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Product Profiles for June 2001 TimberLine



By Staff Writer
Date Posted: 6/1/2001


Product Profiles

Meadows Mills Acquires Miner Edger; Machine Line to Continue Meadows Mills Inc. has reached an agreement with Soule Steam Feed Works to purchase Miner Edger, bringing together two of the oldest companies in the forest products industry. Meadows Mills will continue to manufacture and service all Miner Edgers, with manufacturing to be moved from Meridian, Miss. to North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Meadows Mills manufactures fully operational sawmills in varying sizes, both modular and mobile units, as well as complementary equipment, including edgers. The addition of the Miner line of edgers will allow Meadows Mills to supply its customers with an even broader line of edging equipment, from the smallest board edgers to 8-inch bull edgers.

Meadows Mills and Miner dealers will be able to sell the full line of edgers. Customers requiring parts or information may call Meadows Mills at (800) 626-2282.


Smithco Retains Manufacturing Process for Kiln Propellers Smithco Manufacturing Inc. has announced that it will continue to use permanent mold casting and tilt-pour machines for the production of hubs and blades in its dry kiln propellers.

"Permanent mold castings reduce turbulence of the molten metal, creating a stronger propeller that lasts longer," said Tracy W. Smith, Smithco president.

Permanent mold castings have a finer grain structure and are superior in soundness and pressure tightness, according to Smithco, which has used them for all its propellers since its founding in 1990.

All Smithco hubs and blades are heat-treated A-356 aluminum alloy, which offers improved mechanical properties over standard grades, especially in elevated kiln temperatures.

Smithco also offers an infinite range of blade pitch angle adjustment with 1-degree graduations using Smithco’s exclusive pitch-setting gauges. The infinite range, 100% reversibility and precise pitch adjustment allow each propeller to be fine-tuned to utilize all available fan power for optimum air delivery and even drying.

Smith’s line of four, six, and eight-bladed propellers, designed specifically for kiln drying, range in size from 760mm to 76 inches in diameter.

For more information, contact Smithco at (503) 295-6590, fax (503) 295-6822, e-mail sales@smithcomfg.com, or Web site at www.smithcomfg.com.


Baker Develops New Device to Sharpen Band Saw Blades Baker Products has developed a new device to sharpen band saw blades, the Baker Quik-Sharp. The design of the Baker Quik-Sharp allows blades to be sharpened without altering the original profile of the blade.

The biggest advantage of the Baker Quik-Sharp is for portable sawmills; the blade can stay on the sawmill while it is being sharpened. Quik-Sharp attaches to the blade while it is still on the mill and automatically advances the blade as it sharpens it.

The Baker Quik-Sharp may be attached to a table or workbench to sharpen saw blades quickly and accurately.

For more information, contact Baker Products at (573) 663-7711 or see the Web site at www.baker-online.com.





 






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