Babbitt Pad Hell 2: The Saga Continues

POST DATE: February 24, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

It was Sunday morning after a busy week when I finally sat down to write this blog article. All last week I was thinking about how to write it. Thank goodness we are in an electronic age, otherwise I would’ve had pieces of paper with half written articles on them torn up all over the floor. That would have be…
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Spacers Are Killing Your Lumber Recovery

POST DATE: February 05, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I just received a package containing a sawguide sample from our newest customer, and I had to write this article right away. They were having issues maintaining clearance between their babbitt pad and saw blade. In other words, they had no gap control! As I have mentioned previously, maintaining a tight contr…
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My Saws Are Turning Into a Flamethrower

POST DATE: January 15, 2016

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I recently received a call from a friend of mine about one of his customers. I knew the news couldn’t be good. Turns out, this customer had been burning up saws for a long time. The customer’s edger had an untreated problem for many years. When I use the term “burning up,” it may make you imagine some kind of…
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Babbitt Pad Hell

POST DATE: December 16, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I just received an email from a friend who recently visited a troubled sawmill. This sawmill has unfortunately been experiencing a lot of problems with their saws getting very hot and underperforming. Underperforming is not an accurate description of what is really going on. In reality, this sawmill’s saws ar…
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Are Cheap Saws Killing Your Sawmill?

POST DATE: November 25, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Gap control is the one of the most critical items to control in a sawmill. It determines how accurate your cuts are, and the quality of your lumber. Having gap control means maintaining that perfect 0.0015” gap between the saw blade and the babbitt pad of the sawguide. If you have read any of my previous blog…
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