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Author Topic: WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side  (Read 862 times)

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WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side
« on: March 29, 2016, 03:17:01 PM »
Im running an LT300 that has been showing taper on the boards side to side but not end to end.  Band is level to the rails.  Any ideas? 

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Re: WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 03:38:07 PM »
Check your side supports for square it may be from over clamping
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Re: WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 04:00:31 PM »
Do you mean that the thickness is changing over the length of the board?
Or is the width changing over the length of the board?
If the latter, how do you edge the boards?
Also, is this for a mill set up to be stationary, or are you moving your mill from place to place?

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Re: WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 04:22:54 PM »
Sounds like the boards are a different thickness, one side vs the other side, not lengthwise.
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Re: WM LT300 Tapered Lumber side to side
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 03:06:45 AM »
as mentioned, check the side supports are square (or a fraction leaning in) and also the head should be not level with the bed, but the outside should be slightly raised.
when it hits the wood and 'bites in' the head sinks in and levels out a little. 1/8th of an inch i think? or 1.5mm give or take for us metric people  :D

im pretty sure the WM industrials are the same as the portables and thats the case with them.

I often knock my back supports over and have to watch making a trapezium and not a square cant..
Doesnt matter so much for taking boards off after the first one though.

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