3. The logs are cut into individual "slugs." This is accomplished by what is basically a high-tech, industrial-grade bandsaw. The time it takes to cut each slug is dependent on the diameter of the log. It takes the saw approximately 30 to 90 seconds to cut each slug. It is critical that each slug is cut to the proper thickness; otherwise there will be quality-control glitches down the line. This is why quality-control measures are instituted during each component of the manufacturing process.