Is It Worth Using Saw Guide Spacers?
POST DATE: August 17, 2020
Every once in a while, a customer will ask about using spacers to change the target size. The reasoning goes, rather than investing in the right sized saw guide to begin with, you can reduce costs by adding a spacer to your saw guide. That seems like a quick and easy fix, doesn’t it? And it is quick and eas…
Aluminum saw guides: to remachine or not to remachine?
POST DATE: July 08, 2020
Every once in a while, I get a call from a customer with a version of the following question: “We have thicker aluminum saw guides in our filing room that we want taken down to a smaller size. Can you remachine it?” There’s a very simple answer to this question but before we get to it, let’s examine what we…
I still give a damn. Sawmills in the time of a pandemic.
POST DATE: June 08, 2020
Okay—so this is a bit of an understatement—but boy have things changed since I wrote about sawmill closures last year and how devastating these conditions were for small towns. I remember how I kept thinking to myself, “can things really get worse?” …I’ll let you laugh. Yup, we all know better than to ask T…
Frankly, I Do Give A Damn: Sawmill Closures
POST DATE: September 26, 2019
AUTHOR Udo Jahn
BC sawmill closures. What is there to do? Paper machines facing curtailments. At least 130 jobs lost. Another BC sawmill closure. Mill workers walk off the job for the last time. Sawmill to shut down permanently. It seems like a day doesn’t go by without seeing an article about the spiralling condition of t…
What's your standard?
POST DATE: April 12, 2019
Tell me something—if you had the choice between a quality product, (with a higher upfront cost), or a cheaper product (with hidden costs), what would you choose? The logical side of me wants to believe you’ll choose the quality product, but reality really hit me smack in the face the other week, and now I do…