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    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:…

    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).

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    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.

    • Posted on: Wed, 11/30/2016 - 14:12
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