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    I'm not sure how to ask this and I'm sure it's been over many times before and I've read here and there but would like an opinion from this group. I bought a 24" mill attachment and have cut maybe 700 bd ft so far starting with my 029, gutted muffler, 039 kit, done ok till the starter broke, then hooked up my 038 super, a little stoughter but still slow and week to me. I see these 066 chinese kits maybe $350 or so time it's running, are they junk or what? It took 20 minutes for one cut of a 2x16 yellow pine 12' long. Is this slow? Thanks David J.

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    Your post title says it all.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    What chain are you running?

    You need a bigger saw.

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    You need at least 100 cc's and even at that it's a slow process .With a McCulloch 125 which is 123 cc I can only get about 1 foot per minute on red oak about 12-15" wide .

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    There's no replacement for displacement...
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    ^ indeed but a well tuned chain helps.

    OP C.S. milling you need horse power you are better off getting a larger saw bare minimum 80cc at the very smallest. 3120xp, 880, or run two powerheads.

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    Only Mac I got is a MiniMac 6. The biggest saw is a Poland 245a, then the 038 and down. I think my chain is ok, it's an old chisel shapened around 15* by hand, smooth cut I think, better than my nieghbors circler saw mill, he can't run it anymore, problems in his arms from Agent Orange. I got caught by suprise, the trees came down in my back yard about three or so weeks ago, the biggest landed within seconds of where I was standing cutting my truck out of the mess in the storm. I was just wondering about the china 066/ms660, I guess I can wait for a better saw while this lumber dries. I want a building for my 50 gmc. Thanks DJ

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    Mr. Al Smith, I sure would like to ask you a few questions about my 038S, I been reading your stuff for a couple years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSmith View Post
    There's no replacement for displacement...
    When it comes to chainsaws, learning to sharpen the chain is a good one.
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    A million dollar pecker isn't worth a damn with a 10 cent ass behind it, which I'm often reminded of...
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