Is Lots of Water in a Sawguide System a Good Thing?

POST DATE: January 23, 2014

AUTHOR Dean Maier

We are very pleased to introduce guest blogger, Dean Maier from Industrial Autolube International. Dean Maier has been in the automated lubrication business for 25 years, with 85% of that time spent in forestry applications. We are delighted to have his insight with his latest blog “Is lots of water in a saw …
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What to Look for in a Babbitt Grinder

POST DATE: January 06, 2014

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

After writing my last article on gap control, a business acquaintance of mine asked me if Babbitt grinders (some call them Guide Dressers) played an important role in maintaining the gap. Well the answer is—YES. For years I have been visiting customers and looking at their Babbitt grinders, some were good, bu…
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Why is the accuracy of a saw guide so important? If you look deeper into its importance, what it actually comes down to is 'Gap Control'! You are probably wondering what this is. The gap that I'm referring to is between the babbitt pad and the saw blade. In most Sawmills this gap is approximately 0.0015”. To…
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What Is Anodizing?

POST DATE: November 05, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

As I talk to people in the Sawmill industry, I find that many have been told things about anodizing that are incorrect. I think it’s important to have a clear idea of what anodizing is, so let’s start with an overview of the process. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process that increases the thickne…
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How Important is the Accuracy of Your Sawguide?

POST DATE: October 18, 2013

AUTHOR Udo Jahn

I remember having a friendly conversation with a gentleman about saw guides and he said a few things that really bothered me. The first was that the people working in a sawmill couldn’t tell the difference between an accurate saw guide and one that’s less accurate. The second was that the accuracy they were g…
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