FIRST CUT GUIDES
At Granberg International, we pride ourselves on our quality tools made here in the USA. Our family owned and operated business has been designing and creating products and parts for our customers since 1954. We know that it takes skill and practice for quality millwork, but the right chainsaw mill and products can go a long way in helping you get that perfect, smooth cut every time. Along with our chainsaw mills, we offer products to help create that first cut, including our Slabbing Rail Brackets, EZ-Rail Systems, and upgrades and parts for the EZ-Rail Systems. These help make the milling process even smoother and easier, creating better results with simple solutions for the replacement of parts.
Slabbing Rail Bracket Set
Our Slabbing Rail Bracket set is made from aluminum extrusion rail designed to bolt to 2x4s and then attach to a log of any length or diameter. You can use the slabbing rail brackets with any horizontally-oriented mill. The cutting length of the Slabbing Rail Bracket is limited only by the length of the 2x4s used (2x4s not included), so you can swap the length of the 2x4s based on the log and project in mind. Once the 2x4s have been drilled, slide the carriage bolts through the 2x4 and into the bracket slot. Forming nails (included in the Slabbing Rail Bracket set) or wood screws can then be used to secure the bracket to the log. The Slabbing Rail Bracket set is perfect for a miller on a budget. .
The EZ-Rail Systems come in two size lengths for your convenience and is the best way to make the perfect first cut.The EZ rails comes in 5 and 10 foot sections which can be combined using the G1090 connector kits to achieve the desired cut length. EZ-Rail Systems are made with aircraft-grade aluminum rails to provide a stable surface that attaches in seconds and is easy to level from left to right and front to back. Cross members are adjustable along the entire length of the rails. Larger crossbars are available for logs that are wider than four feet in diameter. If you have been looking for a simple solution to help make that perfect first cut, the EZ-Rail Systems are what you need.
Spare Parts and Upgrades
If you have purchased the EZ-Rail System and are looking to upgrade your rail system or are in need of spare parts for it, we have plenty of options to help keep your work going. You can order parts ahead of time if you are concerned about not being able to continue working on the job at hand or order them as needed. Either way, we have every part needed so your Granberg tools will continue to work well for you for years to come.
Some of our upgrade options for the EZ-Rail Systems include the 24” Cross Bar that allows you to cut logs over four feet in diameter. We also offer the two piece Cross Bar Kit for EZ-Rail System that can be moved along the length of the rail to create anchor points where needed. You will also find the 6” Leveling Screw a nice way to upgrade your EZ-Rail System for uneven or tapered logs. You can also find spare parts for the EZ-Rail Systems that can be easily replaced to keep your tools working properly and continuing to help you create new projects and jobs.
If you have any questions about using either the Slabbing Rail Bracket Set or the EZ-Rail Systems, we have dozens of videos on our YouTube channel showing all sorts of helpful information about our products, how to use them, and how to keep them working properly. These videos may help answer questions for you or show you if a product is something you need or should look into a different version or different product altogether. With so many options, add-ons, and upgrades available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what works best for you.
Of course, we are always happy to answer any questions you have if you would like to talk to someone on our team. You can contact us during normal business hours via phone or by filling out the form any time, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We take pride in our quality products and services, and we know how important your work is to you, so we look forward to working with you and providing the best millwork tools available on the market now and in the future.