Leicester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 07, 2012 -- After postponing the purchase of a Striebig vertical panel saw due to the recession, a Gloucestershire joinery is now talking full advantage of its benefits.
The Compact 4164 bought by R.A. White & Sons of Stonehouse replaced a second-hand vertical panel saw acquired several years ago.
The family-run kitchen and bespoke joinery manufacturer was established in 1971 by Bob White. He runs the company with the help of his sons, Chris and Mark, both joiners. Over a 40 year period White's has built up an enviable reputation for making high-quality work - ranging from kitchens to shop fittings - for domestic and commercial clients.
"I was going to replace the old saw about four years ago," said Bob White. "I knew of Striebig's reputation from what I had read in the trade press and heard from colleagues in the business, so I gave them a call." Striebig's exclusive UK agent, T.M. Machinery Sales, then sent someone along to talk to Mr White.
"After learning exactly what we needed to do with the saw, the type and size of sheets we cut and our budget, he suggested the most appropriate model and size of machine for our needs." After being all set to buy the Compact model that been recommended, the recession hit and the purchase was put on hold.
"Now that business is much better I thought the time was now right to go ahead, so I phoned T.M. to place the order. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had all my details on file from their visit over four years ago." Their Compact 4164 cuts mainly standard size plywood, MFC and MDF panels, as well as kitchen worktops, up to 30mm thick. "It's a brilliant saw which is spot on when it comes to cutting completely square every time," said Mr White. "It's well built with a nicely balanced saw head that can be changed from horizontal to vertical in seconds, and its built-in extraction means there is now far less dust in the air."
His son Chris is also a big fan. "We do an incredible amount of work on the Striebig, sizing panels for everything from kitchen to shop fittings, as well as sawing worktops we produce for builders. I particularly like the way the saw blade does not cut into the machine's backing panels, and the totally accurate cut we get every time."
Everyone at R.A. White has been impressed with the friendliness and high level of professionalism shown by T.M. Machinery's staff. Said Bob White: "Right from my first telephone enquiry up to when the engineer installed the machine and carried out the training, nothing has been too much for them. They are great people to deal with." Bob White is not the only one to think this as their customer reviews show.
Striebig's Compact 4164 is one of nine models in the Compact series with a cutting range from 3100 x 1644mm up to 5350 x 2200mm. They are all based on a single, fully welded sawing frame to give decades of reliable service whilst maintaining cutting precision.