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Saw Smith
« on: February 20, 2002, 09:41:21 AM »
I am a recruiter and I never filled a position like this before.  I am looking for an experienced saw-smith for the Wayne/Romulus/ MI area.  I have done many searches and hope that someone who has done this type of work before or anyone who has any advice could please e-mail or call.
(734) 467-5450

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Shawn

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Re: Saw Smith
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2002, 01:15:32 PM »
Shawn,

If worse comes to worse there are probably several available out west (Oregon, Washington, California, Northern Idaho).

Advertise for a saw filer.
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Re: Saw Smith
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2002, 01:24:39 PM »
Thats what I was wondering. Is a saw smith the same as a saw filer? We are talking about a forest industry job correct? I can imagine where there might be a saw smith title that is unrelated to what we do.

If you have a job discription, I might be able to help as I am from Michigan and sorta kinda involved in the forest products industry. Never heard the term sawsmith though, but then again I live under a tree up north.
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Re: Saw Smith
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2002, 02:00:05 PM »
What about the guy that was here a while back that hammers circle blades. What would you call him?
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Re: Saw Smith
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2002, 06:59:06 AM »
You will first have to becme an entered apprentice in a shop that does such work.  It takes some time and experience to learn how to hammer a saw blade as well as the numerous tools necessary to keep them alined and tweeked to perfection.  I have a neighbor that worked for 35 years for Willamette Industries in their Millwright Shop that helps many of us in this area.  But the closest real professional in the business is about 20 miles North and has only one assistant that helps keep about 4 large mills going year round, plus us little guys with or chippers and mills.  Those sorts of people are few and far between around my neck of the woods. ;)
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