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Re: Daily production
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2006, 08:58:04 PM »
Talking swingmills a bit, there is a huge difference between the walking required with a Lucas/Peterson ATS style VS a Peterson WPF style.  SO much less walking, and even better with electric vertical sizing.  The WPF also gives you the option of working waste or boards over the low rail, where on an ATS or Lucas you are limited to mostly working oput the ends of the mill.

My favorite feature on the ASM while working alone is not the board dragback, it is the "auto pilot" mode I cheat the mill into when working alone.  I'm pulling a board while it is cutting, similar to you bandmill guys.  Much faster and easier to handle than the board dragback.

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Re: Daily production
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2006, 10:13:40 PM »
I've got  a question that I forgot to ask Teenswinger when he was here...so I'll ask everyone... ;D

Let's say we are quartersawing a log with the swing mill. After the first triangular slab is taken off the left hand side, could you then make an eight (or ten) inch horizontal cut, then roll back the carriage and release your boards vertically by cutting on the push stroke, move over a board thickness, then release a board on the pull stroke, etc.... for the eight or so boards?
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.

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Re: Daily production
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2006, 11:43:29 PM »
Metal spinner,

If I understand your question, I don't think that will work as the blade will be spinning in the wrong direction to cut vertically on the push cut.

Captain, that is a really good point you make regarding the ability to adjust up and down at the carriage.  I could see where that would save a heap of time.  I could also see where the ASM would really speed things up by allowing you to remove a board while it is in the cut. 
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Re: Daily production
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2006, 02:50:56 AM »
Brad S.  I never had a jobsite that wasn't easy to set up in more than 2 years of cutting.  I expect that when it happens I might rethink charging for setup time.  Just trying to keep things as simple as possible.  If the customer knows beforehand what they are paying for and get no surprises at the end we should both be happy.  I think that as long as I am fair to my customers they won't object to paying a fair price. 

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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2006, 06:32:22 AM »
Metalspinner, brdmkr is correct, that is a climb cut (pushing the blade while it is in the vertical) and to be avoided.

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