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I finally did it...I bought a mill
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:37:12 PM »
After a couple of years of looking , researching and procrastinating I finally broke down and bought a mill. Those of you who might have read my other threads know I was looking hard at Woodland Mills and EZ Boardwalk Jr. I had myself convinced to order the EZ Boardwalk Jr and then this mill popped on Craigslist.
 It's a December 2016 build Wood-Mizer LT28 with the manual log.deck package. I drove to Virginia yesterday to pick it up and bring it back to PA. I had a chance to try it out today on a Hemlock log. I'm hooked!
  Now I have many questions about blades...the choices are much and I know so little lol  I have three new blades the PO gave me and about 10 old blades he had sitting out and are a little rusty. I was think about trying Wood-Mizer's re-sharp service.



 


 


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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 08:48:13 PM »
  Congratulations on the new mill purchase. 

   I use the WM re-sharp program for all my blades and have been well pleased with the quality and response times. I use their auto-replace/auto-refill to get replacements automatically for blades that can't be resharpened. Get them at a discount rate so always have the same number of blades in rotation.
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 08:51:54 PM »
That's what I liked about the service, I would always have blades in rotation. Is there any way to identify what type of blades I have? Is there anything stamped on them?

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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 09:24:29 PM »
You will like it. Now order a Logrite cantdog or peavey.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
You will like it. Now order a Logrite cantdog or peavey.
The PO gave me a 48" Log-Rite cant hook  8)

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 11:25:46 PM »
Their are three ways to identify your bands, the first one is to look at each one and record the serial number off of them, call Indy and they can tell you what you have in your hand.  The other way is to purchase one of WM's blade blade ID tools, basically it is 5 sided tool that has the inverse of blade profiles cut into it, you match up your teeth to the side that fits and look at which profile you have.  The easiest method however is to call the PO and ask him what he ran.   

Marty Parsons dealership will be the closest Re-Sharp location for you, those guys do a great job and you will be very happy with the bands you get back. If you have not touched base with Marty yet, make a point to do so, he is a great resource and awesome dealer.   
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 11:37:41 PM »
Congratulations! 
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 12:45:28 AM »
 8) Hallelujah! Miracles do happen!  Send in a report to Guinness, has to be near a record for waffle time ;D
Congrats on the mill! Now let the good times roll and the dust fly!! 8)
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 05:40:55 AM »
 smiley_applauseWill be following your progress 
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 05:48:01 AM »
Great purchase! You want regret it! I use Woodmizer Resharp in Albemarle, NC. Just send them in with a note in the box that says....what kind of blades are these?  
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 05:48:48 AM »
8) Hallelujah! Miracles do happen!  Send in a report to Guinness, has to be near a record for waffle time ;D
Congrats on the mill! Now let the good times roll and the dust fly!! 8)
lol I didn't want to rush into anything lol Now someone on here was supposed to write a speech when I finally bought a mill...

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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 08:03:40 AM »
Congratulations on getting the sawmill !!!    :)

Send me a PM with your Name and Mailing Address and I will send you a box (10) of used but already resharpened 10 blades.  

The only cost to you will be $15 shipping and a donation to the Forestry Forum with the amount being determined by you.
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 08:07:27 AM »
Congrats on the mill . Very good find on the LT35 . Wood-Mizer has a blade jig that fits to the teeth and will tell you what deg, you have . Its a roundish thing made of sheet metal . In time you will get good at visual I.D. You got a really good mill ! Happy sawing !
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 08:42:14 AM »
Nice rig congrats

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 09:39:39 AM »
Nice score! You're in it now👍👍
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Re: I finally did it...I bought a mill
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 11:05:29 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase of a Wood-Mizer. Let the games begin!
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 06:16:50 PM »
That's a nice mill 8)
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 06:25:11 PM »
You will love the band saw mill, they are so fast!
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 07:07:45 PM »
Congratulations!   Great find!  Many happy years of sawing to you!
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 07:30:41 PM »
Congratulations on getting the sawmill !!!    :)

Send me a PM with your Name and Mailing Address and I will send you a box (10) of used but already resharpened 10 blades.  


I got a new mill too.  ;D
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