Saw Trax Honors Our Veterans, Including our Founder, Michael Della Polla

VETERANS DAY 2019
Saw Trax Loves Our Veterans

Saw Trax Is Recognized as a Highly-Rated, Veteran-Led Business by Google!

Our Saw Trax founder, Michael Della Polla, has been recognized by Google for owning a “Highly-Rated, Veteran-Led Business”!  Here he is with the medallion he received, and dog Maximus.

Michael Della Polla

Saw Trax Founder Michael Della Polla with the Medallion Received by Google for Veterans Day

Saw Trax Founder Shares Powerful Poem  
We also are proud to share the following poem.  Our founder, Michael Della Polla wrote the poem while he was a Naval Aviator deployed to the Indian Ocean between 1985-1986 (shown as published in Wings of Gold Magazine).
We honor Michael for his service, and join you in honoring veterans everywhere this holiday weekend.

Poem by Michael Della Polla
Carrier Launch by Michael Della Polla

 

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What is behind door number one; 8 ft. by 8 ft. Quad, door number one.

For those who can remember “Let’s make a Deal”, this question may sound familiar but for those who have to move this behemoth of a door, the question may sound a little arduous.  The real question is how do you safely and easily move “Door number one?” That is where the Scoop Dolly by SawTrax has you covered.  What is behind, supporting and moving this quad door unit is the SawTrax Scoop Dolly. 

 SawTrax Scoop Dolly

“The Scoop” as it is called by the manufacturer, was originally designed to take 500 lb. ten foot wide crated panel saws from the factory dock into the freight trucks.

 SawTrax Scoop Dolly

It is currently being used in many industries including the Door/Window, staircase manufacturing and in large Home Center Chain stores.  It can move appliances like refrigerators and ranges, to boxed sheds and pre-fabbed walls. 

The standard dolly is rated at an 800# capacity but is easily upgraded to a 1000# capacity.  Prices start at $849 and carts can be customized to fit the customer’s needs with dock transition wheels, a leverage step, brakes and a directional wheel.   For more information contact Saw Trax Mfg. at info@sawtrax.com, 770-974-0021 or see multiple videos online at https://www.sawtrax.com/product/scoopdolly/

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Alive In 5

The yel-Low Safety Dolly prototype is still going strong on its fifth birthday. Havertys Furniture and Aarons Rental were the two original customers that asked for a very low loading dolly that could go in any direction. This request was voiced after trying the Dolly Max all terrain utility dolly. Based on this input, we developed the yel-Low Safety Dolly.
After 5 years, we looked in on one of the original 5 Safety Dolly prototypes and it was still going strong at Havertys in Marietta, GA. The first picture below shows the original dolly and the second one is a recent picture in that store. Besides Havertys, the other dollies were tested by several companies.

American Signature testing
HH Gregg testing

Testing at a large electronics chain store that is sensitive about its name.

Since the original dollies were made, several improvements have been made to the dollies that improve their usefulness based on user input.  For instance, there is 18 vertical post positions instead of the original 14.  The dolly can be raised for outdoor use as seen below.

They can be trained together to be pulled by a tug.
The dollies can be used for furniture, mattresses, big screen TV’s, kayaks, ping pong tables and just about any use.

They can be connected as a long dolly for warehouse use.

So, if you know someone in the market for a portable, all-steel high capacity dolly that has 3 to 4 times the carrying capacity of most other devices and can go the distance, tell them about the Saw Trax yel-Low Safety dollies. 

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Saw Trax at ISA2019

Back in Las Vegas for ISA2019!

Our team: Christopher Main, Robert Brescher, and Mary Spears, did a great job setting up our booth.

ISA2019 BOOTH SETUP1BOOTH SETUP2

 

 

 

 

 

We had a nice visit from Exhibit City News. Thanks for the great photo and tweet.  We’re think they’re a pretty cool bunch, too!

