Colonial Saw Inc. is the nation's importer of swiss made STRIEBIG Vertical Panel Saws, LAMELLO specialty tools, biscuits and biscuit joiners, and the country's finest grinding machinery. For over half a century, the company has delivered uncompromising performance and value, along with one of the most comprehensive and responsive after-sale customer support programs in the industry.
What we provide
Advanced woodworking and tool grinding technology
Meet the People Behind Colonial Saw's Reputation for Customer Service
West Coast Branch Sales & Service Engineer
“I have seen just about every type of grinding problem there is. Our reputation was built by providing the best grinding solutions and service.”
Karl Minteer began his career with Colonial Saw Company 12 years ago after serving in the military. Karl enjoys working in the field helping customers with their sharpening needs and answering their technical questions. Customers rely on Karl's extensive machinery knowledge, as well as, his strong problem solving abilities. They also look to him for advice on what type of machinery they should consider to achieve their business goals.
Southeastern Sales & Service Engineer
“Customers look at Colonial Saw as a solution provider because of our extensive market knowledge and close understanding of their operations. They trust us to provide the right machine for their problem, and not sell a machine for the sake of a sale. Providing the right solution today earns customer loyalty tomorrow.”
Jeff started his career as a CNC Machinist in Ohio. He then developed his field service and electronic skills as a field service technician for Quintax CNC Routers. His extensive knowledge in the grinding industry began with Vollmer where he was a Service Engineer for 6 years. Today, Colonial Saw customers rely on Jeff's vast technical and application skills. They can always count on Jeff to address their needs quickly and efficiently. "Jeff's approach to work and his commitment to the customers fits right in with our culture," says Dave Rakauskas, Vice President of Colonial Saw Company.
Hans Rudy Stalder
“Our customers tell us that our after-sale service and instant technical expertise is why they continue to buy from Colonial Saw Company. I’m proud to be a part of such a qualified technical team.”
Hans Rudy Stalder joined Colonial Saw Company in 1984 after working 10 years for Schneeberger in Roggwil Be, Switzerland. His experience as a service engineer for Schneeberger was and continues to be a great asset to Colonial Saw Company. Today, after 26 years at Colonial Saw, customers have come to rely on Rudy for his wealth of knowledge and willingness to solve their issues quickly. They appreciate his thoroughness and can-do attitude.
Clayton Burdick grew up in Vermont, where he graduated from Rice Memorial High School, then continued his education at Vermont Tech in electrical and mechanical operations. Clayton started his career at Super Thin Saws operating and maintaining CNC grinders, Induction Coil Brazers and Lathes for 14 years. This is where Burdick met Colonial Saw and its team and ultimately moved to Massachusetts to join Colonial Saw. When Clayton isn’t providing outstanding support to Colonial Saw customers you can find him on his boat fishing, producing maple syrup or coaching his son’s youth hockey team.
Eddie Morales is a Service Tech in our West Coast office based out of Ontario, CA. Eddie was a member of the Woodworking Career Alliance (WCA) training program at Fontana High and worked as Cabinet Assembler and Installer at a shop in Southern California before Joining Colonial Saw. Eddie is currently attending Chaffey College at night working toward his associate’s degree in Industrial Electrical Technology, after training with our knowledgeable senior technicians and helping customers during the day. He is bilingual speaking Spanish and English.
Engineering & Service Manager
With 18 years of experience in the manufacturing and machinery industry, Adam Yuschak joins us to fill the role of Engineering & Service Manager. Adam is a journeyman toolmaker and his skill set includes machinery design & repair, CNC operation and programming, CAD/CAM & Mechanical Engineering, process development, and strong working knowledge of the latest tooling technologies. His experience in field machinery service makes him a valuable addition to our team of techs.