Saw Trax is developing an addition to the yel-Low Safety Dolly for distribution centers that want to brace items vertically on a dolly and move them a distance with a forklift or Electric Pallet Jack. Since some distribution centers are over 1,000.000+ square feet, it is not practical to push the dolly long distances when a mechanized option saves time. This version can be picked up with a forklift, maneuvered close to an item, load the item (or two), then moved again with the forklift, dropped off at a dock and then rolled into a truck. Dollies can be bolted together to increase capacity per trip using the same post system to brace materials during transport.
The horizontal fork posts can be removed when not in use and stored vertically on the dolly saving floor space or permanently mounted to the sides.
In refining the MovePro wheeled post system, we have made a number of improvements that also apply to the yel-Low Safety Dolly.
First we are using the 3″ heavy duty casters used on the Rack & Roll Safety Dolly. These have a foot operated locking stem and wheel brake. Their weight capacity is over 400 lbs. for each caster.
The second innovation is the pin system used to hold the caster on the post and lock the post to the dolly. In the past, we used a steel quick release pin. These pins would be inserted either through the post or through the bracket holding the wheel to hold the wheel onto the post.
Now we have moved to a quick release button connector that is internal to the posts. The advantage of the new quick release button is that it is faster to use and you don’t need to keep track of the pins used previously.
This is the button through the post that would lock the post to the dolly.
The posts used horizontally can more than double the horizontal holding capacity of the dollies. See the pictures below.
This is the old version with pins and different wheels.
To see how the posts attach, click here.
At at a trade show, instead of waiting hours for a pallet or crates, we can pack our entire booth onto one of these Safety Dollies. It is easy to store in the booth and takes no time to set it up. It gives us the option of rolling it out ourselves or putting a sticker on it and having the freight truck take it home.
Hypoid, Heavy-Duty, Panel Saw Takes the Place of High Maintenance Worm Drive Saws
If a cabinet shop, a solid surface shop, or a home center store needed a panel saw for heavy duty use, they have traditionally turned to one that used a worm drive motor. These motors use a geared down drive mechanism turning at a slower RPM than a sidewinder saw but has more torque. So with a high cut load, a hard material to cut like man-made counter tops or hard plastics, the worm drive saw was called upon for the job.
Saw Trax will be exhibiting this week in Booth 138 at the NBM Long Beach Show in California. THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW is the place for top industry manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their product lines and services. This is the perfect opportunity for those on the west cost to come view a demo of our Sign Maker’s Panel Saw. We will be showcasing both compact and full size panel saws at out booth during the show. See you there!
Join Saw Trax Mfg at the BRExpo at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 8-9. We will be in booth 1427 showcasing both our line of vertical panel saws and our innovative line of dolly carts.
What happens when you marry the tongue mechanism of a hand truck to the mobility of a dolly? You get the Saw Trax Scoop Dolly that easily moves bulk items anywhere.
For years hand trucks have been used for movement of merchandise. They use a tongue that slips under an object. The object is then tilted back and rolled on 2 connected wheels. The limitation has been when an object is very wide, moving it with a hand truck becomes impractical because of the size of the path needed to move it.
One of our customers wants to be able to stack the dollies without using a pallet rack system. In an effort to accommodate this customer, we have prototyped a stackable rack system that has 3 heights. The varying height would accommodate various mattress sizes. The idea would be to stack the dollies using a forklift. The top dolly would use extra horizontal posts for the forks of the forklift to easily go under and lift. We are planning on a 300 lb. limit for the top dolly.
Saw Trax Mfg., the industry leader in Panel Saws, offers several styles of panel saws to fit your needs.
First, decide if you need one of our compact or full size versions. Compact frames offer a 60” wide frame and vertical cut height of either 52” or 64”. The compacts are great for shops or home woodworkers that may not have the room for a full size panel saw or for those users who will be taking their panel saw out to job sites.
If your cutting needs require a lot of rip, or horizontal, cuts then a full size frame will serve you better. The Full size models are available in cut heights up to 100” and feature a 120” wide frame. Need even more material support ? Adding our Builders Extensions will give an additional 28” of material support (on each side) to both our compact and full size panel saws.
Saw Trax will be exhibiting at the SGIA show November 4th, 6th, and 6th! Visit us on the show floor in booth 3637 and get a first hand look at our panel saws and material carts. Saw Trax has been supplying the sign industry with an all in one cutting solution for decades – the Sign Maker’s Series Panel Saw. Avaible in compact and full size models, from vertical cuts of 52” to 100”, the Sign Maker’s series includes both a Makita Circular saw and our Pivoting Knife Cutter insert. The circular saw insert is great for cutting MDO, HDU, Acrylic, Alumacore and other dense substrates. Switch our the circular saw for the Knife insert on the panel saw to effortlessly make dustless cuts in coroplast, sintra, foamboard, styrene, and other thin soft plastics under 3/16 of an inch thick.
When it comes to a Panel Saw, blade selection matters.
Always determine the right blade for the selected substrate when making cuts with your panel saw. Standard 25 tooth blades are for fine for general purpose cuts but for more finished pieces it is important to select the correct blade. For plastics such as acrylic, lexan, and PVC you should select a premium high tooth count blade with an Alternate Top Bevel (ATB) tooth design. The teeth of this type blade alternate between a left and right bevel to yield a smooth finish cut in plastics. For thin aluminum and aluminum composites, select a premium blade with a high tooth count and a Triple Chip Grind (TCG) tooth design. TCG blades offer superior cutting through nonferrous metals and unlike ATB blades the teeth are not beveled left and right but rather alternate between a higher “trapezoid” shaped tooth and a lower flat top tooth.