saw doctor

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saw doctor

n
NZ a sawmill specialist who sharpens and services saw blades
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He worked as a sawfiler at Weyerhaeuser for 28 years.
The graduate of the Sawfiler apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) responsibly do all work tasks expected of a journeyperson; (2) supervise, train and coach apprentices; (3) have a thorough knowledge of trade terminology; (4) use with safety and competence the hand and power tools commonly used in the trade; and (5) perform assigned tasks in accordance with quality and production standards required by industry.
Not only do sawfilers consider the size, shape, and metallurgy of the saw required for a particular situation, but they also design the saw tips and gullets to meet specific needs (Lehmann 1993).