The Relationship Between Oil And Water

POST DATE: May 28, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

We recently commissioned a saw guide system for a customer and ran into some old school thinking.... The main reasons mills are trying to reduce water consumption in the saw guide systems are: To reduce the moisture content of the sawdust being supplied as fuel in continuous dry kilns. To reduce the moisture …
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The Lubrication System Sweet Spot

POST DATE: May 13, 2014

AUTHOR Dean Maier

I’m often asked how we reduce the water and oil that is needed to cool saws and lubricate guides with our saw guide systems, where others can’t. It’s a simple matter of physics. Saw guides have a pocket in them that’s designed to hold water up against the saw blade to remove heat. Most systems use water, oil…
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I continue to see coloured Saw guides brightly lighting up the walls of Sawmills like decorative art. The last time I checked, Saw guides are used in a precision industrial application for the accurate cutting of lumber. They are also a major expense. I briefly touched on this in an earlier blog, “Do Saw guid…
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Sawguide Lubrication. When is Enough, Enough?

POST DATE: February 18, 2014

AUTHOR Dean Maier

When we talk about lubrication systems, it can cover a very broad range of requirements, system styles, configurations and more. It’s a really wide brush! The main concept of any lubrication system, whether it's bearings or saw guide systems, is that you need to apply a small amount of lubricant...often. This…
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How Tolerant is Too Tolerant…When it Comes to Saw Accuracy?

POST DATE: February 05, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

We’re pleased to feature this week’s guest blogger, Ron Vandermeulen. Ron is an independent expert with over 34 years of saw manufacturing experience. So, let's talk saw accuracy. I am not referring to saw cutting accuracy, but rather the tolerance and specifications of the saw. An accurate saw does not gua…
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