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Welcome to File Week 2021!

With the current lumber market, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the latest in the filing room, from the newest technology to industry challenges and more. CFI has everything you need to know with File Week 2021 – our annual week-long focus on saw filing innovations and accomplishments!

Finding the next generation of sawfilers: A sawfiler’s guide

Saw filing is quickly becoming a dying art due to retirement and lack of fresh young blood, so to speak. Not only is the saw filing population primarily male, but most of these men are nearing retirement age. It’s time we take steps to get younger men and women involved in this specialized field in the sawmill industry.

USNR and Wood Fiber Group announce merger

USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger, in a transaction that will create the world’s most comprehensive supplier of the equipment, technology, and essential tooling used in modern wood processing facilities.
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Apollo Forest Products

Cutting-edge filing: inside Apollo Forest Products’ filing room

Sinclar Group’s Apollo Forest Products employs 130 people full-time, six of whom work in the filing shop, fixing up the mill’s bandsaws and round saws. CFI gets an inside look at the mill’s filing room. » Learn more...
Filing technolgy

A cut above: the latest equipment for the filing room in 2021

CFI has rounded up a list of the latest saw filing technology on the market. Check it out! » Learn more...

Saw Filing 101 profile: J.H. Huscroft

J.H. Huscroft has been operating since 1927. One good reason for the mill’s continued success is the 38 years of experience from their head filer Terry Good who, along with his crew, Donny Aldrich and Nick Bagnoli, keeps the equipment running and the saws sharp. » Read more...

Saw and guide lubrication considerations

Supersaul Chemmex discusses two common trends around saw guide lubrication: the use of tackifiers and water soluble versus water insoluble lubrication. » Read more...

Saw Filing 101: Purchasing equipment steps

Being able to justify equipment purchases plays a key role in sawfilers’ success and ability to work with all trades in the sawmill industry. There are typically four steps in purchasing equipment: determining the benefit, determining the cost, calculating the value and writing the proposal. » Read more...

BC Saw Filers Association Convention

Date: May 26-28, 2022
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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Elmia Wood 2022

Date: June 2-4, 2022
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
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DEMO International 2022

Date: Sept. 22-24, 2022
Location: Ottawa/Gatineau
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