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Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:34:45 pm »
 My mill was delivered 4/8/08. It took until today, and 928.3 hours, to try and saw a chunk off  of it.  :D Nothing serious, just rubbed the bolt head holding the backstop rollers on. It was time for a new band anyway.  ;D
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 07:52:34 pm »
That must be a world record. Guinness Book will be sending a team to verify this claim.
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 07:54:02 pm »
Took ya long enough.

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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 09:03:20 pm »
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 09:07:58 pm »
I'm a procrastinator, everyone here knows that.   ;D
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 10:10:45 pm »
That's just not right, a mill has to have more grooves in it than that to feel loved.  I'll send you a new band and just rev it up and ram it into the backstops or clamp and give it a good notch.  You can even keep the band if you want. :D
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 10:35:29 pm »
That's just not right, a mill has to have more grooves in it than that to feel loved. 

I can hear it all now as L averne T urner 40 says in a whiney voice '' You are spending way too much time with your hands on someone else with someone else''.

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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 11:11:55 pm »
Way to go Dave!
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 12:39:38 am »
My mill was delivered 4/8/08. It took until today, and 928.3 hours, to try and saw a chunk off  of it.  :D Nothing serious, just rubbed the bolt head holding the backstop rollers on. It was time for a new band anyway.  ;D
With that wireless setup, thats pretty awesome. I didnt cut steel for a long time either. I was very careful. Then one day, I got started  and have been getting quite good at it....For steel I still prefer the 13 degree blades. Turbo 7s is my next choice, takes longer to get down to the gums... :D
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 10:22:39 am »
Wireless makes it easier to not hit the backstops because you can see better. Walking with the head you have to bend to the side to see the band when its getting close to the stops.
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 02:22:23 pm »
Pretty sure I tried milling my mill in the first 8 seconds. I'd like to think that I'm a bull rider so 8 seconds is acceptable. But that isn't true.
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 10:26:43 pm »
Wireless makes it easier to not hit the backstops because you can see better. Walking with the head you have to bend to the side to see the band when its getting close to the stops.
Oh. I thought one would be allover the place doing other tasks with the wireless.  ;D
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 11:40:40 pm »
Wireless makes it easier to not hit the backstops because you can see better. Walking with the head you have to bend to the side to see the band when its getting close to the stops.


I look at where my last cut was and try to judge if I have room or not to take another whack. 


How about on the other mill for the guy you used to work for you ever cut
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 10:21:21 am »
Twice. A backstop in the first few hours, and years later after i was no longer working there, actually. Had a bunch of people there and one in particular needed constant supervision. I swear he was trying to get sawn in half.  Made it almost all the way through the backstop on that one.
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 01:42:47 pm »
   Sure took you a long time to get it broke in proper. :D

   The next thing we know you will be telling us you have not yet forgotten to raise the side dogs and rolled a log all the away across the mill or left the toe board up and cut long wedges. 8)
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 10:06:13 pm »
I've cut wedges, but haven't launched a log over the back, yet.
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Re: Nine years, one month, and eight days.
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 10:59:04 pm »
   Still waiting on that special log I guess? Send pix when you find it. Trust me - its out there waiting for you.
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