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OSHA Silica Rule – Take Action!

The deadline to comply with OSHA Silica Rule has come and gone, but it’s not too late to take action! OSHA began enforcing the new silica standard on September 23, 2017, which specifies that employers are mandated to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. This means reducing the permissible exposure limit of silica…
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Safety Tips for Proper Inspection and Usage of Handheld Cut-Off Saws

Handheld Cut-off Saw Safety Before using your cut-off saw, make sure to do a quick inspection. Check the machine for loose or missing fasteners Make sure to replace and/or tighten all screws and bolts. Check the throttle trigger, trigger interlock, and stop switch to make sure they are functioning properly. Inspect the wheel guard to…
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Saw Safety: Top Reason for Blade Failure

Premature blade wear, segment loss, and blades out of round. These all too common failures can all be caused by a bouncing blade. The source? Using a blade with a bushing. The solution? Eliminate bushings for optimal safety! Select a blade with the proper sized arbor to match your cut-off saw. While cutting, vibrations can…
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Meet Adam, Esch’s new expert mechanic

  We would like to introduce Esch’s new team member, Stihl Gold certified mechanic, Adam Lawson. Adam brings with him a great knowledge base and passion for his trade. Adam will be running the full service repair center at our new location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There you’ll find the fastest tune-ups in the Midwest and…
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Cleaning your Soff-Cut blade block

Ensuring a clean and ravel free joint when Soff-Cutting takes patience and skill. Once the process is understood, you need to ensure you are using the proper color Soff-Cut blade. The timing of your cut should be in the green zone. If you have a good working knowledge of green saw cutting and you still…
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