It was many months ago that I decided to conduct this 12-part series of product comparisons, and now we are in the final stretch!
Last time, we compared Automated Saws, High End. This time, we’re taking a look at the lower end of the cost spectrum. When I refer to low end saws, I do so respectfully. Typically, the saw is less expensive, with fewer features. Typically, they include features like manual loading, single cut saws, do not possess full automation, and require human interaction to process a single piece of lumber. Low end saws offer great flexibility for lower volume component manufacturers, long scarf cuts, short runs, replacement pieces, and even small pieces or wedges. These saws are used in nearly every plant in North America.
As a reminder, for this project I have researched the following companies and websites:
Square 1 Design & Manufacture Inc
Alpine, An ITW Company
Apex Machine Sales
Clark Industries Inc
Eide Integrated Systems
The Hain Company
NWH Roof & Floor Truss Systems
Stiles Machinery Inc
Wasserman & Associates Inc.
Please contact me or The Advertiser if you have any questions or additional input for this or other months. Thank you for your interest in this project conducted by Square 1!