The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions


Council Tool

Baker Products


Author Topic: Woodmizer manual mill upgrades  (Read 270 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jb616

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 31
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Michigan
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Woodmizer manual mill upgrades
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:36:53 AM »

 I have seen the large post on upgrades but many of them are for hydraulic mills. If it is ok, I would like to start one for the older Woodmizer manual mills and start off with one of my own. As Jeff stated in an earlier post, the older mills will only cut down to 2.5 or 3" off the deck as the head comes down on top of the battery box. I have added 2x2 square tubing on mine to offset this and will show a picture.  They are only 16" long as you need clearance as well for the driven side blade guide. I have extensions that I can slip on as well for larger logs, but the 16" will work for 20+" logs. The upgrades I want to see are the removal of the driven side blade guide on the bottom, a different (better?) clamp system, and an upgrade for top of the log stops so that they don't dig into the log when trying to turn. I have seen the log turner by Yellowhammer but would welcome any log turners that are different. I'm not getting any younger and I am not able to upgrade to hydraulics at this time. 

Offline pineywoods

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5054
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Marion, Louisiana
  • Gender: Male
  • Engineering analysis-just sittin thinkin about it
    • Share Post
Re: Woodmizer manual mill upgrades
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »
JB, you have come to the right place. There's tons of info here on upgrading manual mills. I went that route with a 95 manual lt40. The logical tendency is to think adding the factory upgrades. That usually doesn't work out, better to trade up. Over the years, I have added a bunch, a little at a time. Now have full hydraulics (less a loader which I don't need), much Faster up/down, remote control, kawasaki engine, and autoclutch. I'm looking into home-made setworks. Mostly not for production enhancement but to accommodate my aging bod. All documented with posts here, with pics and videos..
Almost forgot, not a mill mod, but a sawdust extraction system (blower) is one of my favorites...
1995 Wood Mizer LT 40, Liquid cooled kawasaki,homebuilt hydraulics. Homebuilt solar dry kiln.  Woodmaster 718 planner, Kubota M4700 with homemade forks and winch, stihl  028, 029, Ms390
100k bd ft club.Charter member of The Grumpy old Men

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

LT40 Manual to Hydraulic Upgrades

Started by Meadows Miller on Sawmills and Milling

31 Replies
Last post February 04, 2012, 02:42:13 PM
by Ohio_Bill
Woodmizer Upgrades

Started by shopteacher on Sawmills and Milling

49 Replies
Last post May 19, 2005, 08:00:19 AM
by Kirk_Allen
woodmizer , no upgrades allowed

Started by Tom L on Sawmills and Milling

39 Replies
Last post November 10, 2011, 01:08:12 PM
by DR_Buck
Pics of DIY mill after upgrades

Started by BCsaw on Sawmills and Milling

19 Replies
Last post August 12, 2014, 05:29:15 AM
by thecfarm

Powered by EzPortal