the height that you choose. Unlike other chainsaw sawmills, there is no time-consuming and fussy rigging or clamping of any brackets to each log. Comes complete with two cross bunk/log clamping (log rest & log dog) assemblies. Chainsaw, ladder/track and optional bar & chain oiler kit not included.
The PortaMill is an easy-to-use chainsaw sawmill. With the smooth operation of the sawhead crank handle, you can precisely adjust the sawhead height—clockwise to raise the sawhead, counter-clockwise to lower the sawhead. Once you’ve set the sawhead height, the locking handle securely locks it in place. The patented throttle actuator connects the chainsaw’s throttle to a convenient handle-mounted throttle control that permits easy activation of the chainsaw throttle at the push handle. Patented mechanism fits all chainsaws. The adjustable push handle, a patented feature for operator comfort, connects the chainsaw’s throttle to a convenient handle-mounted throttle control—squeeze to saw—release for idle.
The PortaMill comes standard with two log rest/log dog assemblies for fast dogging and positive locking, and also features back dogs for easy clamping of beams, cants and boards. Its professional “Quarter-Scale” gives you the ability to precisely mill 2” or 1” lumber thanks to the same kind of professional depth-of-cut scale you’d find on band sawmills. The 5/16th kerf is already calculated in. Built-in track sweepers next to each carriage wheel remove sawdust and debris from the track for smooth rolling action.
Compact size and quick-disconnect components make it easy to store the PortaMill away when you're not sawing, and to ensure that you receive the best possible value, Norwood ships the PortaMill in knock-down form with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, exploded views and photos.
*Chainsaws of 65cc or greater recommended equipped bars no longer than 22" and equipped with ripping chain.