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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #640 on: April 18, 2020, 12:34:10 PM »
Finished a mobile job sawing big Red Oak logs , getting mill ready to tow its dark  I'm lowering the saw head down on the pin when I here Bang . In the dark I caught the outrigger with the blade . Blade broke , next day i'm checking everything on the mill . Found tensioner gauge broke and one bed rail needed adjusting .

 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #641 on: April 18, 2020, 12:55:29 PM »
I just have to ask, why was the blade still installed?

Keeping a blade installed and especially tensioned is not good for the life of the blade!

Just sayin'!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #642 on: April 18, 2020, 01:17:44 PM »
I just have to ask, why was the blade still installed?

Keeping a blade installed and especially tensioned is not good for the life of the blade!

Just sayin'!
Does not do much to the tensioner seals either.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #643 on: April 18, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
guys, not like he's hijacking this thread or anything....
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #644 on: April 18, 2020, 03:48:20 PM »
I was tired after cutting all day to finish the job , it was dark and I was in a hurry to get home . Just forgot to take blade off before securing the head .
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #645 on: April 18, 2020, 05:29:37 PM »
guys, not like he's hijacking this thread or anything....
Nobody said he was!
Just asked a simple question, and he answered!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #646 on: April 18, 2020, 08:09:21 PM »
So does WM recommend removing the blade after use or just to transport? I understand removing tension.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #647 on: April 18, 2020, 08:19:39 PM »
Man oh man, this thread never ends :D. We just continue to find ways to hurt and embarass ourselves. I backed onto the parking pad and all of a sudden had that sinking feeling. Shoot! ::) Fortunately my buddy was not far away with a chain. I had a 4x4 post laying there doing nothing constructive so that is now pressed into service. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #648 on: April 18, 2020, 08:52:32 PM »
So does WM recommend removing the blade after use or just to transport? I understand removing tension.
   After reading this I went back and reviewed my manual. I almost never transport mine with a blade on and I don't leave a blade on after sawing every day. One point I had read but forgotten was my manual says to engage the clutch to tighten the drive belt and help stabilize the motor during transport. I will be doing that in the future. I am not sure what it says about mills with autoclutch or if you can leave them engaged with the mill off. 

   I appreciate posts like this thread because it reminds me to re-check myself periodically.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #649 on: April 19, 2020, 06:33:56 AM »
I wrote myself a note on the simple set cover so I don't forget to disengage the clutch before starting .When I first  brought the mill home , the first thing I did was start the motor without disengaging the clutch .

 I mostly cut at home and remove the blade when I finish cutting.Now I need to write another note check blade .
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #650 on: April 19, 2020, 07:31:46 AM »
If you leave the blade installed when you're finished sawing, whether tensioned or not the inside of the band where it contacts the belts will stain/rust !
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #651 on: April 19, 2020, 05:57:05 PM »
 

 
Cant even think up a good excuse for this one 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #652 on: April 19, 2020, 06:51:38 PM »
Oh yeah you can, you just need to think about it a bit.
 Here's mine,  did miss the clamp, barely, but I know I messed up the blade on the bottom side.


 

For a change, it was on the very last cut of the day and the blade was ready for a change anyway.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #653 on: April 19, 2020, 07:41:32 PM »
I wonder if I can blame it in the virus?😏
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #654 on: April 19, 2020, 07:52:49 PM »
If you leave the blade installed when you're finished sawing, whether tensioned or not the inside of the band where it contacts the belts will stain/rust !
I never leave a blade on after sawing, even overnight.  There are too many good reasons to remove it; safety, mechanical, housekeeping, etc.
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« Reply #655 on: April 19, 2020, 08:18:54 PM »
I wonder if I can blame it in the virus?😏
Itís either Ronaviriitis OR That D4MN Murphy at work again!
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« Reply #656 on: April 19, 2020, 08:30:04 PM »
I wonder if I can blame it in the virus?😏
Itís either Ronaviriitis OR That D4MN Murphy at work again!
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« Reply #657 on: April 19, 2020, 08:32:00 PM »
I wonder if I can blame it in the virus?😏
Itís either Ronaviriitis OR That D4MN Murphy at work again!
There he goes again! Murphy's been following me around all weekend.  He even put sawdust in my fuel filter. 😉
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« Reply #658 on: April 29, 2020, 10:26:40 PM »
I have always unfolded my bands that come wrapped in 3 loops, by tossing them in the air to land on the grass and spring open.  I decided last week that I could try to unwrap one, since I do a handled maneuver to fold them back up.  well it twisted in my hand, and I got one tooth into my palm.  not my first rodeo so I went on and got a little dirt in the blood which helped the clotting process.  so this week I had a stubborn blade that no matter how I tossed it, it stayed together.  so I got it twisted open, then let it go.  not injury but boy did it smoke and not cut well in the ERC I was working on.  yes I manually unwrapped it backward.  then had to invert it.  took me a few days to post it but now I feel good I have made many if not most of the mistakes that everyone else here has made.  my hand is healing up fine.  thanks!   :) :) :)
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« Reply #659 on: April 29, 2020, 11:40:42 PM »
Mine made a funny noise too when i did that. ::) 


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