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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2020, 07:45:19 PM »
I doubt itís an issue, but you can take the blade off and spin the wheels to see how they are.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2020, 07:48:02 PM »
good advice. I will take off the blade and check for any slop or unwanted resistance.  anything else ?

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 08:27:44 PM »
As long as the motor runs good don't worry about the rest. Woodmizers are pretty basic machinery. They have all the parts and they are simple to repair. That mill will never be worth much less then the 5000 so you can't lose anything but your time and effort. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 08:51:21 PM »
You can check the blade guide bearings, but even if theyíre bad thatís not a big deal at all.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2020, 07:55:43 AM »
Check it out good, then take the mill home, set it up and saw with it.  The bearings will not have had much weather on them and they are sealed. 

Donít borrow trouble. As others have said the mill is not a complicated machine and repair of anything but the engine is basic mechanics.  The engine is running so basic oil, spark plug, fuel treatment etc should have you ready to saw.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2020, 10:10:33 AM »
If it was a 25 year old pony you'd want to take a good look in his mouth but 7 year old green broke? Take it home and Finish breaking it in! Might need new horse shoes and harness but thats wear parts.

I would not be concerned on the bearings. Pins/bushing may need to be disasembled, cleaned, lubed and re-assembled. Belts could be dry and cracked but those are pretty cheap.     
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2020, 10:29:40 AM »
Bearings are sealed! and like I said before this mill will not last long even at this price, he who hesitates!
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2020, 02:27:19 PM »
well....  i'm a woodmizer LT 15 owner now! :laugh: I was gonna walk away after a 2 hour drive because I was still considering a new smaller mill..   and I known he had 2 others that wanted it..  and so I just told him, I said I'm here now with the trailer and the cash... and after some negotiating.. we settled at 4800 dollars with a brand new box of woodmizer blades and a box of used woodmizer blades that need to be sharpened.  i'm pretty happy with the deal. the track measured around 27 feet , so minus the saw head I believe my max log length will be around 24'. also the power feed option worked as it should and it did fire right up without even cranking for  more than a second.  the bearings all seamed to be lubed well and felt smooth.

the negatives: need a water bottle..  and new woodmizer decals for the head.  other than that I think I did great!!!! so really not anything big at all!

I look forward to learning how to use this streetrod real soon.  now i just have to get it unloaded and want to try to clean it up. I like to keep my toys in good shape and clean. :)

thanks again for all the help on here guys.  I will maybe try to figure out how to load a pic or 2 up later.


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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2020, 02:29:46 PM »
If you bought a brand new one, you would be in the same boat needing a water bottle in 7 years anyway.  great deal!
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2020, 02:42:20 PM »
You did good. I was going to throw my two cents in but these other gentlemen covered it. If something breaks after you fire it up, bearing etc, don't sweat it at all. Fix and carry on.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2020, 02:44:55 PM »
Good for you!  8) 

You will enjoy making sawdust.
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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2020, 03:12:44 PM »
If you bought a brand new one, you would be in the same boat needing a water bottle in 7 years anyway.  great deal!
Actually. given where you (and I) live, all you have to do is forget the anti-freeze one fall day and you will need a new tank. :D ;D
Good luck with the new machine!
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2020, 03:17:53 PM »
You did great!  Now the fun can begin.  

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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2020, 03:19:29 PM »
@Old Greenhorn is right.  i have had mine 7 years.  1 new fuel tank due to squirrels thinking it would taste good.  new valve on water tank x 2.  a new articulated spout on the drip lube system.  new hydraulic pump belt.  some pieces to repair energy chain. i did not forget to raise the log stops, (i thought i could gently roll a log off of forks onto the mill, not) and it rolled off the back.  some black spray paint, ect. ect.  some of this stuff is wear and tear and natural injury due to the weight of the materials you are moving.  weather and cold.  moisture.  all take their toll.  yours is just broke in.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2020, 03:46:04 PM »
Yet another person has been infected with stage II of the viral & terminal sawdust condition.

We really need to develop a more effective support group for these poor people! The only thing we seem to be able to do here on the forum is to encourage more victims to succumb every day.

Enjoy your mill! If your like most of us on here you will be wondering why you waited so long. 

BE WARE! Woodmizer does build bigger and faster mills. The sawdust virus can be unpredictable!       
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »
Great score!  We look forward to hearing about and seeing (pictures) of your sawing!  It is a slippery slope.  Sawdust is my drug of choice!
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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2020, 04:31:54 PM »
sadly there is no "herd" immunity, being around others with the condition, just makes it worse! :D
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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2020, 04:33:29 PM »
Good deal man!  So you got an extra, extra bed section.  I only have 2 sections and can only cut about 10í 6Ē.  I got my mill from a previous forum member after he was unable to saw due to health.  He was second owner and it only came with 2 sections.
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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2020, 06:29:27 PM »
Good Deal you will not be sorry, can get any part for it from woodmizer, extra bed section is icing on the cake and power feed.  Hope you have fun be safe, and keep us posted, Put it under a shed for peace of mind.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2020, 06:55:19 PM »
It's all tucked away in the pole barn for now.. gotta say though... I'm buying a trailer kit for it before spring when I want to start using it. What a pain in the ... moving it. Plus I dont like the idea of leaving it ar my property when I'm not living there . Does anyone have a trailer kit they want to sell? If not I'm buying woodmizer one. 


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