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Offline Popeye1

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Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« on: April 16, 2010, 12:36:00 pm »
Saw this on Craigslist: He is asking $3800, wish I had it right now.

"This is a 16' bed, will saw logs up to 34" dia., and boards up to 24" wide, makes siding, decking, framing,trim, ect., it comes with a resaw attachment($1500 new), and blade sharpener, some blades, It is portable. low hours(1800hrs.). "

I emailed him about what model and this is what he sent back,
"Sawmill is a 1992 lt/hd 30, 18 hp twin, automated controls."

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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 12:38:32 pm »
Looks like it could be a good buy even if you had to do some work.
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 06:17:44 pm »
yeah..read through here a bit particularly the mill mods section and learn a bit about them...you might post up some pictures of it on here if you can get them...not much info in the ad....but it''s tough to kill a woodmizer...
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 06:43:13 am »
What city and state is this in?
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 11:21:53 am »
if it runs fair, i would say its agreat price. ive got over 3000 in to my home built one.b

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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 04:22:43 pm »
I'd be wary of it being to good of a deal. Make sure you can actually touch the thing before one thin dime exchanges hands.
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 04:38:10 pm »
Jeff , good point. Ironwood
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 05:20:15 pm »
It's hard to wrong with this one. If the engine is in fairly decent shape the most you'll have to be concerned with regarding the mill acutally cutting well is ensuring that it is properly aligned. I've cut 1 million+ bdft with my WoodMizer LT40 and the parts that required replacement were cam follower bearings (the cutting head rides on these), blade guide rollers and bandsaw tires. I beat my mill across four different states is likely why my can follower bearings took more abuse than necessary (jarring about on our well maintained roads).

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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 05:41:40 pm »
I'd be wary of it being to good of a deal. Make sure you can actually touch the thing before one thin dime exchanges hands.

I've got to agree with the boss on this one.

And if you want me to be perfectly honest with you, this deal seems to sweet.

Without preaching a sermon, I'll just say in short like Rev. Jeff said....make sure you actually touch it!  :)

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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 05:47:20 pm »
Do you guys realize you are talking about a mill that was for sale going on almost 3 years ago?
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 06:00:21 pm »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

No wonder I couldn't find the ad!!
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 06:00:38 pm »
Popeye, open up a can of spinach and do this.

If you get to see the mill, get the ID number off of it and call WM in INDY. They may be able to give you some history on this mill.
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 06:04:45 pm »
Might not be able to touch it, it might be too HOT ;D
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 06:14:52 pm »
Do you guys realize you are talking about a mill that was for sale going on almost 3 years ago?

Apparently it doesn't matter.  ;D
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 06:22:11 pm »
Do you guys realize you are talking about a mill that was for sale going on almost 3 years ago?

Apparently it doesn't matter.  ;D

Maybe you need to type it bigger Jeff.     :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 06:46:58 pm »
Clearly.
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2012, 08:36:56 am »
All that being said,  I  it is good to get a laugh in before the day gets started!   Just hilarious!
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2012, 09:05:23 am »
Well, since APeters brought it up, I would like to know if it turned out to be a good deal.  Inquiring minds want to know. :)
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Re: Craigslist woodmizer sawmill -Is it a good deal?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2012, 09:05:53 am »
Boy, there's just nothing like surveying the ancient Craigs' List posts for something to do when you're bored!

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