Check out the latest Service Update from Mereen-Johnson: Best Practices for ripping random width lumber and creating a good glue joint & Troubleshooting common Dovetailer issues
Best Practices for Increasing Productivity at the Ripsaw
Although it may seem obvious, the three ways to improve production and efficiency on the gang ripsaw are to: keep the machine running at peak performance, reduce setup and changeover downtime, and improve raw material yield.
Below is an article written by Mereen-Johnson staff and published on the Woodworking Network:
Optimizing Lumber Rip
Ripping of random width lumber to create part blanks and stave material for wood products has for many years been accomplished using straight-line (single blade) ripsaws. The straight-line ripsaw provides great versatility in choosing what parts can be ripped from a random width board, but it is labor intensive and has limited production capabilities.
Our Model 524-DDC/SR 2 Plus Series for the ultimate production flexibility featuring a first arbor equipped with two shifting hogging blades to virtually eliminate edge strips and a second arbor with up to four shifting blades or 24" capacity fixed gang. Check out more here: http://www.mereen-johnson.com/sites/default/files/2017-01/524%20DDC.com…
Banks Hardwoods recently installed a new Mereen-Johnson 524 rip saw, which when configured with their current Mereen-Johnson 424 saw will almost double their ripping capacity. For more information please click HERE.
The Board Flipper option can reduce operator fatigue and increase production.
Contact your Mereen-Johnson Sales Representative for additional information at 1-888-4MJSAWS (465-7297).
Mereen-Johnson's TwistLock Blade Setting System is the industry's fastest fixed blade positioning system. Blades are individually positioned allowing for single pocket changes without disturbing the balance of your arbor set-up. See it in action HERE.
Your Mereen-Johnson Gang Rip Saw is equipped with a mist oil lubrication system. A properly functioning lubrication system can greatly extend the service life expectancy of the saw's feed system, which has a direct impact on machine performance, quality of cut and maintenance costs.
When properly functioning, your mist lubrication system will apply approximately five ounces of lubricant per 8 hour shift of operational production.
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