Measure Once, Cut Once

Use a Saw Measuring System for accurate cutting with a miter saw.

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER WITH A WOOD CUTTING STATION We put our Wood Cutting Station to the test.  Who put it through the rigors of everyday use?  Raechal, from the Makers Challenge, was up for the task. Raechal says, “The Original Saw Measuring System and Cutting Station is one of my most used “tools” in […]

Safety Tips for Radial Arm Saws

Heavy Duty Radial Arm Saw

SAFETY IS ALWAYS A PRIORITY WHEN WORKING WITH CUTTING EQUIPMENT. When crosscutting with a radial arm saw, remember the following: Hold wood against the fence with left hand – pull saw with the right hand. Do not use the “anti-kick-back” as a handle to pull the saw through the wood.  Use the handle on the […]

Saws for Metal Cutting, IWF Connect & Dave

22.5" Super Duty Radial Arm Saw (3 phase with 16" crosscut)

Test Cuts with Metal Cutters Did you know that we make test cuts at our location?  We use our in-house saws for metal cutting to cut material for potential customers.  This means that while the cuts are being made, a video is created for the customer. After that the customer can then review the video […]

Radial Arm Saws: Using The Tool That Won’t Die

Radial Arm Saw… Dead?  Seriously? Every so often I run across a comment on a blog or an article that declares the death of the radial arm saw.  “They’re outdated.  They’re too dangerous.  They take up too much space.” How can you pronounce the radial arm saw dead when you consider it has been a […]

Earth Day – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  At Original Saw Company, we respect and take care of the environment.  We look for times when we can reduce, reuse and recycle at our manufacturing facility. Iowa Waste Reduction Visit Iowa Waste Reduction Center […]

Glossary and Terms

Original Saw Glossary and Terms Part 1 There are many terms tossed around the office and plant at Original Saw.  As a woman in manufacturing, I had the distinct “advantage” of knowing nothing about machinery in general.  Lots of times I will say to my fellow male co-workers, “Yeah.  I don’t know what that means.” […]

It Takes A Village

It takes a village to pull off a show like the International Woodworking Fair (IWF).  Preparation by Allen, Joel and Jen starts many months before the actual show.  Machines and accessories are chosen, carpet is picked out, electrical power is ordered, hotels and airfares are reserved, trade show shirts are designed and the list goes on and on. Weeks before the show, […]

Packing Up for IWF Atlanta

You know how when you go on a trip and you make that important list of things to take?  Nobody wants to forget all the important things you need to take to make your trip a success.  Usually, your list looks something like this: Toothbrush Hat Swimming suit Snacks 4 shirts Tennis shoes At Original […]

Who are we?

The Original Saw Family See these people above?  They are our “work family”.  These are the people that CHOOSE to come to Original Saw Company and make work not so much work. They walk in the door and wear many hats, such as motor winders, service technicians, customer service reps, the boss, the production manager, engineers, accountants, […]