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Virtual Saw and Blade Safety Training

IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND WORK SAFER WITH OUR YEAR-ROUND TRAINING OPTIONS CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS. Training done YOUR way!  Esch Saw and Blade Safety Training is now also available as virtual training! Get extensive training for you and your crew from our Saw and Blade Experts over an online call. Our training will cover diamond blade selection, how to maximize productivity from your blades, and how to prevent diamond blade failures.…
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Get Your Equipment Ready for the Winter

As the weather changes, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your equipment. Follow these 3 fuel-related strategies to help see your equipment through the cold season and take on the toughest cuts with confidence next season.   Frequent Use of Equipment Throughout Winter  If you plan to be using your saw weekly, stick with non-oxygenated fuel. This is the best way to dodge phase separation. Even sitting for…
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Diamond Blade Problems and Prevention

There are many ways a diamond blade can fail, and a failing diamond blade can mean hours of wasted time and labor, not to mention a wasted blade. Being able to identify or prevent a problem with your diamond blade can stop you from wasting an entire day wondering what happened and why you were given a faulty blade. If you have experienced a loss of tension, segment loss, cracked…
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Fueling Up for the Winter

As the weather changes, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your equipment. Depending on the frequency you will be using your saw throughout the winter, these 3 fuel-related strategies will help see your equipment through the cold season. 1. Storing for the Winter – If you are not going to be using your equipment during the winter, you should run the fuel out of it completely. Stihl recommends…
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Fueling your saw: Mixing Oil and Gas

If you want your saw to run longer, perform better, and function properly, it is critical to operate your saw with the proper fuel. This means understanding the proportions when mixing oil and gas together. Too much oil can cause carbon build-up on your spark arrestor. Not enough oil can lead to scoring on the piston and cylinder and cause damage to the saw's bearings. With proper usage of fuel…
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Safety Trainings and Toolbox Talks

Cold weather means seasonal projects are coming to an end. Take advantage of the winter season and let Esch help train your crew. Through years of experience, we have discovered three main areas of focus to keep your teams working safer and to reduce downtime: Saw & Blade Safety Training, Saw Maintenance Training, and Equipment Operator Training. Our goal is to help you prevent injuries, reduce saw and diamond blade…
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Proper Inspection & Usage of Handheld Cut-Off Saws

Handheld Cut-off Saw Safety Cut-off saws are powerful tools for contractors to cut concrete, metal, and other materials. Before using your cut-off saw (aka quickie saw), make sure to do a quick inspection to ensure you are making your cuts safely.  Before Cutting 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…
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Prolong the Life of Your Electric Handheld Tool.

Handheld Grinder Overloading As with all handheld tools and diamond blades, pushing and overloading the tool is bound to cause issues. Gas powered saws have more power and are more forgiving by nature. However, with electric tools, care needs to be given and the proper blade(s) needs to be selected that has a diamond bond that is soft enough for the cutting situation. The following are some steps to remember…
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Diamond Blade Safety Warning

A recent bulletin from Stihl outlines a few blades that are unsafe to use on your Cut-Off Saws. Please keep these guidelines in mind while cutting. Wheels that are not approved for your cut-off machine may be more likely to shatter, break or cause other problems, such as wheel wobble and/or increased reactive forces. Use only wheels with approved RPM ratings for your cut-off machine. Consult the instruction manual for…
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Winterizing your Equipment

  As construction season is winding down and hunting and snowmen building come to mind, so should the upkeep and winterizing of your equipment. Here is a checklist to help get your saws and equipment ready for work come spring: ___ Clean your saw thoroughly, removing all dust  and debris, and wipe clean. A clean saw, is a happy saw! ___ Check over your blade guard for cracks or wearing.…
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