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  • May 4, 2021 Paul Smith

    Paul Smith in 1976

    In 2020 Smith Sawmill Service celebrates 30 years of serving the wood industry. As a 19-year-old young man, Paul Smith was sharpening saw blades and learning his skill of the sawmill service business throughout Texas. He had a vision of how to help sawmill companies, and in 1990, Paul and his wife Debra started Smith Sawmill Service. Through the years they have grown the business with their son, Michael Smith, manager Dustin Norris and 70 faithful and knowledgeable employees.

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  • April 7, 2021 Paul Smith

    Saw Arbor and Sleeve Wear

    Is your saw fitting correctly on the arbor/sleeve? We, as an industry leader, are always looking for a better way to accurately establish measured standards that will determine when a part, such as an arbor sleeve, needs replacing.

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  • March 31, 2021 Paul Smith

    Smith Expands to East Coast


    Smith Sawmill Service expands to North Carolina, Frank Curran, Michael Smith, Dustin Norris

    Smith Sawmill Service is announcing the acquisition of Precision Saw Works, located in Polkton, NC: founded in 1986 by Frank Curran; they specialize in repair and manufacturing of both band and circle saws. This addition will enhance Smith Sawmill Service’s footprint on the East Coast to better serve our customers.

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  • February 15, 2021 Paul Smith

    2021’s Saw of Choice

    Paul Smith
    In any business, we tend to speculate as to what changes will occur or what new technology will come along. Throughout 2020, I began to notice a change in sawing taking place – more filers are sawing with circle saws. And it appears that trend will continue in 2021.
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  • February 9, 2021 Paul Smith

    Time Sensitive Information

    Smith Sawmill Service bandsaws

    Our wood industry is experiencing a shortage of strip steel, which is the product used to manufacture both narrow and wide bands. Some sawmills may have already been impacted by delays in shipping.

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  • It's All About the Tooth
    December 7, 2020 Paul Smith

    It's All About the Tooth

    Paul Smith was published in the Canadian Wood Products Magazine November/December 2020 issue. 

    To have the best running circle saws, a near perfect tooth is required. And today, a perfect tooth is attainable in every way - perfectly

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  • What's Driving Circular Saws?
    May 29, 2020 Paul Smith

    What's Driving Circular Saws?

    Collared, splined, or geared, your circular saws have to have a way to spin. This is a very important factor of how well your saws are running. Collared circle saws are designed to be held on an arbor with collars. One inside collar and 

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  • COVID – 19 Virus and getting back to normal.
    April 29, 2020 Paul Smith

    COVID – 19 Virus and getting back to normal.

    During this pandemic we pray that your companies, your employees, and their families have managed to stay safe. SSS proudly recognizes our wood industry for not only standing strong but also adapting in ways which has kept our 
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  • Regarding The COVID – 19 Virus
    March 23, 2020 Paul Smith

    Regarding The COVID – 19 Virus

    We have locations in both Texas and Louisiana serving customers all across the US, either by our sales team, UPS, FEDEX and/or common carrier. After listening to both the Governor of Texas and of Louisiana it is our decision
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