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Did something I haven't done in a long time
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:13:18 PM »
Yes I had the mill a singing cutting pine 2x8x16s, droped down to 2", half way through that sound of blade in metal.
 I sawed the adapter clamp, I felt so stupid. The blade was a brand new Timberwolf my couson gave us to try out, 4th log, had to change the blade. So yes after many hours and boardfoot sawed, whenyou get on a roll you can forget about that little clamp. >:(
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 06:18:00 PM »
4th lo, you might've been due for a fresh blade anyways. Depends on the size of the tree though.
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 06:45:45 PM »
Don't worry about the small stuff. Everything is small stuff. ;D
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 10:49:44 PM »
Yup, your lax moment has visited us all and we do get humbled occasionally.  I guess that it just goes with the territory.   The sun will shine bright on a new day tomorrow, so let's all just enjoy it together.
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 11:26:38 PM »
Guilty as charged. I hit the main clamp pad on my second day with the mill. I was amazed the blade actually cut through 1/4" of steel about 1 1/2" wide. :-[ I'm guessing resharp will tell me that band is toast.........

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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 11:41:19 PM »
Joanie
You are in good company,I bet there are many of us that have done the same thing and though Im not sure I suspect no one has cut all the way through a clamp as yet.
If anyone has perhaps they should post the blade brand and specks.
I admit to doing this my self (once) and I have been extra careful to eyeball the hight position of the blade when I'm cutting close to the deck.
Hang in there ...... I suspect it is much worse the second time you do it.
roll with it

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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 01:04:18 AM »
I hit one once. I'm a member of the club, too!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 07:16:33 AM »
Yup, I'd pretty-much say we have all hit "mill" iron!  :o
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 08:54:08 PM »
It really isn't your sawmill till you cut into it


and roll a log off the left side due to no stops up ::) :D
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 02:40:52 PM »
I have cut a stop once, and on a couple occasions I have been able to stop about 1/4" away from one (good thing about a push mill)

I sawed the corner of the clamp once.
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2012, 06:21:42 PM »
Yep, I cut into log stops and clamps.  Mostly when I get too hot and tired (hot Stupid).   :D
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 01:31:44 AM »
Now if you were to upgrade to a newer mill with the 2-axis clamp, you wouldn't have to worry about leaving saw marks in the clamp for everyone to see. Trust me, you cannot leave sawmarks in that clamp.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012, 01:59:12 AM »
Life happens it could have been worse right???
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Re: Did something I haven't done in a long time
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2012, 10:23:32 AM »
     Sliding the blade across the top of the clamp is the fastest way I know to take the set out of the teeth. ::)
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »
Well I know better than milling on Sunday.  First thing I hit a log stop.  Then I burned my hand on the muffler, which I ran cold water on it for 20 minutes to take the fire out of it. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 06:53:06 PM »
So happy to know I'm not alone. ;D
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 11:56:54 PM »
So happy to know I'm not alone. ;D

We're never alone on here, Joanie!  ;D
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