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Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 03-21-2016 09:52 AM 480 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2016 09:52 AM

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http://cleveland.craigslist.org/for/5500553061.html
I’ve been kicking myself for not picking up a nearly brand new 16hp Hudson 36” sawmill a few years ago. This Wood-Mizer just showed up and while it looks ridden hard and put up wet, the price seems decent, but how good is it? I know it can’t be ancient as it has a Kohler v-twin vs. the older flat twin engines. I have contacted the seller but haven’t yet gotten a response, I don’t even know which model it is, I’m thinking either an LT35 or LT40 as I don’t think the LT28 has been around long enough to get one that looks that worn, perhaps more tenured sawyers might know? I included the picture below as if it really is a good deal the link won’t be around for long.


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#1 posted 03-21-2016 01:54 PM

My first comment is – that unit does look either well used or well NOT taken care of

My second comment is – don’t you have a lumber yard/saw mill or somebody nearby that already does that work for you ? lol -:¦:-•:’””:•.-:¦:-• ‹(•¿•)› -:¦:-•:’””.-:¦:-•

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 04:26 PM

I agree with comment number 1. As for comment 2; I do have a guy that I work with regularly that I can get a pretty good deal from most of the time, the limiting factor there is what he has on hand. It’s really just something I’ve wanted to get into and the more I look at that unit, knowing that it can’t be super old given the engine it has makes it really look pretty neglected. The guy did get back to me and it’s an LT40 which has good capacity, but the fact that I’m not very interested in a portable mill and the shape it’s in is making me want it less and less. The only thing that might interest me is if I could get it cheap, clean it up, fix it up and maybe turn a small profit after using it only a little.

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 11:39 PM

I don’t have the room for any more toys and to be honest, I’m way too lazy for that kind of work. I just turned 73, in really good health and work in my wood shop 6 to 8 hours a day but running even a portable mill just does not interest me. I’ll leave that kind of labor to the guys that enjoy it.
Good luck finding one to your liking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 03-22-2016 12:50 AM

You can buy a lot of ready to use lumber for the asking price of that mill. I go along with Dick on the mill.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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