Follow Up From MODEX 2020

Modex 2020 was an excellent show, although different from previous years. Above all we wish everyone great health, and safety during this challenging time.  For many attendees, their trip was cut short and they were unable to visit all the exhibits they had hoped for. Accordingly, we used the show floor opportunity to create some great new videos about our dollies. Here is one of the videos we made on the Shuttle Dolly that we hope you will enjoy.

Saw Trax was able to demonstrate many of our dollies and accessories. We brought some incredible Material Handling solutions to this year’s show floor.  In addition to our ever reliable yel-Low Safety Dolly and Scoop Dolly, we also brought our new and exciting Lift Dolly and Shuttle Dolly. These new solutions make working in your warehouse, distribution center or supply and logistics division easier, safer, and more productive.

You can see our Shuttle Dolly front and center HERE.

The Shuttle Dolly, much like the others we offer is fully customizable and has angled post slots to allow posts to be used a wheelbarrow like handles. This really makes the Shuttle dolly easy to maneuver and can be pulled OR pushed easily.

As we all expected, there have been cancellations and postponing of our next planned trade shows. This is a good time to rest up and reflect on our schedule for the year. We have some great things planned and, as always, we are here to continue to provide excellent service and quality products.  Follow us on social media and reach out with a call to our staff if you have questions or would like to place an order.

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ISA Sign Expo Postponed

As many of you can relate, we recently received the show cancellation update from the ISA. Although we wish the show could go on, we understand the choice due to the current environment regarding COVID-19. We are putting the health and welfare of our valued employees first!

The International Sign Association Board of Directors had this to say:

Given the latest developments with COVID-19,
the ISA Board and staff were not confident we could deliver
the exceptional experience the industry deserves.
In addition, many of you contacted ISA staff to share your concerns.
ISA’s purpose is to listen and serve the industry. We heard you.
ISA Sign Expo® 2020 will now occur Sunday, August 23 – Tuesday, August 25,
with preconference sessions on Saturday, August 22.
ISA Sign Expo® will remain at the Orange County Convention Center.”

You can stay up to date with ISA’s rescheduling here.

Not cancelled, just postponed!

With the postponing of the show, Saw Trax has begun to revisit our own show attendance schedule to make sure we can see you in August.  In the meantime, we will continue to keep our operations running to provide the quality products you expect.  Feel free to look here to review our Sign Maker Series Package and reach out to our staff if you have questions or would like to place an order.

Blog post are available here, and we will be working to keep you informed of any additional changes to our organization and the market as we receive them.

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ISA Sign Expo is coming up fast!

Still at MODEX and we already have ISA Sign Expo to think about. With just over three weeks to go until our trip to Orlando for Sign Expo, we have some great packages to show all the innovative sign makers out there.

Take a look at what ISA International has to say about us.

Saw Trax has the Sign Industry’s Premier Panel Saw & Substrate Cutters for Today’s Sign Shops! With our sign maker panel saws & substrate cutters, sign shops now have one machine for all your cutting needs! Today’s sign shops needs are specialized & we offer a machine that is clean & capable. Cut through or score cut corrugated plastic signs, posters, & sheets in seconds with our Coro-Claw! The most economical hand-held flute cutter on the market. Our dolly carts are perfect for the Sign Industry! You can move sheet goods to vinyl rolls, large channel letters & box signs.” 

Vertical Panel Saws

These panel saws were designed specifically for the multitude of materials used in sign shops. Our patented Accu-Square alignment system assures that your machine will never go out of square. Our unique sealed roller bearing Accu-Glide system provides for smoother carriage action and tighter tolerances.

 

Standard Equipment:

Accu-Glide Sealed Bearing System

Accu-Square Alignment System

Quick Change Carriage

Spring Loaded Retraction Mechanism

Powder Coated Welded Steel Frame

11 Gauge Steel Guide Tubes

Material Cutter Support Step

Accu-Fence System (Full Size)

Saw Cord Holder

Makita 7.25” Circular Saw

 

Package Includes:

Folding Stand and Wheels

Dual Rip Gauge

Stop Bar and Tapes

Spring Hold Down

Pivoting Knife Cutter

 

Some optional accessories include: Full Mid-Fence, Floating Router Plate, Laser Pointer, Sheet Clamp!

Our panel saws aren’t the only products that make sign making easier for your business.
We also have a variety of handheld cutting and scoring tools.

Our Coro-Claws have replaceable blades. Inner prongs are used for cutting and outer prong is used for scoring. We offer Coro-claw models for 4 mil and 10 mil corrugated PVC. You will also love the Buddi Safety knife.