ISA2019 Saw Trax Booth Staff
(l to r) Mary Spears, Carisa Sheely, Christopher Main

 

While there was some really cool hi-tech digital products there, we brought our tried-and-true Sign Maker panel saw, made specifically with sign makers in mind. Complete workhorses for sign shops, we made one machine for all of their cutting needs. No longer need to buy a panel saw AND a mat-cutter. It is equipped with specialty accessories for cutting all of the substrates used in the sign industry, in both directions, vertically and horizontally. This “all-cutting” substrate cutter is ideal for making precision cuts in sheet goods that are up to 1¾ inches thick.

The high tech world IoT was everywhere at ISA 2019 … but a Saw Trax panel saw is a timeless classic!

 

 

 

 

Full Size Sign Maker Vertical Panel Saw
Full Size Sign Maker Vertical Panel Saw
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Meet MAUD Max!

Meet MAUD Max, Our Motorized All-Terrain Utility Dolly! The Latest Innovation In Our Dolly Line.

We are very proud to introduce our latest material handling cart, MAUD Max!  MAUD stands for Motorized All-Terrain Utility Dolly… and boy, it sure is!

We took the original Dolly Max cart, which is already a workhorse, and added a power chassis.  Now it’s even easier to move your heavy loads at the job-site, or indoors at the warehouse.

MAUD side view
MAUD side view
MAUD front diagonal
MAUD front diagonal
MAUD front diagonal
MAUD front diagonal
MAUD on the right is set up for granite sheets; left is set up for building supplies.
MAUD on the right is set up for granite sheets; left is set up for building supplies.
MAUD loaded with QuiKrete on a trailer
MAUD loaded with QuiKrete on a trailer
Posts can be arranged in whichever way best suits your needs at the time.
Posts can be arranged in whichever way best suits your needs at the time.
  • Easy to operate – So easy to use, even an child can safely operate it. Plus, it saves back and muscle strain.
  • Made in the USA – Quality you can feel.
  • All electric power – Zero emissions, zero fumes, and full power all of the time.
  • Minimal Maintenance – No oil filters, air filters, or gas to add. Just remember to plug it in.
  • All Day Battery – Operate the cart throughout the day on a single charge.

With a 700lb weight capacity, flat-free tires, and the flexibility to arrange the posts to suit your load, this is destined to become your new favorite material handling dolly!  Give us a call at 1-888-Sawtrax or send us an email at info@sawtrax.com to find out more.  Let us help you with your material handling needs!

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Scoop Dolly At Home Depot

Home Depot loves the Scoop Dolly for their Window & Door departments.  They’ve learned that it keeps their employees safer when moving these large and heavy products, while at the same making it possible for one employee to do the work, rather than two or more. And that helps productivity.  Another plus:  the employees really like it, too!  Scoop Dolly is win/win for employers and employees.

In order to provide the in-store training that their employees will need, Mike (owner) and Christopher (GM) went to a nearby Home Depot yesterday to create a training video, featuring two Home Depot employees.

Setting up to video at Home Depot
Setting up to video the tutorial
Setting up the video camera
Setting up the video camera
Mike explaining how to use the Scoop Dolly
Mike explaining how to use the Scoop Dolly
Mike at Home Depot explaining the Scoop Dolly
Mike explaining the Scoop Dolly use
Mike explaining the directional wheel accessory
Mike explaining the directional wheel accessory

Here’s a different Scoop Dolly video if you want to learn more.  If you’ve got windows and doors to move and load, the Scoop Dolly will make your life much easier!

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Another Great Show-IBS 2019

Saw Trax owner, Mike Della Polla, and Saw Trax General Manager, Christopher Main were manning our booth at IBS 2019.

It was another great show!

Our featured product, the Scoop Dolly, was a big hit.  It’s perfect for moving windows and doors, and also for moving our very own Christopher in a Box!  It’s also great for moving large appliances.  Mike invented it out of his own need to move and load our vertical panel saws.  It solved his problem — maybe it could solve one of yours!

