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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2015, 08:27:43 PM »
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I just put away a mill and had the tractor lights on the " Vertical-Posts" The last cut was at 10" . I did not see any sparks.

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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2015, 09:22:40 PM »
Will you have a series on adjusting the backstops?

I went through the adjustments on my LT35. At the suggestion of my father, I tried using the Wixey digital angle gauge from my tablesaw. It seems to have worked. I will find out Friday. The advantage was that I could leave the gauge on the backstop and adjust the vertical pivot until it read 90 degrees. Even though the backstop was not perfectly vertical, after I tightened the bolt and moved it to vertical, it was still at 90 degrees.
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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 06:29:49 AM »
Hello,
  I will get some pictures of the side supports. I am not sure what the angle gauge you are referring to. Just a reminder that the side supports are tilted in at the top about 1/16".

The forward feed chain on this mill needed a little adjustment.

 

 

As you see below you can take a link out so the adjuster does not stick out. This mill did not need any links removed but here is the tool I keep with me just in case.

 

 

Kind of sloppy with the never seize. I did wipe it after I took the picture.  I think this was about 10 pm and I was running out of energy.

If you see the chain also has some rust. I see some of the chains in the field are real bad. The manual says use ATF. I use some type of penetrant  to loosen it up then use the ATF.

 

 

Hydraulic contact strip. This one needs attention!

 

  

Here is after some TLC.




 

DONT for get the bottom rail while you are here! ( above picture.) There is a ground brush that make a connection here this must be clean and shiny. You should also check the ground brush under the battery for good connection and clean the bracket that holds it. Sometimes there is bark or sawdust there preventing it from contacting the rail.


Here are some tools used to make it easier. I also have a small wire brush in the tool box that works well.

 

 

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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2015, 10:35:11 AM »
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The manual says use ATF. I use some type of penetrant  to loosen it up then use the ATF.
  Seems a perfect place for Blue Creeper to reap its benefits.
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2015, 05:06:01 PM »
I'll say it again, I likes the pictures Marty. This whole thread will be a "saver".  :)
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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2015, 06:42:19 AM »
This is great info, I took in all I could at the open house you all had a couple weeks ago. Thanks
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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2015, 07:56:15 AM »
Hello,
  I will get some pictures of the side supports. I am not sure what the angle gauge you are referring to. Just a reminder that the side supports are tilted in at the top about 1/16".

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Marty,

Instead of using a square to align the backstops, this time I tried using my Wixey Digital Angle gauge.

http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/#wr300

Have you or anyone else used this for the backstops? I thought it worked terrifically. It seems to me it takes three hands to adjust the angle if you try to kep the stop vertical while you do it. Since the adjustment is so small, I could move the stop towards the down position until it read 90 degrees and then tighten the adjuster. When raised to vertical, it was still reading 90 degrees.
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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2015, 09:53:36 PM »
Hello,
   Anthony I did check out the link and I am not sure exactly how it works. The next one I do I will take pictures of the process as the manual states.

Here are some other things we have learned. Wood Mizer changed this in late 2004. This mill in the picture is a 2001 LT40. In 9/2004 WM made a cover to prevent access for small creatures.

 

 

Rodents enter the control box here where the wires come out of the tube. As you can see if you stuff the hole with Steel Wool they can not enter and if you need to get back in to remove the wires you just remove the stuffing.

 

 

 

 

Pretty simple fix.
 It is not real fun opening up the control box and have eyes looking back at you and more than that lots of bare wires. The last one ( in the picture) smelled so bad I sprayed etching acid all over the wires and the control box then washed it with hot water. It did help. I also spent about 3 hours repairing the wires and replacing the conduit.
There is also a bacteria carried by rodents that could make you real sick.

Hope this helps.

Not sure if you want to keep this thread going or start a new one. I was working a a Lube Mizer system and have some tips and tricks with pictures. What do you think? Start a new thread or keep this going?


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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2015, 11:06:53 PM »
Because steel wool rusts away, I'd go with copper wool instead. Might be less temporary.
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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2015, 12:43:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing all the pictures and information Marty.

 My thoughts, keep everything in this thread that pertains to servicing the Wood Mizer Mill.

I will be Bookmarking this one. :)



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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2015, 06:00:12 AM »
Thanks for sharing all the pictures and information Marty.

