Imagine cleaning a saw blade with just rags and some cleaning chemicals. Do you really want anyone’s fingers near those sharp metal tips when they can’t see the edges?
With ultrasonic technology you can eliminate the nervousness surrounding cleaning saw blades.
After rigorous use in the field, cutting tips on saw edge blades edges become dull. Traditionally, a lot of prep time is required before actually sharpening the blade.
For many years, blades would come into the repair shop coated with “wood pitch” and then get dunked into a tank with caustic lye (better known as drain cleaner). Highly caustic solution would be an understatement! The next day, these blades would be taken out of this toxic soak bath drained and placed into a sawdust bin to absorb moisture.
Once this process is complete, the blades are ready to be sharpened. A full overnight prepping process before any sharpening or repair can be started.
This 24-hour process is completely eliminated when using ultrasonic cleaning technology for saw blades. With ultrasound the same end result takes only 30 minutes. Plus, it’s a whole lot safer for your health and hands!
Several years ago, Anderson Saw Company made the switch to ultrasound and they couldn’t be happier. ASC was able to eliminate toxic solutions and a ton of labor costs, resulting in a bigger bottom line.
A large portion of Anderson Saw’s business came from walk-ins. Before ultrasound was used to clean blades, a lot of customers were frustrated because they did not want to wait for an estimate overnight. With ultrasound, Anderson Saw was able to complete customer’s requests on the spot… literally cutting the process time in half!
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