My work day starts at 7am , there is always much to do from changing band saws and round saws, and then benching and grinding them sharpe, to be used again. When the production workers are on their breaks , we as sawfilers get busy changing saws and doing maintenance on the machines. For us we take pride in seeing a smooth finish on the fresh cut lumber ,with one of the blades or bands we sharpened.
We have a lot of variety in our work day ,from fixing , grinding, benching and packing the saws and guides to the machine centers.
Each machine center has schedueled saw changes from 2 to 4 times per 8 hour shift, and then we have some unexpected saw changes due to accidental damage or excessive wear.
I really enjoy my work when i can have 3 or 4 grinders going all at once.
At 4 pm my work is done, and so is another day in the filing room.