Salvador Crosscut Optimises Production at Bairds Windows

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Bairds Windows is a family run business in Newton Stewart specialising in windows, doors, and conservatory manufacture since 1994. In 2019 Eric Baird, Director, and son Malcolm Baird, Fabrications Director, were searching for a crosscutting solution to save waste and increase productivity. After a visit to the W Exhibition in Birmingham they met the team from Daltons Wadkin, who were able to provide an automatic Salvador SuperAngle 600 crosscut.

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What is your customer base?

With over 20 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing high quality windows and doors, Bairds windows have now acquired a facility over three times the size of their previous workshop. Their customer base is varied, supplying PVC and timber products to domestic homes, commercial sites, and council buildings.

What methods were you using previously?

“We used to use a radial arm saw, and you had to try and optimise the length the best you could”, explains Malcolm Baird. Compared to traditional cutting methods Salvador automatic crosscut saws will increase yield by 15% or more and reduce labour by over 50%.

Why did you invest in a Salvador SuperAngle 600?

Looking to the future, Malcolm and Eric required a saw which could grow with the company over the coming years, and provide additional facilities to expand their portfolio. “We were looking to the future for other products that we could make”. The SuperAngle 600 offers both straight and angle cutting with optimisation and defecting as standard. Daltons Wadkin are also able to offer remote machine monitoring and assistance.

How easy is it to operate the Salvador S600?

When the Salvador was installed, four operators were given training by a factory trained Daltons Wadkin installation engineer. New technology often brings concerns around useability, however the Salvador S600 has been made to be incredibly user friendly for operators. “We all picked it up within a couple of hours. Sam was very good at explaining, everybody made notes and we picked it up very easily”.

salvador superangle 600 crosscutHow do you input your cutting list to the machine?

“We can do the input of the information two ways. I can do it in my office off a network cable, or we can just input the cutting list at the machine, which we use 90% of the time”. Malcolm highlighted the simple user interface of the software.

What are the key benefits of the Salvador SuperAngle 600?

“One of the main benefits is the time saved for optimising, and minimising the waste”. Malcolm told us of the significant saving Bairds Windows have seen by reducing waste. Volume varies day to day, however the reduced labour time for jobs has meant production across the whole site has increased.

Would you recommend a Salvador SuperAngle 600?

“At Bairds Windows we would recommend the Salvador. Daltons Wadkin were very easy to work with, they’ve done everything they said they would do for us. It was a great service from them, the staff were very friendly”. Malcolm later returned to Daltons Wadkin for a Stenner band resaw, and Wadkin mortiser. Daltons Wadkin pride themselves on customer service, and hope to continue working with Bairds Windows over the coming years.

For more information on the Salvador range of automatic crosscut saws call 0115 986 5201, email or visit

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