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Offline mbicknell

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LT10
« on: September 19, 2010, 06:56:01 pm »
My LT10 is not gliding right on its track.  About four feet from the end it slows down and pushes harder.  It doesn't matter if there is a log on or not.  The track is level both ways, it is parallel, it all clears the wood beam it is attached to, and the cable rollers are clean, and the track is clean.  Also, when I am done cutting a board I have to raise the blade to bring it back.  I used to be able to bring it back without raising it.  So, any suggestions?
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Re: LT10
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 07:35:05 pm »
It sounds like something is not level or parallel...
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Re: LT10
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 08:36:07 pm »
I looked at pics of an lt10, and since it rolls on top edge of the rails, I'd check that they are the same distance apart at each end, or that the plate the rollers are attached to are not rubbing on something.

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Re: LT10
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 08:59:13 pm »
First, Welcome to the Forestry Forum.

As has been mentioned, something is out of whack.  You've just got to get down and look.  I know that sounds like a cop-out, but something has changed.  Do you have even support underneath?  Is the mill still square?  Rails not bent or deformed?
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Re: LT10
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 09:56:51 pm »
The blade should plow the sawdust off the cant when you return the saw and start your next cut. ( logs with stress this may not be true) You should of got a tool to align the blade tilt? Place the tool on the blade and see if it is the same distance from the bed rail on both ends. You can adjust the blade tilt by moving the adjustments on the roller assembly or moving the entire head ( only on the LT10) . A better discription in the manual.  :P
The saw head should run the same on the track. I dont think the track could be different from one end to the other in distance because the bed rails hold it altogether. The clip on the bottom that hooks onto the bed rail may be hitting? It should also be adjustable.
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Re: LT10
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 07:45:24 am »
Theirs nothing binding with the rope and crank drive is there?? Frank C.
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Re: LT10
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 01:53:31 pm »
Theirs nothing binding with the rope and crank drive is there?? Frank C.

I don't think that LT10 has a rope and winch drive at all like the larger manual mills.  I think that the LT10 is simply a push along mill.
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Re: LT10
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 09:44:37 am »
String the bed.



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Re: LT10
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 08:08:06 pm »
Check to make sure your head assembly is still at a right angle to you rails. There is a procedure in the manual that tells you how to check and adjust it. My guess is that you did not have it tight enough and after pushing your way through several logs it is now tilted foward towards the end of your rails.
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