My Oil is Stopping My Water. What?!

POST DATE: November 10, 2015

AUTHOR Dean Maier

We ran into a very interesting situation this week that I bet most of you would never have thought could happen. One of our sawguide systems, that has been running for several months, has had ongoing issues with fluctuating water volumes. It got to the point of actually stopping the water to the saws while cu…
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Beating a Beaten Sawguide to Death

POST DATE: September 15, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

Although sawguides are one of my favourite subjects, I occasionally develop writer’s block when asked to write another blog post about them. I have heard this happens to many professional writers. Since I’m not a professional, I guess the reasons behind my writer’s block are merely excuses. “Come on, think of…
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How to Outsell Your Cheaper Competition… The Right Way!

POST DATE: August 28, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

“Sorry, your price was higher than your competition, so we purchased from them instead!” This statement is heard by salespeople all over the world every day. They often don’t understand why they lost the order because their product is superior to the competition’s. Good salespeople have been taught to sell on…
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Remember the Yugo? It was a popular car in the 1980s, imported from the former Yugoslavia. It was really cheap too, selling for about $3,900. I guess many of you will not recognize the name Yugo because it was manufactured so long ago, but as you can tell since they aren’t around anymore, this car was not a h…
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The Sawmill Industry Needs an Education

POST DATE: July 10, 2015

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I have recently attended a few forestry sector tradeshows, the same ones the sawmill industry usually attends. I have spoken with many people in the industry who have questions about sawguides, which of course I am always very happy to answer. There is one question I would like to address today; this question…
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