I used to do this job years ago and its really not a very nice job to do considering all the sawdust that goes into your lungs regardless of respiratory protection and extraction. Many people felt very entitled and expected you to do all their cuts for them including working out what they need. These customers were often very rude too. Some used to tip but it was against company policy and disciplinary procedures were commenced against anyone accepting money from customers. I assume this was to stop the operators giving out free planks of timber in return of backhanders.
Seen it before where a guy literally wanted the cutter to work out all his measurement for him to build a bookcase and then cut all to spec. They should be clear its as near as and its purely for transporting. But to be fair i measured a few boards andnthe guys seem experienced as theyre usually bang on. Bet no one leaves them a tip for saving them so much time.and effort.
If you were to get 20 cuts, It would only cost you £2.50... most other stores charge you 50p a cut from the get go which would cost you £10. The cutting service is mainly designed to help people load their timber into vehicles that are not big enough to fit 8x4 sheets. Its not a carpentry service.
Very good service in Castlepoint, Bournemouth. Cut 8 x 4 sheets, worktop, and door for me, foc and cleanand strait. (highfive)
Firstly most people don't need over 15 cuts. There are some people that try and get 20 sheets of 8x4 and they take the absolute pish and hold up queueus of other people waiting for the service. You have to remember these machines they use are worth about 15 grand which need regular servicing and blades need regular resharpening or replacements.