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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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What Can a Faster Blade Do for You?

Deadlines come up fast – especially as the end of the season approaches. As you’re checking off the boxes on your jobs for the year, what is your plan to be efficient, smart, and put some comfortable space between you and that looming deadline? One challenge you may face to meet that deadline is affecting the entire construction industry: labor shortages. News outlets report that up to 80% of contractors…
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Get to Know Your Diamond Blade

The construction industry is a busy, fast paced environment that doesn’t leave a lot of time for learning about products. However, understanding your diamond equipment can help you make educated decisions in the field, save time and decrease the chance of injury. In this post, we will break down the components of a diamond blade, and the functions of each part. Segments: The segment is best described as the ‘teeth’…
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Edge Eater™: Simplifying a Unique Process – Blog

In late 2017, we were approached by one of our customers with a unique dust control issue – how do we use dust-free a grinding shroud developed for a flat surface to smooth an angled edge? The simple, answer was, “you can’t, yet…” The question quickly turned in to action, with our team thinking and sketching, eventually building a prototype with the help of some local resources. Fast forward two…
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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 safely operate your equipment with the proper usage of fuel. This means understanding the proportions when mixing oil and gas together. With too much oil, you can cause carbon build-up on your spark arrestor. Not enough oil can lead to scoring on the piston and cylinder and bring damage to the saw bearings.…
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Esch Gives Back: The Wingman Foundation

2017 brought a lot of new things for Esch. A new blade, new Exceptional Service to Others (ESO) initiatives, as well as the continued growth of our core value: service. One new initiative dedicates a portion of the proceeds of a new Esch blade and the Wingman Foundation. Our ESO committee has committed to donating $2 for every Wingman Blade sold to the Wingman Foundation. Our blade, The Wingman is…
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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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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 dust to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air averaged over an eight hour shift.…
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The Husqvarna Soff-Cut System

Minimize random cracking by using the Soff-Cut system, and cutting control joints during the first two hours after finishing and before final set, during the Green Zone™.
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