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Re: Please help me identify this mill
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2020, 08:38:01 PM »
Glad to hear you are bringing an old mill back to life. So you have a left hand mill? I am pretty new to this but from what I have read and heard the blade should be flat on the log side if that makes sense. Iím sure there is much more experience on this forum that could help you better than I could. 

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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2020, 10:20:31 PM »
I forgot to mention, thanks for that very good info. I am now more confident in attacking my blade adjustment. What do you use for a measurement point to set the pitch? I was guessing the carriage track.

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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2020, 10:44:24 AM »
Pitch?  I'm thinking you're talking lead.  You use a headblock.  You measure at the saw guides, and you mark the tooth you're measuring.  Saw guides shouldn't be touching the blade.  Then move the saw 180į and measure to the same headblock and same tooth.  There should be a bit more of a gap at the back of the saw than from the front.  

Not all saws are the same, not all conditions are the same throughout the year.  Periodic adjustments may be necessary.  

If you have 2 saws that have opposite dishing, you probably have one saw hammered for a left hand mill and one for a right hand mill.  
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2020, 11:46:28 AM »
I noticed your mill is set up exactly like mine, cutting left to right. Can you tell me which way your saw blade dishes. Even with all the great info herein I can't figure out if mine is correct. Mine dishes away from the log such that the saw creeps away from the log as RPMs drop. and I suspect that is wrong. I keep asking this in various discussions. I am getting hints but nothing I am able to understand or use. I keep trying to download the U.S. Govt Documents but it will not download.

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2020, 07:52:50 PM »
If the saw is dished away from the log it needs to be hammered.  It is not supposed to be dished at all either way.

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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2020, 10:29:28 PM »
I think I finally figured out the manufacturer of my mill, I believe it is an Enterprise. Anyone have any knowledge of the enterprise mills that could confirm this?

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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2020, 11:28:06 PM »
I think its in Wendel's book, pm me your email and I'll scan those pages.
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