You would think that everyone would use the Saw Buddy
and that it would be a benefit to everyone with a saw.

This is our 12th year and we have had some very
interesting experiences.  

When we first started, we felt it was important to show how
a controller could improve the performance of a saw.

We knew without a doubt that we could improve the quality
of the boards, save electricity, save abuse of saws and saw
blades, increase production, and in general improve the
performance of the saw, quality of the boards and also
improve the profitability of the operation.

Because of this confidence, we put a full page ad in the
"PALLET ENTERPRISE"  and offered to put a controller into
a saw mill or pallet factory and prove that it would do what
we said it would do for free.

We spent a small fortune and hundreds of hours letting
different companies from the smallest to the largest try a
controller for free.

Saw Buddy worked ever single time, but  everyone who
tried it, did not buy it.

One of the biggest problems we had with the small band
saws was workers who operate the saws.

These workers are very dedicated, and very hard workers,
who work for very low wages. (Many don't speak English)
When you add a Saw Buddy to one of these saws, you
enable that saw to increase it's board production to
double  what it was cutting before. This either
requires more workers, or it requires the present workers to
work up to twice as hard as  they worked before.

So, do they get an increase in pay for the extra work that is
NO! And, they don't like the Saw Buddy because it's
causing them to have to work faster, doing more work,
without an increase in salary.

We've had workers turn the controller off, or change the
setting to a slower speed many times.  

We had the Saw Buddy in one location of one of the very
largest companies in the nation, (we spent thousands of
dollars at this location) and had this happen many times,  
even one time while we were there.

Saw Buddy at this one location, was
not wanted by the workers, so,
this entire large company missed benefiting
from the advantages it could have had
by using the Saw Buddy.

Another problem is the in-feed to the saws. We explained
before we put a controller in, that their in-feeds probably
will not feed enough into the saw.
On some, we actually cut twice as much in a given time.
After the controller is installed,
this has proven to be true,

You will note, that in these instances, the various
companies were interested in producing more boards. And,
they certainly could, but their interest becomes focused on
cutting a
lot more boards, instead of cutting a reasonable
increase of boards that both the employees and in-feeds
could keep up with while improving the profitability
through saw blade and electricity savings while producing
straighter boards .

Just an increase of 8% is equal to having an extra month of
production in one year, and workers don't notice that small
of an increase in work.

In all instances, the plant personnel acknowledge that the
boards were cut straighter with the Saw Buddy.

Another issue is the savings in saw blades. On the small
band saws (up to 2"), we know from experience that saw
blade savings can be up to 30%.

Also, electricity savings come
from keeping the current demand
down below what is occurring
without a controller.
The Saw Buddy can stop over-amping.

On very large saws,  savings can be substantial as
some large saws are using a huge amount of electricity
when they over amp.
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