The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

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The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

You may be surprised to learn that our industrial knives and blades are used to cut items you use and see every day.  Over the next 12 days,  we will unveil goods that our knives or blades have been used to manufacture that are commonly found around this time at a holiday dinner, much like the one […]

Looking Ahead: Industry Trends

Are you starting to prepare for 2014? Want to know what you should expect in the industry next year?  Below we have compiled links for  industry trends for 2014.  We will keep updating them throughout the month of December! Remember even with the new trends in each industry, we can help you!  We have provided thousands […]

See You at PACK Expo!

Along with debuting a new booth design this year, every day during PACK Expo at 2 pm we will be drawing a winner for aa fabulous York Saw & Knife branded Lands’ End gift back!  PACK EXPO is held September 23-25 in Las Vegas and is the largest packaging and processing show in the world. […]

What We Need to Know to Quote

Ever wanted to submit a request for quote to us, but weren’t sure what information we needed? Since the majority of our blades are customized, we need specific information from the customer to be sure we manufacture the correct blade.  Below is a list of important aspects we would need to know to quote your […]

Flattening/Tensioning Circular Knives and Saw Blades

After the heat treating and grinding processes, stresses can be revealed within the blade.   At YSK,  we use  proven techniques to ensure that our knives and blades are flat and run true at operation speeds.  To correct flatness, we utilize state of the art Leveling &  Tensioning machines designed and built exclusively for our industry. […]

How Do We Do That? Reverse Engineering Explained

Have a knife, but not sure of the specifications? Think your knife is a challenge to duplicate? Not a problem!  Whatever your application, machine, or material York Saw and Knife is able to work with you to reverse engineer a solution for you.  We can design and produce a knife for you with the ultimate […]

Lower Priced versus Higher Priced Blades: Benefits and Applications

York Saw and Knife manufactures blades not only for a wide array of applications, but for various price points as well.  Some customers may want a lower costing blade versus a higher quality blade at a higher price point. The following are reasons and examples for the cheaper and more expensive option of our blades. […]

Top 5 Questions by Pack Expo Visitors

After what may go down as the shortest week in recorded history,  we are happy to be home safe and recovering from another exciting Pack Expo.  Yours truly had an opportunity to join the team for all of Tuesday, and in the same breath I’m happy to report it was as exciting as it was […]

At YSK, Precision Manufacturing Reaches a New High

York Saw & Knife is proud to announce the addition of a Trumpf 2025 Laser Center to our production line. We’ll be following up with more information in the coming weeks. For now, the picture on the left serves as a “small” example of exactly how precise this machine really is – the fingernail-sized bicycle […]

3 Machine Knives That Don’t Look Like Knives at All

It took me a while to get the hang of all the different types of knives we make here at YSK.  There are three I was particularly surprised by: not only did they not *look* like what I would, at that point, consider a knife.  In some cases, they didn’t even seem to *do* what […]