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I was moving everything back away from the garage door safety beam so I could open the door. Everything so I pressed the button and one of the frame members on the garage door caught the table and and turned it over. It fell on my dust collector and put a dent in the motor housing. As far as I can tell nothing was damaged. :smile: I tried picking it up but it was to heavy and I had to get my wife to help. Wife's come in handy every once in a while. Don't they? I guess I was pretty lucky.
 

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Stick I have not heard of that, :surprise:
there are 3 basic safeties on overhead doors...

when they come down or hit on something be it w/ the edge of the door or framing member they retract...
lift w/ too much force they auto stop or change direction...
there is something in the path of a closing door and then they won't close...
these safeties are in place to protect life...
it's all in your manual...
 

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While you're at it, Don, the guide wheel bearings need lubrication, the tracks need cleaning, the chain and door panel hinges need cleaning and lubrication, and the motor and housing need vacuuming out.
The shop's a dusty and drying environment; garage door opener mechanisms weren't really designed to operate in it.
I use the compressor to clear the accumulated dust in the tracks and mechanisms, but I'm sure there are differing opinions on that.

('Cause you had nothing else on your to-do list, right? :) )
 

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While you're at it, Don, the guide wheel bearings need lubrication, the tracks need cleaning, the chain and door panel hinges need cleaning and lubrication, and the motor and housing need vacuuming out.
The shop's a dusty and drying environment; garage door opener mechanisms weren't really designed to operate in it.
I use the compressor to clear the accumulated dust in the tracks and mechanisms, but I'm sure there are differing opinions on that.

('Cause you had nothing else on your to-do list, right? :) )
I do have a lot to do Dan. I have already took Stick off my Christmas list and you may be next. :laugh2:
 

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And deservedly so, if I do say so myself. ;)
does this mean I'm off of your xmas list too...
thank the heavens for big favors...
 

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No, not you, Stick; me.
wait one...
gimme a chance will ya...
I'm hard at work here getting off of lists..
well.. in some case.. on lists and everybuddy making or clearing list is included in my efforts...
this just takes time...
 

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I feel your pain on the tipped over joiner. I hooked my bandsaw table on an unused (and now removed) handle on my garage door and tipped it over! Needed to do some body work on the shroud but otherwise no damage other than to my self respect for being so dumb!
 

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I ended up copying manuals on line and putting them in a folder on my computer. Ones not on line I scan. Works great especially in blow ups of parts because you can make them bigger on the computer to really see them. Also know where the manual is.
 

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Real men don't read instructions!
and you see the outcome on that...
so make that ''Real/injured/dead men don't read instructions''...
 
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