Is 'Common Sense' Still Common?

POST DATE: October 14, 2014

AUTHOR Dean Maier

Have you ever asked a really stupid question? Is there such a thing? I was brought up with the knowledge there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. If you think about that for a while, you’ll understand that the person who was teaching me was doing it from a perspective of love and understanding. My…
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A Problem Sawmills Need To Address!

POST DATE: October 02, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I have been to a lot of trade shows and filers conventions. A common theme is emerging at each one; business is improving at a rapid rate and sawmills are going full tilt. This is great news but what’s holding many back is the lack of acquiring more skilled labourers (especially Sawfilers.) In one region of …
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Are Your Customers Progressive or Conservative?

POST DATE: September 17, 2014

AUTHOR Dean Maier

Have you ever wondered why some things work great in certain places and fail in others? I have come to understand that when designing any type of lubrication system, the biggest obstacle we encounter isn’t always the machinery, but sometimes the customer themselves. The interesting thing about doing what we …
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The More Of A Gap The More Coolant You’ll Use

POST DATE: September 08, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I’m hearing a lot of people talk about reducing the amount of coolant they use to cool their saws, it’s a real concern since the wetter the wood, the longer it takes to dry. These days it’s all about how quickly you ship the wood to the market. To get it there faster you need to be able to process quickly bec…
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Gap Control Revisited

POST DATE: August 25, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I was having lunch with a business acquaintance. We were talking about various issues that he saw in sawmills and during that conversation he said, “Did you know that many sawmills that I've visited have had to open up the gap between the sawguide and the sawblade, in order for the sawmill edger to start?” I…
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