So you’ve decided it is time to buy another machine! This is a very big decision. Now what do you do? I’ve faced this decision many times and each time is as difficult as the last. It’s a very critical decision with long-lasting impact. The decision often involves hundreds of thousands of dollars and, if not …
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Why Does Modern Engineering Hone Aluminum Sawguides?

POST DATE: September 09, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

For many years saw guides were always made of steel. Steel was the material of choice because it was believed to be the strongest and most economical material. Since steel is magnetic, it can be put on a surface grinder and ground to very precise tolerances. The Weyerhaeuser Tech Centre maintained that +/- 0…
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Do Sawguides Come in Color?

POST DATE: August 12, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Many years back I was at a Filers Convention and someone got up to give a presentation. He was speaking about Saw guides and how they were manufactured. I thought it was going to be interesting to hear someone else’s perspective until the gentlemen stated, “The best anodizing is clear anodizing!”. At that mo…
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Sawguides - Why Are They Needed?

POST DATE: July 10, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Many years ago sawmills ran saws that are made from thick steel plate so that the saws which were held in place by a collar could remain right while they were sawing lumber. The circular saw spacing was achieved in many ways including the use of spacers on the arbors that turned the saws or to tighten the saw…
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Top 3 Sawmill Equipment Video Sources

POST DATE: May 09, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

After a quick review of the main sawmill equipment manufacturers, there’s definitely a leader in the area of video galleries. After a quick review of the main sawmill equipment manufacturers, there’s definitely a leader in the area of video galleries, TS Manufacturing. TS Manufacturing has been building thei…
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