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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 07:53:24 AM »
When I raise a toeboard I stick a felling wedge under the simpleset cover which is folded back, so I can't see the readout - Almost foolproof way of not forgetting to lower.

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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 12:27:16 PM »
I wonder if it would be worth the time/trouble to put bright LED indicator lights on the control panel to remind you that they are up?

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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 01:16:26 PM »
How about a beeper on same as on WM debarker right on the control station? Or better a plastic bullet into the blade like on SawStop?  :o
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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2018, 12:26:36 PM »
I have 2 Wood Mizer  lt40's The oldest mill is a 1990 and still an accurate cutting mill.
On this older mill, the toe boards are the blade style. They have a tendency to "creep" up when not in use. Minor movement up, but still something I have to pay attention too. Recently they have gotten to where they don't want to go down when I turn the "butterfly" style  relief valve. Cylinders on toe boards only have the hydraulic line on bottom and double springs to return to down position.I replaced springs and seal on cylinders but no help. 
Could it be the valve bleeding by at the operator position? I'm sure it is not being bumped. Thanks

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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2018, 06:56:41 PM »
Another thing to remember if flipping a log with toe boards up is that it is a good way to ruin the hydraulic cylinder when that log slabs down on it. Not a good habit.  My habit too like others is to back clamp off and push both toe board levers down. I do this by habit every time I back my clamp off. 
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Re: Toe Board Users
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2018, 08:20:26 PM »

  Thanks for that reminder. I had not thought about bending the cylinder and I know I have rotated the log while lifted. I will be sure to always lower before rotating now. That kind if info is why I love this place. ;)

   BTW - that reminds me of being at a demo given by Marty Parsons out of the PA office (He not just great at repairing mills - he really knows how to run them too). He was sawing a long log and one of the other watchers rotated the floating bed rails at the front and back into position. Marty put them back against the rails explaining hard banging on them by heavy logs could damage them. He loaded the log with the hydraulic arms, then lifted it with both toe boards then rotated the floating rails into position under the log and lowered the log gently on to them saving wear and tear on the equipment.
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