The protected blade and ergonomic design make work safer and the bi-directional blade cuts forward AND backwards.

Last but most certainly not least, our dollies and carts are perfect for the Sign Industry! You can move sheet goods to vinyl rolls, large channel letters & box signs. PLUS, our positional posts allow you to separate the different materials.

These carts and dollies are fully customizable to be perfect for the job you need done.
Check out the Rack and Roll Safety Dolly that we recommend for your sign business needs!

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See You At MODEX 2020!

It’s official, Modex 2020 is Less than a week away!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone there &
are busy in our facility building and packing for the show.

 

 

 

You may have seen in previous blog posts and the February SawTrax News that we are bringing some incredible Material Handling tools to this year’s show floor.  From our tried and trusted yel-Low Safety Dolly and Scoop Dolly to our new and exciting Lift Dolly and Shuttle Dolly, we look to bring solutions that make working in your warehouse, distribution center or supply and logistics division easier, safer, and more productive.

 

Is your facility littered with hand trucks and flat carts?  Condense your footprint with the versatile and capable yel-Low Safety Dolly.  A great asset when moving in-house equipment and furniture as well.

Are you having trouble loading tall, long and just plain out of the ordinary crates into your trucks?  Be like the Third-Party Logistics and Transportation services companies from around the country that have been grabbing their Scoop Dollies with optional Dock Transition Wheels to add to their Loading Dock Equipment.

Ecommerce with parcel, freight and cargo is on the rise; is your facility ready?  With the implementation of our Fulfillment Dolly to our product line we are helping to address the narrow cross-docking facilities that are popping up across in the horizon.

Are you picking and shipping?  All size packages are welcome as our configurable post systems offer outstanding vertical and horizontal capacity.  And our “indestructible” manufacturing makes Saw Trax carts and dollies sustainable equipment for your facilities.

We have some great demonstrations to show you and would love to have you test out our innovative dollies yourself.
Please come say “hello” and meet our great team!

Pictured left to right:
(Jacob; Christopher; Derek; Owner: Mike; Art; Robert; Allen)

Just head right after entering and find us at Booth #8802

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The Multi-Directional Scoop Dolly

Moving tall, long, and heavy objects can be tricky and often take some maneuvering and creative problem solving get the job done. The Scoop Dolly takes away those time-consuming jobs and makes them faster with its innovative design.  See it lifting the boss here!

(Base Model Shown)

The scoop dolly has a tilt mechanism that allows for easy lifting and one person use unlike a standard door dolly. Using dollies this way is all about balance and keeping your center of gravity. The Scoop Dolly makes this possible by having locking legs that adjust the angle. The Scoop Dolly is a pivoting hand truck-like device that is easy to slide under objects while the dolly stays flat on the floor.  The object is tilted back onto the dolly using the scoop.  This type of pivoting handle keeps the casters flat on the floor. Since casters are not angled this dolly doesn’t cause the internal bearings to fail.

Now you aren’t struggling to keep the bulky item up on the wheels. Once loaded and tilted back, the load on the Scoop Dolly remains stable without needing to be supported by the operator. Load it and roll it or walk away!

 

The dolly has omni-directional casters so the load can be moved in any direction. This allows for so much freedom when moving your load. Unlike conventional door dollies or drywall carts, the carrying section pivots instead of the entire dolly. This makes the dolly ergonomically easy to use by one person.

The Scoop Dolly has some great additions that really make jobs easier as well. Our standard dolly can carry up to 800 lbs. but upgrades to a heavy duty 1000 lbs.  The scoop starts with BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION!!!

The Scoop Dolly has:

Saw Trax is proud of the innovative Scoop Dolly. This dolly makes loading or unloading top-heavy objects a breeze. With the optional leverage bar, other heavy objects like bureaus and furniture can also be loaded easily. Moving tall, long, and heavy objects shouldn’t be a stressful job, and with the Scoop Dolly, it isn’t.  Moving the big box!

Don’t forget to come see the Scoop Dolly and much more at our booth at MODEX 2020!

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The yel-Low Safety Dolly is so Versatile!

One of the many dollies we are bringing to MODEX 2020 is the yel-Low Safety Dolly!

The yel-Low Safety Dolly is all about doing more with less. What is the value of doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the productivity of your employees?  Tools like a dolly are used to make jobs easier, and you can never stop improving on those tools to help with life. Our dollies can have you using less time, taking fewer trips, and turns many jobs into one-man jobs.

