HomeIAMURE International Journal of Mathematics, Engineering and Technologyvol. 3 no. 1 (2012)

[ENGINEERING]Adoption of Locally Fabricated Band Saw for Furniture Works in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Manuel A. Bajet Jr. | Samson Lazo | Joussie Bajet Bermio | Junel Bryan Bajet

Discipline: Engineering



The province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines is currently one of the furniture makers in Northern Luzon. They are classified as micro and small furniture industry. Before, only few of them have complete equipment like commercial band saw which is very expensive. It cost from Php 100,000 to Php 150, 000 depending its size. Micro furniture makers sought assistance from furniture metal craft experts for possible fabrication of locally made band saw. With similar function as of the existing commercial one. There were 48 micro furniture makers adopters since 2005. Common furniture’s produced by the adopters are chairs, gallinera, pillow rodes, doors, beds, dining tables, sala sets, cabinets and divider. Volumes of production are based on market demand, chairs had the highest. Cost of furniture production sold revealed by 75 percent of the adopters were at the range from Php 30,000 to Php 69, 999 and 25 percent of the adopters estimated cost amounting form Php 70, 000 to Php 100, 000 per month. Gross revenue generated disclosed that 41.67 percent of adopters were earning Php 50, 000 to Php 74, 999. Results showed that an ROI of 26.65 percent based from average monthly income and cost of production incurred by the adopters of locally fabricated band saw.