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Remote control
« on: June 05, 2021, 05:45:10 PM »
Does anyone recommend the remote control for the Woodmizer LT 50?
Just ordered one and was thinking about adding it if I still had time.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 06:00:06 PM »
If you are sawing solely for exercise then no, otherwise I would say it's a no brainier. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 06:29:48 PM »
If your talking bout the wireless remote then no.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2021, 06:54:43 PM »
I really like the wireless remote on my LT40 Super. If I didn't need the bed extension, I might go for the Command Control. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 09:24:55 PM »
A friend of mine went with the 50 so he could get the remote. He considers it the best option he put on the mill. He has sawn with it for 4 years now. I wish I could have gotten it on my 40. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2021, 10:17:37 PM »
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2021, 10:37:42 PM »
I don't have a woodmizer, but the wireless remote for my Norwood hd36 is the best money I've ever spent. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 11:15:34 PM »
I have no love for my walk along console on my LT40, especially when the wind is blowing the wrong way and the sawdust is right in my eyes.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Remote control
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 01:26:48 PM »
I have had some experience with a brand called Teleradio. Its high quality at a reasonable price. The thing to remember about radio remotes is that you can always find one thats lower cost. They are not all made the same or as reliable. Lots of people try to use a cheap "toy" remote for heavy duty applications and they dont live. Safety is also an issue. A good remote will have safeguards built in to help prevent interference from outside signals.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 02:28:53 PM »
Thank you gentlemen, Iíll try and get it added to the order this week. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 02:31:31 PM »
If your talking bout the wireless remote then no.
Whatís your reason, have you had issues with one?
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2021, 04:33:15 PM »
A friend of mine went with the 50 so he could get the remote. He considers it the best option he put on the mill. He has sawn with it for 4 years now. I wish I could have gotten it on my 40.
Thank you the positive input!!!
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2021, 05:07:20 PM »
If I was ordering one right now for what I do, I would be looking at the Command Control. The downsides of the CC are that I think you can only run a 6' extension (if that's important to you) and I don't think WM has dragback fingers like on the LT70 available for the 40 or 50 (these are the fingers that are behind the dragback that keep the board going straight back). I think they consider it too much weight, several members on here have fabbed their own with mainly aluminum construction.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2021, 05:12:12 PM »
Command Control is limited to a BX6. Wood-Mizer uses Omnex remotes, they are industrial. 
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 07:26:42 AM »
If your talking bout the wireless remote then no.
Whatís your reason, have you had issues with one?


Not me personally,  but, Woodmizer will not warranty those remotes, and not sure they even stock parts for them, and they only operate the head not the hyd functions.
They are only available for the walk along mills. 
My command control remote operators station lets me stand still AND work the hyd. @Dave Shepard mill is stretched way out to something like 55' so I can see where it might be handy for him.

I personally would not have one at all.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 02:18:29 PM »
I decided not to order, due to no warranty or hydraulic controls. I wonít be running it much anyway, so my boys will have to deal with the walking and dust. They said theyíd be fine without it. Thank you all for you advice. Steve
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 02:57:13 PM »
What about the Command Control option?
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Remote control
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2021, 05:53:54 PM »
Iím debating on that. The mill is just for our personal use, so I donít know if the extra cost would be worth it. The cost of the diesel made me cringe, but Iím sure itíll be worth it. Iíve got time to think about it after talking with Woodmizer today, itíll be a while before I receive the mill.
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Re: Remote control
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2021, 11:54:17 PM »
I also consider the Command Control that attaches to the front of the mill to be a necessary and not ďoptionalĒ piece of equipment.  

Everything is done from the pedestal, including hydraulics.  

Hydraulics anywhere can easily be added.

Safely away from the noise and sawdust.

I wouldnít buy a mill without it.  



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Re: Remote control
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2021, 05:53:48 PM »
I have the command control and really like it, sure beats walking back and forth thru the sawdust pile and around the tire.


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