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Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:37:10 PM »
After researching for months I have decided to pull the trigger on a new lt35, and I知 picking it up tomorrow in Indy. I started off thinking about a harbor freight mill, then was set on an lt10, then a lt15 wide. After running the wide and seeing how heavy wood actually is I decided to go hydraulic. I have learned a lot from you guys and am excited to continue learning. Thanks for all the knowledge!

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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 07:42:04 PM »
Congrats on mill. You will enjoy the extras long after you forgot  about the price.
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 08:53:35 PM »
   Congratulations. I was considering a manual mill and my wife and friends talked me into the hydraulic mill and I am thankful every day that they did. I trust you will love it.
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 09:02:06 PM »
The 35 is a great mill, lot of mill there for the money.  Congratulations and happy sawing!!  Remember to post pictures the first time you try to saw a backstop or the clamp off!!   :D
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
Congratulations on the new mill.  I started with a chainsaw mill then looked at an LT15.  I'm like the others, was convinced to move to the hydraulic mill.  
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 10:14:31 PM »
Wait another month and get an LT70.  ;D

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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:15:47 AM »
Congratulations.  Having been sawing as wide as possible, thick, live edge slabs all week, and now so sore I can barly walk, even with a hydraulic mill, I can tell you that hydraulic is the way to go.  It takes 6 to 8 tons of hardwood logs per thousand board feet, and with a manual mill you would get to 兎njoy every pound. 

 
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 06:19:10 AM »
I started out with an LT-15, was some of the hardest work I've ever enjoyed in my life!  :D
You will like HYDRAULICS! What kind of logs you sawin!?
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:26:10 PM »
I got it home and milled up some ash. The first log took about an hour and the second was about thirty minutes. That mill has a pretty steep learning curve. Thank goodness it was only thirty degrees out, I would have lost my mind if it was hot. I知 sure things will get much easier but either way I had fun.


 

 

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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 08:38:55 PM »
    Ash can have lots of tension to deal with at times. I use a 4 degree doublehard blade to saw it. It also wants to gum up the blades pretty bad so you need plenty of lube. It can be real pretty wood. Be sure to seal the logs as soon as you cut them as ash also likes to check badly.

    Do you drive a stickshift? If so think of sawing as turning left on an uphill grade in traffic. You have to brake, turn on signals, watch mirrors, downshift and turn the vehicle all at the same time without hitting anyone or getting creamed. Eventually all those steps become pretty much second nature and you do them pretty automatically but to a new driver they can be a bit overwhelming.

   After you've banged the loading arms you left up a time or two, tripped off the breaker on the debarker because you were sawing into the flare of the log and sawed into the side supports, left the rear toeboard up and sawed big wedges and clogged up the entire bandwheel compartment with sawdust because you had stringy bark like cedar or poplar and forgot to lower the rubber sawdust chute all while a crowd watched you will eventually realize you probably aren't going to break anything and get more comfortable about your sawing. Good luck.
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 08:45:02 PM »
So far I have left the tow board up twice, opened up the mill with my fender on, and about choked myself because I couldn稚 figure out how to get the safety chain off the log turner. Unfortunately for me tomorrow starts gun season for deer. Some many decisions.....

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You will like it.
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:54:38 PM »
So far I have left the tow board up twice, opened up the mill with my fender on, and about choked myself because I couldn稚 figure out how to get the safety chain off the log turner. Unfortunately for me tomorrow starts gun season for deer. Some many decislol
lol.......more fun stuff to come.  Congratulations on the new mill!!!!!
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 09:39:04 PM »
   Trust me - WM means it when they put that sticker on the fenders that says something to the effect "Remove fender before operating mill". Don't ask me how I found out. :D
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 09:50:41 PM »
Congratulations and enjoy your new healthy addiction 
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« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 10:24:01 PM »
Count on several sawing sessions before you get into a groove.  Also practice on low value logs.  Somebody used the term "designer firewood" for the lumber that comes off the mill during the learning curve.   The lumber you produce in a few weeks will improve significantly.
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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 10:46:24 PM »
   I used most of my practice wood to build a pole barn to store my lumber and such in. It was not fancy but it works for the intended purpose. Good training and useful product even if maybe not some I'd want to sell.


 
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #17 on: Today at 06:32:50 AM »
So far I have left the tow board up twice, opened up the mill with my fender on, and about choked myself because I couldn稚 figure out how to get the safety chain off the log turner. Unfortunately for me tomorrow starts gun season for deer. Some many decisions.....
Well, congratulations on the new mill!  :)
It's obvious now, you already have some sawmill gremlins hard at work!  ;)
Now you just have to learn how to keep them at bay!  ;D
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Re: Picking up new lt35 tomorrow
« Reply #18 on: Today at 12:47:36 PM »
    One point I recently picked up on another thread was to always lower the toe boards before turning the log to reduce the wear and tear and chance of damaging the hydraulics. This practice will also help you prevent leaving it up and sawing long wedges because use of the toe board is always a conscious and deliberate choice.
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Congrats on the new mill👍
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