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We've sold 100+ Panther mills out there so interested in feedback (positive and/or constructive!) - Also pics of what you've milled...

 

This oak milled in Windemere was 4ft at the base:

 

' I thought you might like to see the Panther in action I am impressed the finish on the wood is good. Its a slow process but well worth it compliments to you for the sound honest advice you gave us. Paul did a great job it was hard work but well worth it.'

 

 

 

Windemere Oak re sized.jpg

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Here is a vid made the other day - the mill is very light weight at the far end and it worked well having some weight at the nose end (see later in vid). I think we will look to have a tray so you can have a heavier piece of wood on the far end easy to add and take off as it really helps to hold the mill flat to the log and reduces vibration...

 

First cut system works a treat but we need wider rungs for wider mills which we are working on. The set below has wider rungs I was testing but for this mill (PM42 - 42"  GB lo pro bar) you need only the standard width rungs for the first cut. Could also have done with bringing a longer length to make it easier for the mill to enter and exit the log.

 

 

 

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Hi Rob , those panther mills look ace I really like the quick adjustment on the cutting height , I was wondering if the parts are interchangeable with the Alaskan mill , did you help in the design of them , if so good job ,hopefully I will be back milling before too long .

Cheers Mark

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18 hours ago, farmerjohn said:

Who has a mill in the south lakes are please?

Hi is it the Panther mill you want to look at or a normal Alaskan? Can help with the Alaskan but not Panther.

 

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At last got our Panther together, minus the winch !, and did a quick run just to see how it all went and very pleased ! The Hyper skip is a great chain and as an experiment ran the 72" with 2x 576 XPs with 8 pin rims in a very knotty bit of Pine and it was a good job. I uploaded a video to my Youtube channel- outinthewood- my signal is pretty basic so if anyone wants to drag it here feel free ! 

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On 18/03/2018 at 16:05, gobbypunk said:

Hi Rob , those panther mills look ace I really like the quick adjustment on the cutting height , I was wondering if the parts are interchangeable with the Alaskan mill , did you help in the design of them , if so good job ,hopefully I will be back milling before too long .

Cheers Mark

Sorry late reply Mark - the parts are not interchangable between the two I'm afraid..

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On 24/03/2018 at 08:24, outinthewood said:

At last got our Panther together, minus the winch !, and did a quick run just to see how it all went and very pleased ! The Hyper skip is a great chain and as an experiment ran the 72" with 2x 576 XPs with 8 pin rims in a very knotty bit of Pine and it was a good job. I uploaded a video to my Youtube channel- outinthewood- my signal is pretty basic so if anyone wants to drag it here feel free ! 

Great vid - like the way you held off the nearside saw to keep the mill in the middle of the first cut rails. I reckon that is the Oregon 27RX Hyperskip that allows this - a full comp chain I think there would be no fighting it!

 

I'd like to use the vid for a bit of marketing purposes if ok? If so happy to donate a couple of smaller stainless brackets so you can brace your first cut system in the middle rather than needing wedges.

 

Will send a PM as well.

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