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Re: Drag back
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2019, 03:33:32 PM »
Mine is suppose to be ready on May 6, I also got the lube mizer, Fine adjustment outriggers and the high performance blade guides, WM told me I got every option for this mill but the laser.

An edger might be in my future but I need a planer now so I got that coming instead. 
when is yours ready?
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Re: Drag back
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 03:46:45 PM »
@Bruno of NH sounds like you have a great mill headed your way, I would reach out to WM on the drag back, they told me it was a standard option on the 40s now. I went with the gas initially but @YellowHammer suggested the diesel since the majority of what I cut is wide live edge slabs currently and I could use the extra torque on making the wide cuts. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2019, 04:09:27 PM »
Some time in June 8)
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Re: Drag back
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 08:29:53 PM »
I'm glad you guys are getting your mills, I think each will be really good for your operations.  

The drag back modification I came up with many years ago is such an integral part of sawing efficiently, I am trying to figure out how I'm going to incorporate it on my 70.  It will lift and carry a board and virtually remove the load on your head motors and allow you to put the board anywhere you want it.

Here are a few links where I documented the design and improvements over the years.  

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Re: Drag back
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 09:29:52 PM »
Hammer -

Have you seen how Jake worked the same idea into his 70?  He told me the bottom fingers were a bit too long, but otherwise it worked well. 
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