Leverage is the reason the Scoop Dolly is so safe and easy for one person handle large and heavy items such as windows and doors.

 

 

Scoop Dolly at a window warehouse
Scoop Dolly At Work at a window manufacturer
Scoop dolly with pre-hung door loaded
Pre-hung door, loaded all by herself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to talk to us about the Scoop Dolly, send us an email or give us a call at 770-924-0021!

 

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Saw Trax at IBS 2019

Yesterday kicked off this year’s International Builders Show in Las Vegas.  It’s going great so far!  If you’re in the neighborhood, come see us at Booth SU4007.

IBS 2019 Video Team
IBS 2019 Video Team
Christopher in a Box
Christopher in a Box – IBS 2019
Chistopher in a Box
Christopher Still in the Box
Chistopher hanging on tight!
Christopher hanging on tight!
Lowering Christopher to vertical
Putting Christopher back down!
Introducing the Scoop Dolly IBS 2019
IBS 2019 video team introducing Saw Trax and our Scoop Dolly
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When Inspiration Strikes

When Inspiration Strikes!

It happened when demonstrating the Panel Express during the 2012 IWF Show.  The Panel Express is an all-terrain, self-adjusting sheet carrier designed for carrying sheet goods in a crowded shop; over air hoses, extension cords, debris, and other obstacles.  A visitor to our booth liked the product, but he had other needs.

“I want it to carry my sheet goods, but I also want it to carry my finished cabinets.”

the Saw Trax panel express
The Panel Express

Clearly, the Panel Express wasn’t going to be the answer this gentleman needed!  But those words did inspire the birth of the Dolly Max all-terrain utility dolly.  

Dolly Max_001
Dolly Max

The development started with a flat top version of the Panel Express.  It then morphed into a box type structure that enclosed the large tires used on the Panel Express and still used the 5” locking casters of the Panel Express.   To make the box carry sheet goods, vertical posts were used in different post positions on top and horizontally in different post positions on the sides. E-track openings were added to all sides to allow straps, including E Track straps, for use on the dolly. 

By putting the posts through the sides, the carrying capacity almost tripled, allowing it to carry cabinets.  By using the posts in vertical and horizontal positions, many different items besides cabinets can be carried – like mattresses, bales of straw etc. 

The box was later altered to allow the posts to be used as wheelbarrow handles.  Finally, the dolly was again altered, putting the wheelbarrow handles inside the box to allow easier movement through doorways.  When inspiration strikes, sometimes it comes one bit at a time!

Testing is being done now to introduce a powered version of the dolly to make it self-propelled by an electric motor.

Maybe we can solve your material handling challenge; send us an email letting us know what your challenge is and let’s chat!

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Dollies Made To Meet Your Needs

Carts & Dollies Made To Meet Your Needs

Customizing Scoop Dolly to meet your needs
Conversation at the supply vending machine company.

My goal is to design and build the carts and dollies that solve material handling problems.  The original Scoop Dolly was the result of my own need to move our vertical panel saws in the safest and simplest way.

Last week, I met with someone who wants to use our Scoop Dolly to drop a vending machine door onto a pin attached to the frame.

He already likes how the Scoop Dolly makes it easier to move his vending machines and their components.  But he also needed a product that would help him in other ways.

Some of his machines have two doors, an upper and a lower, and he was thinking that if the scoop dolly could help him drop on the top door, like he drops on the lower door onto the pin that holds it, it would add value to just moving the pieces around.

By learning his product and his problem, over the next two days I designed and built the prototype.

The door is positioned tilted back and then when tilted upright, the hole in the bottom of the door lines up over the pin and the door is positioned. It allows one person to attach the door instead of two, and makes it easier on the one person because the door is always supported. This version has a three position shelf.

The resulting prototype allowed him to drop on the top door like he drops on the lower door onto the pin that holds it.  Problem solved!

If you have a material handling challenge, send us an email!  Maybe Saw Trax can help you solve it with a cart or dolly made to meet your needs.

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