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Started by Woodwalker, February 19, 2024, 09:45:54 AM

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Woodwalker

Anybody added one of these setworks Sawmill Automation Mikro LT  to your mill? Pros, cons?
Just cause your head's pointed, don't mean you are sharp.

oldironbob

I just installed the 360 pro on a Timber Harvester mill. Have not used it much. Mostly just a test log. Pretty amazing. 

Magicman

If my old non-supported 1998 SetWorks failed, the Mikro would get some serious consideration.  Less than $2k vs more than $4K for Accuset2.
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

It's Weird being the Same Age as Old People

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Woodwalker

Glad to see you still sawing MM.
I'm seriously considering purchasing one. Talked to a guy not too far from me that put one on an LT15. Says he definitely likes it and would buy again. 
I'm tired of cobbling things together and it works for a while (or not at all) or breaks. I've probable spent enough money on scales, digital tapes, DRO's and the like to have bought a factory built specific setwork.   
Just cause your head's pointed, don't mean you are sharp.

oldironbob

I missed typed info earlier. I installed the SW-350-PRO

oldgraysawyer

I just ordered the SW-350-PRO  so I'll know a little more about them in the very near future. I did some searching and long procrastination trying to decide on what I was willing to spend but ultimately decided on the 350 pro. If there was more information available I may have ordered a different(cheaper :wink_2:  ) model but I've been resurrecting my mill from the brink of scrap metal status for some time and finally have it to the point of being a worthy investment so I figured why not spend "A Few Dollars More" to speed up my saw time and keep a consistent lumber output. I did see one video on youtube where the guy did detail a lot of the features. I will add a link to his video below. To be honest his video helped push me over the edge on making my decision.

Micron PRO sawmill Setworks make perfect cut every time

DB in WV

oldgraysawyer

I guess it didn't take too long for customs. My SW350 Pro setworks has arrived safe and sound. Unfortunately due to health issues it will be a couple of days before I can begin the install. The package contained several items including a small bracket, nuts and bolts along with some electrical connectors, a sensor and of course a mounted panel onto the front of the weather box.

I will post further updates as I install the setworks to my mill.

DB in WV

Old Timer

HI there...like oldgraysawyer I just completed my SW 350 Pro on my '90 Woodmizer HD40. I made the install a little more complicated 

than need be but I wanted all of the controls in one enclosure and not all over the place like that vintage had. The manual is somewhat

vague and was a struggle until I got a grasp on the software. Once passed that the unit works totally awesome, with the exception that 

the travel speed on the saw up-down is a little too fast to stop it within the 1/32" range that it works within. I'm in the process of 

slowing the thing down or put a little more drag in the slides. Anyway if you need any help...I'm glad to be of assistance as it's fresh

in my mind.
If I had to do it over again

Stephen1

IDRY Vacum Kiln, LT40HDWide, BMS250 sharpener/setter 742b Bobcat, TCM forklift, Sthil 026,038, 461. 1952 TEA Fergusan Tractor

oldgraysawyer

I know folks are looking for information on the Mikron Setworks and I know it's been a while and I apologize for going dark but I've had some rough patches. My wife had a nasty tumble and broke her shoulder, tore the rotator and been helping her quite a bit and well as for me my doctor said they would hold off on the chemo for a bit and evaluate my progress on my next follow up visit. I won't shortcut anything here so for those who truly believe I would appreciate your prayers.

"Lord Willing" - my plans are to try to finish my mill this week so I can saw the lumber for my summer projects. My neighbor stopped by yesterday and told me he's clearing some land(approx:10acrs) for his cows and gave me all the trees he is removing. I guess he liked the deal I gave him on the 690. It pays to have good neighbors and be good to them.

Anyway if the weather holds and I can get it done I hope to be using my mill by next weekend. I'm a little anal about some things and even though the Mikron comes in a weatherproof enclosure I'm adding another layer of weatherization to my install since there will be long periods between use and a few of my projects will take some time to complete I wanted to ensure water, insects or other intrusive issues won't destroy my investment.

Here's a new video on the 350Pro like I'm installing.

Micron-lite SW-350 Explanation

I know I get long winded at times but thanks for your prayers and patients.

God Bless everyone! 
DB in WV

Magicman

I would go to an upholstery shop and have them sew me a waterproof cover for the control unit.
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

It's Weird being the Same Age as Old People

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

doc henderson

I took measurements and got a plastic tote the proper size.  it is a stelite 29 gallon from WM.  You will have to get your measurements.  I still get a wasp nest in the spring, but after a few disruptions, they figure out to go elsewhere.  
Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

Magicman

Search online for generator covers which come in many different sizes.  The sun will kill them in about a year, but they are cheap.
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

It's Weird being the Same Age as Old People

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

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