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Offline grathan

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Re: Problems with my mill
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2013, 07:21:28 AM »
I would ship it back and put the new one on ebay and then put that money towards a Monster Mill. Would you have purchased that same mill if it didn't advertise a lifetime warranty? I know I would have at least shopped around.

 I was looking at my mill the other day while I was struggling with it and could swear the gap was widening to let grains through, kinda like a spring action.


Did you try oiling it? Also you could wrap a rubber band a few times around one of the rollers (the one connected to the motor shaft) so that it just barley touches the other roller (enough to cause it to spin, but not enough to stress the band).

I keep a butter knife nearby to fish out the gap when things stop spinning


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Re: Problems with my mill
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2013, 08:13:03 AM »
Oh yeah, I've done everything, vegetable oil, wire brush etc... I haven't heard of the rubber band idea, that sounds pretty smart actually but it goes back to my issue with the whole lifetime warranty.  We shouldn't have to MacGaver our mills to keep them working if the manufacturer provides that kind of warranty.  They only do that if they have such confidence in their products that normal wear and tear shouldn't become a problem.  Its something to think about it.  I've looked at the monster mill, looks like a beast but those things sure ain't cheap.  Have to chew on it for awhile

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Re: Problems with my mill
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2013, 09:36:35 AM »
Were it me, I'd send it in for replacement, with a firm time-limit in my head, given their reputation for being slow. 

Offering a LT warranty is very different from honoring a LT warranty.   It's like the Seinfeld episode....."you can take the reservation, but you can't keep the reservation." 

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Re: Problems with my mill
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »
Looking at Midwest's catalog @ grain mills and saw the BC rollers have 12 tpi knurl, and had to Google that phrase up. 

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/single-point-knurling-242123/

I am always amused when I find others just as geeked out in their hobbies as we are into ours.   This guy is trying to make a BC roller himself. 


Midwest catalog also says a drill at 500 rpm will crush at 6# per minute.   That sounds fast, and much higher than the usual 80-100 rpm I have read. 

The Monster Mill rollers appear to be much larger in diameter, and thus circumference, so I'd think bigger would mean slightly more surface area in the "area of action" between the rollers.   Whatever the size, excess speed of rotation would seem to decrease the time available for the rollers to grab and crush well. 



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Re: Problems with my mill
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2013, 04:42:49 PM »
So? What did you find? One thing I thought might have affected the workings is the rubber gromet in the non power roller...Found it floating around the roller on mine one time and jammed it back where it belonged...No problems since.
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