It all started when we were out testing the Dolly Max at furniture and rental warehouses. They needed something lower to the floor. Something easier to maneuver and easier to load. The standard dolly has 4” casters attached to multiple panels of wood. This raises the height of the flat. The yel-Low Safety Dolly is lower by over an inch! We achieved this low profile by attaching the casters under the decking, which is a 12-gauge steel powder coated body. That powder coating gives it a beautiful tight seal that’s easy to clean.  The sides and bottom of this decking are folded down and welded into a box making it stronger than ever and creating a place to protect the casters. The yel-Low is virtually indestructible.

The yel-Low Safety Dolly is designed to not fall over if mis-loaded. Instead of falling over, it just tilts and rests on its bottom edge. This is another amazing thing that is achieved by placing the casters inside the body instead of outside. The 4 swivel casters that come standard with the dolly make for 360-degree rotation in place. The yel-Low is so easy to maneuver and there is a significant ease when loading and unloading.

Now for the posts! They stand out with their bright yellow powder coating. They are noticeable. These posts brace items. Since the yel-Lows’ 56” posts hold product in place, you can stack items up with no fear of them coming loose and falling during the transportation process. The posts can be positioned in so many ways. There are several vertical slots along the base of the dolly that the posts can be inserted. This gives you more support and prevents a product avalanche. Because the yel-Low is so versatile, items can be moved upright instead of laying them down flat like a traditional dolly. This takes up less floor space and wont block aisles.

However, if you need that extra support on the base, the posts can also be used horizontally. This gives you a larger platform for moving things like sofas or desks. What makes yel-Low a truly incredible moving device are these posts! They allow the dolly to be reconfigured for any job at hand and even help separate and sort different items you may be transporting at one time. Longer posts at 62.5” are also available. Since the posts come off, you can easily store the yel-Low dolly in small spaces. It’s the dolly you can continue to customize.

Who doesn’t like getting the job done faster and easier? Anyone can use the yel-Low Safety Dolly easily. We have improved vastly on a tool that is going to make jobs much quicker and that’s the way it should be. Do more with less.

Come Test The yel-Low Safety Dolly at MODEX 2020!

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Journey of a “Built-to-Order” Cart

You ordered a dolly and it is on its way!

  1. We just received our most recent order for our “built to order” yel-Low Safety Dollies and the technicians diligently piece them together. This order includes dock transition wheels!

  1. This customer requested 35 carts stacked and shipper to them unboxed, but shipping boxes are available for standard models.

  1. With so many carts, there are so many posts! This order has 210 – 62” posts to be exact.
    That’s a lot of VERSATILITY!

  1. Technicians take great care to secure the carts for transport with stacking. Not to short, not to tall, just right for shipment!

  1. Snug as a bug in a rug! The shipment is loaded and heading to its working destination. We are so grateful for our customers!

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A short review of our yel-Low Safety Dolly from another happy Saw Trax customer!

Emailed to us from a customer about their yel-Low Safety Dolly purchase:

“We use it to store our fixtures.  It allows us to move the templates to multiple machines with ease.  We may want to look at getting a couple more!”

Our customers love our yel-Low Safety Dolly because of its power, ease of use and versatility.

Concerned About Warehouse Crew and Product Safety?

The yel-Low is preferred by many of our customers due to its concealed safety casters, located underneath the deck, virtually eliminating the risk of foot and ankle injuries due to exposed wheels on hand trucks and forklifts.  Plus, the vertical posts secure most any type of load, including products generally thought to be non-stackable – so your load stays stable.

Yel-Low Safety Dolly Features:

  • Highly engineered for safety + fastest and easiest transport
  • Movable posts for vertical and/or horizontal placement, creating maximum load stability
  • Concealed casters protect your workers
  • Increased bottom line – less product damage and fewer worker injuries!

New! Yel-Low Upgrades:

The original yel-Low design allowed movement in any direction.  We upgraded the yel-Low, and was later upgraded with a fixed caster in the 25” direction to increase ease of movement over longer distances.
Plus… after listening to our customers, we’ve now upgraded the yel-Low Dolly with a bracket which, when the caster is attached, allows moving the yel-Low in the direction of the wider 30” side. This enables carrying a 20-inch wider material load in one trip than before!

 

 

See examples below for some of the uses, and check out our product page for an abundance of images and videos!

