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experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:07:37 PM »
I'm new to the Forum and milling in general,  I started this summer with a Logosol M8 chainsaw mill and quickly realized I needed something faster.  
  Which brings me to my question,  I've been interested in the Woodmizer LX55, possibly the electric version but not certain about the electric portability isn't necessary but might be nice.  Has anyone on here had any experience with this saw?  It's new enough that I am having difficulty getting first hand experience through reviews or videos with them.  I like the design better than the lt10 because of the four post head.  I am a bit worried about all the bolt together parts on the log bed wiggling loose with heavy use but this would be a concern with all the competition at this price point.  I am also considering a Woodland Mill HM130 which looks like a good saw with a larger capacity but roughly the same price point considering the WM is on sale currently.  
  I will be building a large woodshop this coming spring and hoping to mill at least the board and bat siding as well as making my own cedar shingles and whatever framing lumber I can get away with from the local building department.

Thanks for any input you may have!

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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 12:58:25 PM »
Woodmizer all the way
Just my experience 
Lt 40 wide with 38hp gas and command controls , F350 4x4 dump and lot of contracting tools

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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 01:27:26 PM »
Hello Bruno of NH
  Thanks for your response, It seems most people are happy with their Wood-Mizer mills,  I hope to someday have a fancy hydraulic bandmill as well, all in good time.  
  There are many features of the LX 55 which make it a bit better like the blade guide rollers which are only ceramic on the Woodland Mills as well as electric option. Depth of cut is 10.5 on the Woodmizer vs 7 on the Woodland Mills.  although the Woodland Mills has several standard options like adjustable blade guide, 14hp electric start and leveling feet.  All of which seem to be available on the Wood-Mizer but at an extra cost.

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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 06:26:05 PM »
The lx style mill has been in production in Europe for a while I belive.
They also use electric mills more in Europe. 
I'm stationary and would have got an electric mill but New England has the highest utility rates in the country.
I like to sing while milling and it would be better with an electric mill
Lt 40 wide with 38hp gas and command controls , F350 4x4 dump and lot of contracting tools

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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 06:44:51 PM »
Spindrifter 
If you put your location down I am sure there is some mills around that you could see in operation.
And being a tail gunner for a few hours on the different makes of mills will help in your decision.
And welcome to the forestry forum
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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 07:35:42 PM »
Personally I would go after the woodmizer, easier resale down the road. You will want more mill, no doubt..

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Re: experience with the Wood-Mizer LX55?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 06:01:54 AM »


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