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Did something dumb today.
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:48:19 PM »
I made a cut and then went to raise the head so I could return it for the next cut.  Apparently I lowered the saw on accident instead of raised.  When I pulled the saw, the back of the blade hit the log and the blade came off the wheels.  At first I thought the blade broke, then I realized what had actually happened.  The blade appeared undamaged, but I was leery about putting it back on.  I figure at the least, some teeth got damaged.  Whos done this?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 11:01:14 PM »
Happens more times than I care to admit, forget which way to move dial.  Blade should be ok.  I like to finish a cut, turn the log raise the blade up about a 1/4 of a turn and pull back and do not see the bump sticking up till it catches the blade and everything comes to a stop. Or the all time bonehead, turn about a 4x 10 cant up on high side forget to raise up stops and have it fall over in the middle and jam the whole works up and end with a zig zag blade.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 11:34:56 PM »
Nope, not me, never hit the right trigger instead of the right thumb button.  ;) That's my story and I am sticking to it!!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 11:59:00 PM »
After 11,500 hours, my blade door on the mast side has a jagged hole in it where countless  blades have hit Because of various unintelligent moves. A common one for me is leaving the feed lever in the business position but having the speed control knob completely off. The lube mizer keeps squirting and, using pdiesel for lube,  enough of it accumulates on the blade. Hit the auto clutch on and the blade spins out on the diesel causing it to fly off, just as its winding up. I could go on for many chapters of Dumbness. Should write a book called Percys Pinheaded Sawmilling Techniques. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 05:35:10 AM »
When sawing or logging I have a prescription for one-dumb-aday and use it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 06:35:13 AM »
I've done it maybe twice since I've had my mill, then I started following what's written in the book!

When the blade exits the cut, disengage it for the gig back to the front!  ;)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »
A better question might be "who hasn't done this........... Yet." :D :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 07:39:47 AM »
Thanks for the replies everybody.  I enjoyed them all.  The thing is, I always disengage.  I must have disengaged and then tried to go back while it was slowing down.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:18 AM »
This is why I am putting a "laser" on mine.  I at least one time hit my setworks down button before I had cleared the back (near) end of the log and tried to stretch my blade.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 08:09:07 AM »
   Yeah, I have bumped the down toggle on my setworks after raising the head then lowered and knocked the blade off. Usually no damage is done, just a little embarrassment if others happen to be watching.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 08:54:58 AM »
Ill take the 5th 😎😎😎😎😎
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 08:57:09 AM »
Been there done that multiple times.
No cure for it in my case as inattention is a constant trait of mine 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 11:31:58 AM »
Now we know why Cook always used plywood for blade covers. In recent years they caved in to the "me too" market pressure and went to steel covers. I'm lucky to have bought my mill before the change. I have yet to trash a blade by knocking it off on the return, despite having done it at least several times a year. I strive not to do this unless I have an audience.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 11:58:50 AM »
Pete, I feel like you might have added that last part.  Lol.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 01:32:58 PM »
There are so many things you have to be aware of while milling,  Being tired and hot can cause lose of focus.  

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2019, 02:47:53 PM »
ayup it happens

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2019, 03:10:10 PM »
I made a cut and then went to raise the head so I could return it for the next cut.  Apparently I lowered the saw on accident instead of raised.  When I pulled the saw, the back of the blade hit the log and the blade came off the wheels.  At first I thought the blade broke, then I realized what had actually happened.  The blade appeared undamaged, but I was leery about putting it back on.  I figure at the least, some teeth got damaged.  Whos done this?
that's just nonsense.  it's NEVER happened in bullard, texas!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2019, 05:23:30 PM »
I looked closer at that blade today.  One tooth was almost completely sheered off.  I think I will not send that back to resharp.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:06 PM »
Ill take the 5th 😎😎😎😎😎
You are definitely not alone on that one.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2019, 08:37:11 PM »
Well, there is a saying on the haul road, that there is two kinds of truck drivers, those that have crashed and those that are going to.

Some things are just a whole lot alike, and yea I have done it, but I ain't admitting it. 
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