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Author Topic: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!  (Read 3878 times)

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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2013, 09:20:12 PM »
Congrats on the mill ownership! As far as the engine goes, what does it hurt to use the decomp to shut it down?  Mechanically speaking, it is not causing any damage to the internals, we have a Komatsu forklift with an Izuzu diesel in it that shuts down similarly, a manual shutoff, that does not shut off fuel.  It either blocks airflow or releases compression. Most diesels either have a manual or electromechanical fuel shutoff, which would be similar to you shutting off the fuel valve. Either way, there really is no other way to put out the fire in a Diesel engine, you have to remove either the fuel, air, or both by using a decompression valve. 
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 09:28:32 PM »
I found that out on my Kubota.  ::) I shut the key off and the motor kept right on a going. I played around with the switch and it was still a going. I thought no big deal,I'll just unhook the battery. Never had a diesel tractor that did not shut off with the key. Any of you that know anything at all know that didn't work. I was just about to shove a rag into the intake on it,but thought I might just as well call the guy on the other road that knows about these things. He shows up about 10 minutes later and reaches in and works the solenoid by hand and the motors stops the way it should.
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 09:35:07 PM »
Piston,

 (along with Logrite cant hooks  ;D).



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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 10:23:10 PM »
Way to go!  Great ending 8) 8) or I guess it's the beginning 8)
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2013, 02:01:37 AM »
I think the autofeed is great, I've had mine since it was new.

I've had the lt-15 with the 10 hp yanmer for 4 years....The auto feed is nice...not perfect but certainly better than the hand crank.  I usually sort of lean on the saw head as it travels as the auto feed needs slight assistance sometimes.

Congrats Piston!!

I have the PowerFeed option on my LT15 and love it.

Piston,

The power feed on the LT15 is the best thing since sliced bread  :D.  It is wonderful. 

Well I guess that about sums it up for thoughts on the powerfeed option  ;D 
It would be nice if it had some sort of automatic kick out, but I suppose I'm gonna be walking along next to it anyways as I'm always keeping an eye on the cut, so it's not that big of a deal.  I'll start saving up for it  8)



Hey Hey there Piston  Congratulations on the mill. :)  Sounds like you need a mill warming party. 8) ;D
Dana,
That's such a nice offer, so I guess that means your hosting?  Just tell me when to be there.  :D :D


A 3 year trial? What did you do?  :D

Congrats!  smiley_thumbsup
It takes me a while to figure things out, I just couldn't make up my mind  :D
I used to think I was a fairly indesicive person, but I don't know, now I'm not so sure.. ::)  :D


Piston,
 Best money that you will ever spend (along with Logrite cant hooks  ;D).

I have the 48" cant hook covered, along with the 60" peavey.    ;D
I may add a 24" mill special at some point though.  Frank (bandmiller2) showed me how convenient they are and I've liked them ever since.  ;)

Thanks again for the congrats guys! 
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2013, 03:43:56 AM »
Mad Murdock,
I'm not positive that it isn't good to shut off the engine using the decomp lever, so I can't say for sure.  I just figured it would have some sort of "normal" shutoff when you turn the key off, like most things with deisels do.  If it doesn't hurt the engine though, I guess I'm not too worried about it.

However, I'll start using the tip by MTrim, thanks for that.  smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2013, 07:38:26 AM »
With the power feed, if you walk away for another task, just don't leave one of the log side supports up too high.  Very, very interesting things will happen as you rush back to the rescue aftermath  :).
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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2013, 08:00:19 AM »
Good news Matt,now you need a roof over baby.I'am sure the gas co. wouldn't be too excited about a building but you have plenty of land.At the very least a portable open ended building at the end to store the mill head in.Any mill worth owning is worth a roof. Frank C.
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2013, 08:16:24 AM »
With the power feed, if you walk away for another task, just don't leave one of the log side supports up too high.  Very, very interesting things will happen as you rush back to the rescue aftermath  :).

Oh Georgia Father.......you speak as though you have great knowledge of above statement.  ;D
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2013, 10:11:05 AM »
Congrats.  That is taking living and sleeping with one before marriage to a new level.   :D
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
If my power feed needs help pushing it is usually slipping because the band is dull or the drive rope needs to be tightened up.  One thing I like about the rope is it will slip if it hits some hard resistance. In my experience anyways.  ;D    Mine won't walk off the end, it will hit where the rope is anchored and slip. 
   
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2013, 01:51:29 PM »
Congrats.  That is taking living and sleeping with one before marriage to a new level.   :D

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Good news Matt,now you need a roof over baby.I'am sure the gas co. wouldn't be too excited about a building but you have plenty of land.At the very least a portable open ended building at the end to store the mill head in.Any mill worth owning is worth a roof. Frank C.

That's gonna be a "this summer" project Frank.
I'm going to clear out a nice spot up in the pine grove for the mill, and give it a more permanent spot there, with a roof over its head.

Your right, I don't think the gas company would appreciate that too much, I've already had the chopper fly over me a few times  :D
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Re: Finally bought "my" mill, after a 3 year trial period!
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 08:39:37 PM »
With the power feed, keeping a tight rope improves performance. 
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« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 08:11:48 AM »
Would a little powdered rosin help the rope slippage.? Frank C.
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2013, 08:28:10 PM »
I bet.  Excellent idea!
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