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logbuilder
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Nerw to the sawmill need some help in setting up the norwood tooth setter

<p>Had my mill for one an a haft years now, MN29&nbsp; bought a tooth sharpener with it, no problems, until I hit junk in the wood, be taking better care in cleaning the bark and such.</p><p>I borrowed a tooth setter frow a friend of mine and when I asked about an instruction manuel he said their wasn&#39;t one when he got it from his friend. Now I know that they weren&#39;t using it properly for the main thing the plungger wasn&#39;t setup to be in a locked mode at the end of the stroke. If I&#39;m wrong please correct me. If anyone out there has a norwood tooth setter with a manuel and wouldn&#39;t mine emailing me a copy it would be much appricated. Logbuilder</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Bill
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Can't help you much but I do know the plunger  depresses all the way at this point the mic. ( gauge ) should read a couple thou. more than you want to set the tooth because it will spring back. I usually go for 20 to 21 thou. with my home made setter.

Post Oakie
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There are a couple of videos that might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ayPXCmuis8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU6UhC4gIHk

 

I set the blades before sharpening them, and use the mic during setting, and check it again after setting to make sure the tooth is where it needs to be.  Just giving it one push to get them all the same works only in theory.  I keep a pair of vice grips handy just in case I need to pull a little set out.  I don't set the plunger to lock, because the amount of push depends on the set of the individual tooth.  I go for .022" set, but may have to push the tip of the tooth to .080" to allow for springback.  Also, you will need to flip the blade "inside out" to set half of the blades in the other direction.  Not too hard, but it takes some practice.  Just remember to turn them back before you put the blade on the mill, or they will be pointing the wrong way, and you'll be wondering why it wont cut!  Actually, you'll need to flip them back before sharpening, so that shouldn't be a problem.  Hope all this makes sense.  It is definitely as much art as science.

 

I don't recall a manual coming with the setter or sharpener.

 

logbuilder
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 Bill got me a couple of days ago to go to the utube awnsered a lot of questions and set me on the right track and have abetter  understanding.

Now i will have to go and teach the other two mill owners in the area on how to work it.

Thanks Post Oakie for the come back it was appreached.

Another Bill

 

Bill
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I have manuals for both if anyone needs info 

Bill
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I have manuals for both if anyone needs info