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Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« on: June 08, 2018, 06:18:28 PM »
   Had a scare today sawing a big Red Oak log at the upper threshold (32") my mill can handle. I was whittling down the 30" log to something the blade would pass through and forgot how close I was to the top and raised the head past the upper limit. Went to lower it and nothing. I thought there was an upper limit stop up there (And there may be) but tried to move the head down or push it back on to track or whatever was needed. Nothing. I was seeing big dollar signs plus I had the customer and my wife standing there with the big log we had already struggled to get off the trailer and on to the mill. The light bulb went on (or at least flickered) and I checked the 2 breakers at the bottom of the control panel. Yep, that was all it was. Reset the breaker and all was right with the world. I need to keep a defib unit near the mill for times like that to restart my heart. I guess the guys at WM knew we would do things like that and built in the protection for us. Was a scary moment though.
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Re: Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 06:20:25 PM »
Can you call WM electrical support when you need to use the defibrillator?
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Re: Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:04:10 PM »
Ok I'm feeling better about myself.

Last week I had the Simple Set  set up to to cut 6/4.  Got down near the bottom limit and hit the down one too many times.  The head bottomed out.  I went to raise it to make the final cut.  Nothing.

PANIC! Visions of $$$ and repairs.  I called my WM dealer and asked for Tyler their service guy.

He calmly told me to press the breaker.  All was good except for my ego!  :D :D :D
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Re: Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 07:48:22 PM »
LOL!!

Our egos bounce back pretty quickly.... the "big dollar" solutions hurt far worse!  :D

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Re: Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 09:48:57 PM »
TT,

   Maybe they can add it as an option. :D I am sure Mike in Indy would really love those calls.

Ted,

   I probably did that on the lower limit a few times when I first got my mill but it has been a long time since I tripped one and never for raising too high. 

Dad,

   Yeah, my ego has been beaten up so many times it bounces back pretty quickly. My wallet is definitely less resilient. :(
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Re: Oops - whew! everything is okay after all
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 11:42:54 AM »
Twice Ive had the head at the front of the mill and while doing some other task returned to find the head at the upper limit. The first time I panicked because it wouldnt come down. Then I found the magic button that makes life good again. Still dont know why it takes off headed for the moon without me though.......
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