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Re: Feed rate control help
« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2023, 03:19:11 PM »
Bruno, Have you followed up on WM on the poor service? They taped the conversations you had with them and management needs to hear them and respond. 
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« Reply #141 on: January 19, 2023, 03:40:20 PM »
Man does if fell good to be back sawing again In a shed for the first time as well With 2 snow storms on the way 
No matter whether it snows or not, you have let the sunshine in and brightened all of us with your good news. 
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Re: Feed rate control help
« Reply #142 on: January 20, 2023, 10:48:39 AM »
Very Happy to see you have the mill going. Lucky Wood Mizer diagnosed it correctly.
I started working on my neighbors garbage trucks when I was 12 years old,went to school for mechanics,ran a garage for over 20 yrs. I have been Superintendent of Highways for 21 years and we maintain over 50 vehicles and equipment from weedwackers to large machinery.

What I know is that every single thing we use from a screwdriver to a D-8 dozer will wear and eventually breakdown. Regardless of brand. The best you can do is take good care of it,don't abuse it and hope for the best. Never get stressed over it. Just do your best and work through it. No piece of machinery is worth your health. It is hard to take in and process what has happened over the last few years, companies are short handed or have untrained help, it seems like everything is a struggle. It is especially frustrating if you are the kind of person that goes above and beyond for your customers. It easy to get frustrated when a company you deal with does not reciprocate. Most things we use today offer high productivity and are extremely reliable. But they can all be a pain when things go bad. Think ahead and stock the parts you may need and replace wear parts before they fail.

One thing besides grounds to watch out for with electrical problems is your battery. When they start to get weak or have a bad cell they overwork the alternator and can cause voltage spikes. Running electric motors and especially on hydraulics is a high load and puts a lot of demand on the system.You want to change your hydraulic fluids regularly. In cold temps you also may want a synthetic fluid. 
Many years ago I sent a 1956 Oldsmobile camshaft to a company in California to be reground as none were available anywhere.
Long story short they misplaced it. I searched the country for one used or new with no luck. (pre internet, so phone calls to hundreds of parts houses and junkyards.) Three months later they called me, they found it. The guy that owned the car called evey week. Any way I never worried about getting parts after that episode! Sometimes you are just a victim of circumstance.
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Re: Feed rate control help
« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2023, 08:02:19 AM »
And I would add to that, we have a different generation working in these companies compared to years ago, even a few years ago. My 1st 7 few years dealing with WM Canada, the phone was always answered by a human, I did not even know they had an answering machine. Then the General Manager passed and in came the new GM with different ideals and directions. Then along comes Covid and working from home, staff leaving and trying to hire new people, and not just replacements but more staff as more people bought sawmills and started using the ones they had sitting in their backyards more, and the ones that knew what they were doing started producing more ...... used more parts, needed more help, broke down more...the list goes on and on. 
Do not get carried away by the doomsayers, things will eventually return to normal, stuff does break and staff will find the groove to enjoy their jobs....
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« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2023, 08:33:34 AM »
My thoughts also and very well stated Sir ^^^^^
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« Reply #145 on: February 02, 2023, 07:21:19 PM »
  I have to say I had a bad experience talking with a tech at WoodMizer myself.  I didn't want to say anything on here about it back then for fear of what people might say...   But I see now that I am not the only one to get treated this way.  I even had issues with a sales person when ordering my mill so I asked to get moved over to someone else.  Just before the scheduled pick-up of my mill, a technician lost control of the unit when it was being towed into the bay there in Indy.  It went rolling down the hill there just outside the bay after slipping off the forklift ball.  They had to replace the entire head and resting pin to fix it.  Made me a little uneasy to say the least and with me being totally new to the machine it took me a while to figure out it wasn't properly aligned when I got it home.  When I spoke with the tech over the phone about my issues he quite rudely told me it wasn't a planer...lol   He just did not believe me when I told him that the technician on the floor had accidentally damaged my mill to that extent.  You guys ended up helping me figure out my issues.  After doing an alignment by the book, which was a great experience, it pretty much solved my problems. My mill is only used for hobby purposes at this point though.
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Re: Feed rate control help
« Reply #146 on: February 08, 2023, 08:00:47 AM »
How things going with the new parts?
What a winter, not bad sawing with 40 days. 
Had a good customer call and want 320' of 2x10 stock for a job. Going to look to see what I have, might have to cut some for him. 40s today I think. Been so long as not being out there, I don't know what I have in stock.  :D
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Re: Feed rate control help
« Reply #147 on: February 08, 2023, 08:22:01 AM »
It's going good
You can't have a better winter for sawing
Except last Friday and Saturday 
Sawing dunage for a week 
Ash , oak and black locust. 
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