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Re: Close call
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2018, 07:45:13 AM »
Glad you are OK.
Been at this sawdust sickness since 2000 now and last week had a blade break and exit the chute for the first time.
Have had plenty break but before always in the log/cant.
I have told everyone that they are not to walk  of the chute when the blade is turning.
My son and now main helper was tailing when this last  break occurred. All he said was wow.
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Re: Close call
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2018, 09:54:44 AM »
Wow, glad you are ok. I never leave blade running for gig back or to adjust cant/mill. 
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Re: Close call
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2018, 10:41:57 AM »
Do You happen to know the history of the blade?

I'm using blades yet that came with my mill when I bought is used in 2005 from douginutah.

I was in the middle of a cut when I realized the far stop was up just a little to high and the blade wasn't going to clear.  I stopped the feed, stepped around, bumped the stop down with the heal of my hand the half inch it needed, then turned to go back to the feed. All of 3 or 4 seconds it took to have it happen.
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Re: Close call
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2018, 11:01:40 AM »
Well Jeff I'm glad to hear that your leg wont be the next post in the Whatcha Sawin topic!
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Re: Close call
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2018, 10:56:58 PM »
Jeff , Glad that blade didn't take a bite out of you. I had my first blade brake a week ago and it also shot out of the dust chute. I will be welding some rebar to the end of the chute to keep it from happening again.

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