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Lead on the big saw
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:45:33 AM »
Got the lead on my 48" Diston tweeked to prefection ended up between 1/32 and 1/16".Now if I understand what you have told me before ,the lead is particular to the saw if I rite that on the wall and put that saw on it the future I can set it to that spec. and be correct.??The saw cut ok with 1/8" lead but i noticed it cut thicker boards than usual.Also the red line laser usally shows up on the fuzz after the cut it didn't until I pulled it over a bit.A good indication ,I have found,is too much lead will tend to pull the last board away from the back headblock.Frank C.
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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 08:11:43 AM »
Actually, No.
However you can write it down as the best bet and starting point. It might not necessarily be that in the future. Tensioning, shoulder work, work on any damage to the saw plate or new shanks  can all cause the saw to change.

What we have noted in the past is that one saw is different from another when setting the lead.  Not necessarily unique to itself either.
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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 03:36:38 PM »
Aw geeze nothing can be simple,thanks Jeff.Frank C.
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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 05:55:22 PM »
With Thanksgiving coming , I say lets just be thankful we can tweak things.  ;)
Bandmiller, if it wasn't for having to fix and adjust things who would you be? Always look forward to seeing your posts with your good problem solving ability. Wonder how you developed that ;) :)

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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 05:20:37 AM »
James I'am too cheap to hire someone.Frank C.
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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 05:30:55 AM »
 It's called thrifty Frank not cheap ;D
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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 05:54:37 AM »
Frank we're not cheap or thrifty, we're just the ultimate definititon of the New England Swamp Yankee.

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Re: Lead on the big saw
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 06:50:48 AM »
Cappy,you mean' skin a louse if you could sell the hide'.I actally enjoy building and working on the mill more than cutting.Frank C.
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