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I bought a LT15 Electric today
« on: May 27, 2011, 09:54:56 PM »
I made a post about wiring an electric mill the other day. Well, today I went to check one out and came home with it.

LT15 Electric 1 phase, One Extension so it will cut I think a little over 22 ft long, 8 new blades and 2 cant hooks.  Mill is 6 years old, but has not been used in the past couple of years.  Was told it had only been used around 100 hours.  It looks good, Faded just a little, and the paint is coming off some parts of the rails, but not too bad.

We started it up and it seemed to work well, as far as I could tell.  You could tell it has not been used for a while because of the rust on the blade.  The up down works good and the hand drive works good.


Now all I have to do is get a spot leveled up and some concrete poared, then have it wired and figure out how I am going to make the wire carrier.


Got it for 3300$, in your opinion is that a Good, bad or decent deal?

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 10:11:16 PM »

       Sounds to me like you got a good deal.





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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 10:20:20 PM »
Congrats on the mill purchase sst04. The lt15 is a great mill.  What horsepower motor does it have?
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 10:28:01 PM »
Yes, a very fine deal.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 10:29:23 PM »
Congrats on the mill purchase sst04. The lt15 is a great mill.  What horsepower motor does it have?


It has the 10hp electric.

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 10:43:32 PM »
I would say you have a great mill there at a great price.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 10:45:46 PM »
I am looking forward to your report on on the 10 hp's performence.  Please keep us posted.
What are you planning to mill, species?
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 10:46:50 PM »
great deal!
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 11:19:18 PM »
And congratulations are in order.   :) :)
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 11:56:41 PM »

It has the 10hp electric.

Now the electrical-savvy guys can give you some advice on what size breaker you will need and what gauge of wire--if you tell us how long the run will be.  ;D
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 05:09:05 AM »
 
 Sounds good, good price and a nice simple mill and even better with electric power .   Steve
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2011, 05:48:23 AM »
So after you bought/loaded it did you put the pedal to the floor board.   Like in a smokey the bandit movie? :D
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2011, 06:07:08 AM »
Congratulations on the new to you mill!

Rust on a blade thats been used and then exposed to the elements will start to rust in a few days.   So I wouldnt let that be an indicator of the condition of the mill.   Make a few cuts with the blade and itll clean right up.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 06:32:05 AM »
An electric motor is a real spoiler on a mill,  makes it hard to go back to engines.Mills love to have a roof over their heads especially the lectric ones. Good deal. Frank C.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 07:09:55 AM »
Looks like you made a fine deal sst04!  8)
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2011, 07:15:34 AM »
You will be happy with the sawmill. I was only around a electric wood splitter at a show. I loved it. Very quite. Seemed real odd to see it working but no loud noise of a gas motor.
Could WM help you out with the carrier? I would give them a call.
What's all the lumber going to be used for? Do you have trees to cut?
Good idea with the cement. May want to raise the mill up in the air too. Kinda get it at a good working height. Can you make the pad bigger than the mill too? Easy clean up,place to store,dry lumber with a roof.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2011, 07:27:52 AM »
Congratulations and welcome to the club. Where in Georgia are you located?
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2011, 11:19:33 PM »

It has the 10hp electric.

Now the electrical-savvy guys can give you some advice on what size breaker you will need and what gauge of wire--if you tell us how long the run will be.  ;D


I checked out the Meterbase/Box that is mounted on the Pole next to my House(mobile home) and it is a 200amp disconnect with 4 slots for breakers and a Max of 150 amps for breakers in the box. 2 of the slots are used for the AC unit which is a 30amp breaker.  The mill came with around 30 to 35 feet of wire, I may end up having to get a little more but not much.

I am hoping that I will just be able to add a receptical (like a welder receptical) to the pole, using the other 2 available slots left in the breaker box. So I can unplug the mill when not in use or when I need to cut grass or whatever.

Maybe a 60 for the mill? 

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2011, 11:26:23 PM »
You will be happy with the sawmill. I was only around a electric wood splitter at a show. I loved it. Very quite. Seemed real odd to see it working but no loud noise of a gas motor.
Could WM help you out with the carrier? I would give them a call.
What's all the lumber going to be used for? Do you have trees to cut?
Good idea with the cement. May want to raise the mill up in the air too. Kinda get it at a good working height. Can you make the pad bigger than the mill too? Easy clean up,place to store,dry lumber with a roof.


The lumber will be used to eventually build a house, right now I am going to focus on building a Kiln and a few other things around the yard. 

We have the land to cut trees off of.  Also, I helped a friend out today that does Lot clearing, they had someone getting the trees for them but he never got paid so he said he would give them to me.  At this lot, he said he cut the big pines up to 20ft and had enough to fill up his Mack dump truck 2 or 3 times.   He is supposed to get them loaded and bring them over next week.

As far as setting up the mill, I am going to think about it a few days, instead of just sticking it together.

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2011, 11:28:23 PM »
Congratulations and welcome to the club. Where in Georgia are you located?


Milledgeville, about an hour east of Macon.








Thanks for all the compliments guys,  It makes me feel better knowing I got a great
deal 8)


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