Last Saturday Wood-Mizer had an open house event at their Wood-Mizer South location in Newnan GA. We made the 2 hour drive to see the demos of the mills. I have been contemplating weather or not to buy a mill or have someone come and custom saw all the trees we have been cutting.
I have wanted a Wood-Mizer for about 10 years but could never see the need to make that kind of investment into something that I would only use on occasion. Building a house is a good occasion. :)
My intention was to go to Wood-Mizer to see the demo on the LT15 and make up my mind as to weather I was going to buy a USED Wood-Mizer or settle for one of its cheaper rivals. I emphasized the word used because I never buy anything new like cars, trucks and the like. I have learned that lesson the hard way. I don't like eating the depreciation. I would rather someone else take the butt kicking on the depreciation. That way I can buy something used and turn around and sell it (if I have to) for close to what I paid for it.
Little did I know what kind of deal we were going to get there. For starters Wood-Mizer has the LT15 discounted almost $500 and for the open house they would include a free box of bands (blades) with the purchase of a mill, a $300 value. To make things better they had drawings for door prizes. Most of the prizes were hats and stuff, but the grand prize was $500 towards options with the purchase of a mill. Well guess who's name they drew for the $500? MY WIFE!!! To make a long story short we bought a NEW Wood-Mizer LT15 and saved almost $1300.00 Woo-Hoo!!! They will have it ready for us to pick up Monday if I don't have to work. More about the mill when we get it home. Here is a video of the LT15.
The LT15 demo mill