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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:33 PM »
It went from "bad" to "worse" over a few hours.

I was trying to limp it along to finish a job.

I was concerned about it catching on fire.... 

Long story short, if your guide isn't spinning properly, take the time to properly troubleshoot it. 
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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2021, 07:10:59 AM »
I use Dawn dish soap in my lube tank, might be I should add more!
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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2021, 11:24:00 AM »
Hi

I have the same problem which appears and then disappears. Of course, rollers are set to push the blade down etc.

Maybe it is just my thinking but this happens when too much liquid detergent is mixed with water. 
Or too much water is going on the blade and then "aquaplaning" happens.



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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2021, 09:20:45 PM »
I agree, it could be just like a car hydroplaning across a water puddle on the highway!

As I noted earlier at slow speed, the roller would turn, but at full speed it wouldn't!
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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2021, 08:18:47 PM »
Lynn, am I correct in thinking the the nut that I loosened is supposed to be tight (real tight) against the inner race on the bearings.
Yes, that nut is holding the inner race secure and it should be tight.  Your description indicates that you have a seized bearing and when you loosen the nut the inner race in turning on the shaft which is not good.  LINK

You have been sawing much too long to suddenly start having lube isues.


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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2021, 07:12:58 AM »
Me too, Lynn!

But I've never sawn Red Pine with this much dead stuff between the bark and the wood!

Going to saw today, start out with no lube and see what happens!

Thanks again to all that provided input!
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Re: Blade guide roller question
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2021, 05:44:57 PM »
Well, we finished that sawjob today!

No lube, took a little bit of time 1/4 log, then the rollers worked fine.

Really had me pulling my hair out, and wanting to make all kinds of adjustments, but didn't!

Note to all:  If you know your mill is all aligned (by the book) and you start having issues, don't start making adjustments!

As I found out other things can affect the cut and performance, it could be a dull blade, feed speed, or as in my case it just seemed to be the lube mixed with the bug & rot dirt between the bark and the wood!

Thanks again for inputs!
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