I have been looking real hard at the LT 28 Woodmizer since I have started reading the forum. Looks as if the sale that is going on, has alot of people interested in the mill, other than myself. That being said....I just want to inquire about the manual style crank that moves the mast up and down. I know they have this feature on the LT 15 and alot of ya'll are using it everyday. Are you happy with it??? Does it move and lock into place close enough to make the 1/4 cuts. What I guess I am asking, is it accurate??? Can you actually stop it exactly where it needs to be, like with the 12 volt.
I had a LT 40 G-18 manual mill, many years ago and the only difference in the two mills is that the mast is manual lift and it will only cut a 16 foot log. Other than that, the LT 28 is just about the same, with the exception of maybe being built a little better or maybe fine tuned some over the years.
I'm real close to buying this mill. I'm a pipefitter and have been laid off since March 24th of last year. I work a few shut-downs in the refineries from time to time and just need something to fill in the gaps and think custom sawing might just be the ticket.
I have got some really great ideas and have applied them since easing around here reading past post. That and the fact that I have done this before, makes me feel like I can make a few extra dollars custom cutting some logs for people in the Southeast, Texas area.
It's been awhile since I sold my mill to my uncle in N.C. But, like so many have said before, that that sawdust just gets in your bloodstream and you eventually feel like you need to saw some more lumber and that is where I am at right now. I have a couple thousand BF on the stump, that has been lightning struck here on my place and I guess that is where I will begin cutting.
I don't know who started this site, but whoever started it, did a jam up job. There is a wealth of knowledge here and I'm soaking up all I can, starting at page 300 and something and working backwards.
Again, Thanks for the site, cause I feel privilaged to be here.