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Offline YellowHammer

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Re: Baker 3674
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2020, 08:48:31 AM »
The fast hydraulics and joystick toe boards lets me use sawing techniques I've never used before.

For example:
When I'm grade sawing 4/4, I (almost) never switch out of pattern mode, just turn it on and off with the joystick buttons and bed function trigger.

Since I'm grade sawing, I raise and lower the toeboards on most opening faces anyway, so adjusting the log height to the band in pattern mode, instead of the band to the log height is faster while I'm adjusting the angle for the opening face.  

When I'm quartersawing, I'll just use the autodown mode and only switch to pattern for the last wedge.

With the dragback shelf modification, I can just pull back up to a half dozen boards at once anyway, such as when quartersawng, so it can be a snoozer if I'm not careful.  The only time I have to take my hands off the joysticks is to stack lumber if I don't have a helper.


Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not trees.

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Sawing is fun for the first couple hundred boards.

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Re: Baker 3674
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2023, 09:47:38 PM »
best thing that ever happened to the setworks on my baker is that they quit working one day while i was running cants that had to be cut.  continued sawing without it for a couple days, parts came in, never installed.  about to though to help it sell.  come to find out, a lot of people run the bakers without them. when you get good with it, you are much faster.  i think there's a plastic bag around it in the sawmill shootout videos.

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Re: Baker 3674
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2023, 01:13:03 AM »
They have updated the setworks when I had talked to them last year from the previous setworks 

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