 

Yel-Low Safety Dolly with Mixed Product Types
Yel-Low Safety Dolly Carries Mattresses Vertically
The Yel-Low Safety Dolly carries mattresses vertically for easy transport
Yel-Low Dolly Adjust for Wide Loads
The Yel-Low Safety Dolly is Adjustable for Wide Loads

 

For More information, visit:
https://www.sawtrax.com/product/yel-low-safety-dolly/
Call Saw Trax today to order at 770-974-0021!

 

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In Case You Missed It.. SIGN DEALS are our December Product Highlights!

We at Saw Trax have begun sending ‘SAW TRAX NEWS’ – a monthly newsletter showcasing a favorite product.

Check out our December promo just for sign makers!  Our top money-saving and time-saving products are showcased, with links to demo videos, and 1-click ordering info.

GIVE YOUR STAFF A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF TOOLS THEY’LL LOVE – ALL YEAR-‘ROUND!

View the SAW TRAX NEWSLETTER online here

 

 

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10 Ways the Scoop Dolly Will Improve Your Warehouse Productivity

 

The amazing Scoop Dolly is an an ingenius material handling solution. At first glance, its design seems like a clever blend of both a hand cart and a dolly, both working together… only it’s even better. That’s because it has innovative features that enable one-person moving of tall, large and top-heavy loads that could never be moved with most carts and dollies.
Here are 10 reasons your warehouse should make the switch today.

  1. Functionality. This is where the Scoop Dolly is boss. One person can easily load and move items up to 800 to 1,000 lbs. – all alone – thanks to the pivoting feature of the carrying section. It carries the weight of the load, not your worker. We’re talking everything from door and window units to prefabricated walls and staircases — even humongous bureaus and machinery. (The base model carries up to 800lbs.; the weight upgrade hikes the limit up to 1,000 lbs.)

  2. Ease of Loading. The hand truck-like scoop slides easily under your load. Then, thanks to the Scoop Dolly’s ergonomic design, the load is easily tilted back onto the base, into a preset, load-specific, secure position. The base stays on the floor the entire time! Gone is the struggle to lean your load back, and then try to determine the best angle for transport afterward.

  3. Ease of Steering. Would you rather transport a load that feels virtually weightless and is completely secure, or a load that must be carefully and constantly managed in order to prevent crashes, spills, and worker/product damage? The Scoop Dolly can secure and hold your load, and move it in ANY direction.

  4. Fewer Workers Required. It’s true — one person can more easily load and move items that would normally require a 2-person team. Don’t believe it? Check out the multitude of videos of the Scoop Dolly in action here. https://vimeo.com/360700387

  5. Faster Loading and Transporting. Since the Scoop Dolly is designed to take quite a bit of the work away from your crew in terms of loading/unloading and transporting, this is a no-brainer; it takes less time, with fewer people, to do more work!

  6. Increased Safety. Once your load is tilted back, it is completely secure in the tilted position. You can even walk away if necessary, and leave it tilted without the back strain of lifting it up and putting it down each time you stop. Top-heavy items will not “get away” from your workers because there is no balancing act involved. It’s also safer for transporting your load directly into a truck vs. a forklift, which requires a front-end worker being placed between the load and the end of the truck.

  7. Cost Savings. Let’s be honest, in order to do all that the Scoop Dolly does, you’d have to invest in a top-notch dolly AND a top-notch hand cart, with possibly a forklift on standby as well. You’d also need to pay more than one person to load and navigate larger loads. Add in maintenance costs for such things as hand cart tires, the cost of damaged products, and worker’s compensation for injuries – and the Scoop Dolly is the clear winner in saving dollars and headaches.

  8. Versatility. Carts and dollies aren’t made to cover all of your warehouse needs; they can be somewhat limited in performance in comparison to the Scoop Dolly, which allows you to customize the angle of your load for stabilization of very large and heavy objects, and gives you far more control of it during transport.

  9. Upgradeability. Aside from the base model’s impressive capabilities, the multitude of Scoop Dolly options allow you to customize the unit even further. These include dock transition wheels for maneuvering over floor transitions and into trucks, brakes for completely immobilizing your load, an incredible leverage step which almost completely reduces back strain, a weight upgrade for items up to 1,000 lbs., a directional wheel for navigating easily around corners, and an add-on package for low-profile storage when not in use.

  10. Trustworthiness. The Scoop Dolly is many customers’ favorite warehouse helper. That’s because it consistently provides a low-maintenance tool that is American-made of all-steel construction, with durable powder-coating, casters instead of tires. It is simply built to last, and is the go-to material handling solution for all of our customers.

Give Saw Trax a call today at 888-729-8729 to order, or visit https://www.sawtrax.com/product/scoopdolly/ for more information.

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