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    Wood-Mizer LT40

    Anyone have any reviews of Wood-Mizer LT40 (Manual) http://www.woodmizer.com/en/sawmills...t40/index.aspx

    I'm seriously considering buying one and sure would like to hear your experiences or any positives or negatives

    Thanks

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Jeff,
    I suppose you have lots of wood to saw. I went to the Farm Fair at the Western NC Ag Center last year and saw one of these units in operation. It had the hydraulics for operation of log handling, but otherwise was similar to the unit you are looking at. I was really impressed with the uniformity and smoothness of oak boards he was cutting. This wood looked much better than what I'm used to seeing as rough cut. Machinery has always fascinated me, but I have no need for something like that. But I would have fun with it. The associated equipment can also be a significant expense, but perhaps you already have that. Keep us posted.
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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    My best friend has one and the board he mills off of it can go straight to the jointer not needing to be straight-line ripped. The bandsaw leaves a very smooth and consistent cut. He has told me it takes about 40 minutes to set up, he has the hydraulic log deck also, and is easy to haul around. I should be getting some wood he milled next weekend and I post some pictures of the results.
    Dave:-)
    :-D Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile :-D

    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

    Heard from a client..."If I had your tools and experience...I could do it myself"

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Actully I was thinking of purchasing the mill, building a solar kiln and selling lumber to you guys and (gals). If the price were right and the lumber were were high grade and dry, you would buy some - right?

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff...
    you would buy some - right?
    Why what would I do with wood???? Yea you better believe it!!!!!!!!!!

    Dave:-)
    :-D Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile :-D

    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

    Heard from a client..."If I had your tools and experience...I could do it myself"

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Pleeaaasssee!! you couldnt cut, and dry it fast enough for us,,lol. Especially if you went out of your way and purchased stuff like walnut, hard maple, cherry, and the currly stuff as well. be blessed bro

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    I own a 1999 LT40HDD 25 HP Kohler commander engine and have been sawing part time for 3 years. Sawing is just a 1/3 of the fun. The other part is stacking and stickering, dry kilning anf finishing.If you want to know more give me a call 704-258-8985.

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    I've decided, I'm moving forward with the Wood Mizer LT40 manual mill with 49 hours on it, from my uncle. He's cut his nephew (me) a deal and a half, that I just can't pass up. I've checked into resale value and I could easily sell it for far more than I'm paying, so to me this is a no brain-er. I should have it home in the next few weeks.



    Thanks everyone for their input, it was greatly appreciated...

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Good luck and keep us posted with the wood sales.

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    now thats a super gloat on steroids,,lol

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Nice deal. Hopefully you will have a lot of fun with it.
    I thought woodworking was going to be cheaper than playing golf. Boy was I ever wrong!

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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Good deal Jeff. Best of luck with getting it up and running. Hopefully you will be milling lumber in no time.

    D L
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    Re: Wood-Mizer LT40

    Congratulations Jeff!

    Have fun, but be careful :-D

    And let me be the first to say:
    YOU SUCK!

    Enviously,
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    now...now Roger. You know the rules here. No photos = No suck!

    :lol:
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    Hey!

    I don't make the rules, I just break them

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