I'm fortunate to have a good sawmill near my shop., operated by Kodama father and son. They keep their saw in great operating condition, and will take the time to saw a log any way I like. After years of operating my own chainsaw mill, relying now on this faster operation is the way I usually prefer to go. Less loss of material this way as well. Mrs. Kodama makes a great tea, which gives a good relaxing break from the cutting.