 My thoughts, keep everything in this thread that pertains to servicing the Wood Mizer Mill.

I will be Bookmarking this one. :)








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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2015, 06:26:47 AM »
I'd use 100% stainless-steel wool.  It's often marketed for pest-proofing use.
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« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2015, 11:37:27 PM »
Hello,
   Here is a Lube Mizer option that was needing some help. The owner did attempt to repair some leaks with some epoxy. I would guess it froze, -20 degree windshield washer fluid helps prevent damage. There is some washer fluid that is blue and only good for cleaning windows. Read the label if you are in an area prone to freezing.

 

 

There are only two nuts holding the assembly on. Some times it is much easier to work with off the mill.

There are two check valves in this system. The one at the left shown is a 6 psi check valve, ( Barbed Ends) this is there in case there is a plugged nozzle or a kink in the line. There are arrows on the check valves and they are hard to see. Make sure if you are working on this you take a picture or document the arrow direction.
If you take these apart there are o-rings inside and you can turn the valve and the arrow showing the direction will not help if you get the valve in the incorrect way.


 

  

The other check valve is at the top of the picture under the flange. This one is not the easiest to work with. If your lube keeps dripping when the pump is not engaged or when the key switch is off. The valve could be stuck, or o-ring may be missing.   



  

There is the filter to keep the water clean, the nozzles will make your day longer if the water gets dirty. Bleach the water bottle if it gets green inside. The bowl is available separate there is also a green o-ring seal inside the bowl. It does not come with the new bowl. Most times you can reuse the o-ring but you got to save it. The bowl will be the first thing to freeze.



 

The check valves are available and I would keep a set in my spare parts box, the T fittings are also had to find and very inexpensive compared to driving around to find something to keep going. The plastic gets hard over time when exposed to the weather and harsh environments.
The left check valve with the 1/8" pipe threads is the 3 psi # 033449
The check valve on the right is barbed ends 6 psi. part # 033448
The T fitting is barbed on three sides. #033441
The T fitting that has one end 1/8" pipe is # 033452
The long hose not shown is # 033456. Some owners will splice a rubber hose into the line to prevent breakage if it catches on a log, it will pull apart instead of damaging the tube.
The braided hose # 033456 and 033455 two different lengths.

The pump is pretty good unit. We do see some failures on a mill that has not been used for sometime. The inside will rust. There is a magnet like any small motor and it welds to the armature to the magnet. SO run the mill and the pump at least once a month.

Hope this helps!!

I have some pictures of the hydraulic pump motors next if you are interested in more.

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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2015, 07:41:43 AM »
Oh yes.  You can not stop until you are finished.   :P

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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2016, 07:53:11 AM »
Hello,
there has been some discussion about grease fittings. Here is how we take care of this issue.

 

  

Here is a picture of the loading arm, there are three grease fittings only one needed to be replaced. Sometimes you need to remove the pin to get the old grease out. Sometimes I use a propane torch, and when it gets real bad I use the big heat.



  

Once you get the old fitting drilled out with the 7/32 drill then use the 1/4" 28 tap. I have one tap with the end ground off. I start with the starter tap till the tap hits the pin, then use the modified tap. Ok you see the drill motor with the tap on the end.  :o  If you break off the tap don't call me.  I did not show you this!  I have the drill motor set with the slip set low. If the tap gets tight stop back up and go slowly in again.



 

 

  

OK hope this helps. Using the grease gun often prevents lots of labor. If you have a tight grease gun end they will also pull out the press in fittings.
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« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2016, 08:44:38 AM »
Good, except use a hand-held T handle on the tap...not in a drill.
Going the hand-held route, one has a much better "feel" of resistance and can stop, back out, and continue tapping with less fear of breaking the tap off.
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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2016, 08:48:38 AM »
...Ok you see the drill motor with the tap on the end.  :o  If you break off the tap don't call me.  I did not show you this!  I have the drill motor set with the slip set low. If the tap gets tight stop back up and go slowly in again.
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Re: Service on a Wood Mizer mill.
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2016, 09:50:57 AM »
Anyone here use a grease hammer ?
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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2016, 11:03:18 AM »
Fantastic resource.  This demonstrates to commitment Woodmizer has to sawing.  Makes me happy I opted to purchase a Woodmizer three years ago.

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« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2016, 11:57:30 AM »
Sure, and there are threads and links here detailing their use.
 

 
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