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Is yours like mine....try it.
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:58:43 PM »
You see the shiny screw that holds the forward reverse handle on?

After my mill warms up and I've been sawing for a while, me or anybody can hold their finger on it no more than 8 seconds.....if you do it will burn your finger like fire.

I just happen to have my finger on it while sawing some Black Oak yesterday and I suddenly jerked my hand back thinking I had been stung by a bee....I mean it hurt!

Got to touching it and it was hot as fire. not sure why but gonna take the face off tomorrow and see what's touching it...if anything.

Touch yours and see if its hot. Could be just the Wideheads or could be just mine but I'm gonna find out.  ::)



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Re: Is yours like mine....try it.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 09:19:51 PM »
You stick your finger hoof in some strange places.  :o
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 09:32:26 PM »
You stick your finger hoof in some strange places.  :o
And sometimes I get burnt!  :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 09:37:27 PM »
Wonder what's going on?  I'm going to touch mine tomorrow.  

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Re: Is yours like mine....try it.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 09:38:54 PM »
Maybe a wire arcing on the switch.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 09:42:30 PM »
Maybe a wire arcing on the switch.
I thought about that. i'll find out.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 09:43:15 PM »
Wonder what's going on?  I'm going to touch mine tomorrow.  
Run it for a while then touch it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 10:43:23 PM »
if its a switch probably loose wire or contacts not making a good connection.  

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 11:02:07 PM »
You stick your finger hoof in some strange places.  :o
:D :D :D  Good thing he didnít put his tongue on it huh? ;D
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 12:28:22 AM »
Your drum switches most likely need electric grease. Take your front cover off and you will see when you engage the switch it sparks. Or in your case starts welding  :D
There should be a little cup of grease in the side cover of your control station.
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 01:03:46 AM »
Sounds like you came up with a new use for a widehead, BBQing goat. ;D
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 07:39:34 AM »
The drum switch fingers not making good contact in the feed position!
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 07:37:11 PM »
My switch screw did not get hot.  

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 09:11:44 PM »
I did not saw today as I was working on my dump trucks HD Cylinder.
But I did take the face off the control panel.
126 hours on my mill and I hate to say it but not a lick of grease on any of the drum switches where it makes connection.
All wires looked secure. Just no grease and it would make a grinding when using the forward reverse feed lever.
I put a film of grease on all the switches and will test to tomorrow.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 10:35:43 PM »
I suspect it has to do with the whole sticker holding in place, non factory, aftermarket, modification that mill has seen to pimp it up.   :D
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 08:09:04 AM »
Reminds me that it is time for me to grease the drum switches.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 08:34:48 AM »
Reminds me that it is time for me to grease the drum switches.
Good Idea.  Thanks, too, to the Forum and folks like PostonWideHead for making us aware of stuff going on with our mills.

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Re: Is yours like mine....try it.
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 12:58:22 PM »
I guess at 153 hrs, mine is ready too. Thanks goat, Iíve been going to grease them, but seem to forget about the time I turn the key on 🙈
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 07:28:07 PM »
Well I'll be.....after greasing the contact points I ran the mill all day on Hard Maple.
My screw was as cool as a Cucumber.  8)

Oh what a little grease will do.  :)
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