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SharkFin

Shark Fin Board Turner: FAQs

Redwood Plastics and Rubber has sold the Shark Fin Board Turning system for well over 20 years. In that time we’ve received plenty of questions about the system and its capabilities and as with any solution, the same set of questions tend to come up. This article is meant to address as many of these … Continue reading »

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Why Choose To ‘Swim With A Shark Fin’?

With every substantial investment people want to know “how does this benefit me?” and sawmill technology is the same. The Shark Fin Board Turning system has over 20 years of excellent performance in sawmills all over the world – from Canada, to Russia, to Brazil, to Australia, and throughout the USA. But why does a … Continue reading »

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Shark Fin Replacement Parts

Do you have a Shark Fin system? Has the old maintenance hand at your mill left you without knowing where to get replacement parts? For over a decade Redwood Plastics has been the exclusive manufacturer of the Shark Fin Board Turning System and is your source for replacements. Anything from Shark Fin lugs to sprockets, … Continue reading »

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Quoting A Sharkfin Board Turning System

The Sharkfin board turning system is a throwback to the benefits of simplicity. The system does not require any electricity, and is instead powered by the sawmill chain and gravity alone. This makes the system a consistent and popular product, especially for hardwood mills. But quoting a system can be daunting as customers often do … Continue reading »

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Sharp Chain bed

One custom solution supplied by Redwood Plastics for sawmills is the sharp chain bed. The plastic bed (made of UHMW or nylon) replaces a metal bed and results in less wear on the chain. Lubrication requirements are reduced by up to 75%. In order to manufacture the bed, we require either a dimensioned technical drawing … Continue reading »

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Simplicity and The Shark Fin

The venerable Shark Fin system has been a proven solution for decades in mills across North America and the world. Shark Fin systems have been installed as far away as Brazil, Australia and Russia. The Shark Fin is a board-turning system that works on gravity alone. No electricity, wiring or power is involved. lugs affixed … Continue reading »

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The Simple SharkFin

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” -Steve Jobs ¬† Well, we can’t move mountains with our simplicity¬†- but we sure can move boards! The Shark … Continue reading »

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Sharks in Siberia

      Recently Redwood Plastics completed a deal to send a modifed 4-grader SharkFin Board Turning System to a mill near¬†Irkutsk, Russia. Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia and is known as a “hub” of administration and trade. The four grader system was designed to optimize quality of grading yet increase … Continue reading »

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