ON SITE STUD SHEAR SYSTEM
The cost of manning a chop saw for 1 hour per day will pay for your new Stud Chopper
To start with, it would take 6 men on chop saws to keep up with 1 man on a Stud Chopper, while doing repetitive cutting, such as blocking, cripples or window headers. For the following example, we will use a very conservative advantage of four to one.
Using a pay rate of $15.00 per hour, which would amount to approximately $20.00 out of pocket labor cost to a company. If you man a chop saw for 1 hour, it would cost $20.00 for labor plus at least 1 chop saw blade@ $5.00 for a total $25.00 to cut with the chop saw. For 5 days that would equal to $125.00
Using the Stud Chopper, which is 4 times faster than the chop saw, it would take 15 minutes to do the same amount of cutting (four to one) that takes 1 hour to do on the chop saw. The total cost would be $5.00 for labor instead of $20.00. The Stud Chopper blades are lifetime. Therefore, you have no cost for blades.
The JR Deluxe can be leased for $360.00 per month, with no money up front. The Stud Chopper pays for its self with money left over.
Based on this scenario, for every hour you use the Stud Chopper you save 3 man-hours or $60.00 plus $20.00 in chop saw blades a total of $80.00 per hour.
This is a very conservative profit picture for switching to a Stud Chopper. We have not even begun to address the advantages of a safer and quieter work place, or the increased framing production when the framers don't have to wait 4 times as long for their material. One of the advantages of leasing, besides not having to use your cash, is that you get to expense the whole cost which adds up to big savings on taxes.
For the purchaser who would rather pay up front instead of a lease, there is also good news. The American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009 allows in section 179 for a company to expense 100% of the purchase price for new equipment. The equipment must be in place by the end of 2009. For the rest of 2009, 30% or better of the purchase price of new equipment is covered, depending on your tax rate. That's money that just goes to taxes if you don't buy equipment. Make more money and save money doing it. There has never been a better time to purchase a Stud Chopper.
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