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Author Topic: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?  (Read 2578 times)

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Re: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2016, 12:42:30 AM »
Sometimes, this time of year, sawing in the rain feels better than sawing in the sun.  ;D
My mill is under cover, so I get to saw watching the rain.

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Re: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2016, 01:23:05 AM »
If I didn't work in the rain I wouldn't be able to work 11 months of the year. My lt 40 has seen more water than a river. Keeps going everyday.
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Re: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2016, 06:07:53 PM »
   I've not had any major concerns for my mill sawing in a light rain but I rarely do so. I find the rain is a royal pain with the sawdust clumping and sticking to everything and I can't blow it off easily with my leafblower. Also it makes it harder to handle the wet slippery wood when stacking and off-bearing in general.
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Re: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2016, 07:48:54 PM »
Biggest issue I've seen when getting rained out and just wanting to finish what's on the mill, is that the rain makes everything slippery and slippery means danger!
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Re: Sawing in the rain...will my LT40 melt?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2016, 08:13:27 AM »
I had to big saw jobs last summer ,one of them I sawed for 10 hours in a down pour . The other I got one of those patio table umbrellas and wired it to my command pod .  At least I was dry some of the time . The mill has no problem . It is good to check stuff after I always give everything a nice mist of W-D 40 .
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