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Re: Help! I'm busting bands
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2013, 11:39:36 AM »
I went out and got up under the tarp and took a few photos to show the braking belt on my mill. You tighten it by loosening the clamping bolts, adjust the belt, then re-tighten. I would have removed the sawdust  so you could see better, but its froze. ;)

 

  

  

 
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Re: Help! I'm busting bands
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2013, 05:49:22 PM »
Jeff, your brake strap is the same as on my FIL's '92 LT40G28 manual mill, my '95 LT40HDG24 has a steel strap with a brake-pad lining!
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2013, 12:49:10 AM »
I went out and got up under the tarp and took a few photos to show the braking belt on my mill. You tighten it by loosening the clamping bolts, adjust the belt, then re-tighten. I would have removed the sawdust  so you could see better, but its froze. ;)

Thank you, Jeff. It would appear that my mill does not have that pulley or wheel (seen on the left hand side of the second picture) and the associated belt.  I will check on my spare sawmill and see if it has one. The one I use is a 1990 and the spare parts mill is an 89.

BTW, I believe I have your old lapsider attachment now.  ;)
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Re: Help! I'm busting bands
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2013, 10:47:53 AM »
That wasn't ever mine. It was my friend Lou's. I sold it for him via the Forum.  :)
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Re: Help! I'm busting bands
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2013, 11:02:13 AM »
Hi folks.  Haven't been on here for a while. Saw this thread and had to chime in.  I have had my mill since January of 2008 and have never had a broken blade.  Have I just gotten lucky and beat the odds?   I have a hydraulic tentioner.  Steel band wheels , using inch and a half 7/8 Munkfor blades.  .o55 thick. I tighen them up to about 6000 lbs and use red diesel for lubricant.   Any thoughts on this?
 Now just watch, the very next time I turn the blade it will break because I'm talking about it.
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2013, 06:42:23 PM »
Solomon, I don't think I've ever broken a Munkfors blade. I used some, but not enough to be an expert on them.

6,000 lbs? Really?
(I mean, I believe you, but is that what your mill manual calls for?)
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« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2013, 02:06:59 PM »
Solomon, I don't think I've ever broken a Munkfors blade. I used some, but not enough to be an expert on them.

6,000 lbs? Really?
(I mean, I believe you, but is that what your mill manual calls for?)
Might be less than that. I pump it up till the guage says 6000.  Its one of those dial guages that has hydraulic oil in it.  Screws into the top of the tentioner piston. 
 All I know for certian is Logmaster told me to pump it up to 5500 to 6000 on the guage.   Perhaps I should investigate the gauge and find out what the reading on it really means.   
 My band wheels are 30 inch diameter steel on steel. Baldes are inch and a half ,   19 ft 1 inch..   
  Still have you address and a few cases of Moxie !!!!
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« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2013, 09:04:12 AM »
Just surprised, because our Woodmizer book recommends 2200-2300 psi. My sawmill has the same sort of pressure gauge you are describing. I'm just wondering if your mill, being stressed for higher pressure, cuts flatter lumber with less dipping.

Man, I think you can order Moxie from Amazon. Cheaper shipping and a lot less trouble!
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Re: Help! I'm busting bands
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2013, 09:49:12 AM »
Moxie would be Maximum Band Busting Pressure.   ;D
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« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2013, 11:39:57 AM »
Moxie is "Sea Foam" for humans. It's just a good thing Popeye never got ahold of it, or there might not be any thing left unbroken in the whole cartoon world.
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