What Do You Call a Band Saw Blade With No Teeth?

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What Do You Call a Band Saw Blade With No Teeth?

Imagine this: You’re manufacturing a product and find a need to refit your band saw with a new blade. You’ve been less than pleased with your current blade’s performance and think the blade’s teeth are part of the problem, so you don’t want the new blade to have any. At the same time, you still […]

Industrial Machine Knives for OEM’s and End-Users Alike

We talked about this before, but thought it was important to expand on how we provide end users and OEM’s the same level of service and quality with every knife and saw we make. After over a century in the cutting business, all we can say is: we get it. As an OEM, you want […]

Specialty Knives and Saws: Proudly Made in America

Did you know York Saw & Knife is one of the oldest active saw and knife manufacturers in the United States? In 1906, York, PA man Louis Klunk set out to become a premier manufacturer of steel, set-tooth saw blades.  He built a business from the ground up, employing and honing the skill of a […]

Shark Tooth Cut-Off Knife

We promised some follow up on the Shark Tooth blade a little while back… York Saw and Knife recently assisted a major consumer products, pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials producer in creating a new cut-off knife for a Winder/Rewinder machine. The company developed a new, very tough film that typical knife designs could not cut cleanly […]

Shark Teeth

Tough material or film affecting your production and wrecking your bottom line? Or just giving you a headache you don’t need? The YSK shark tooth cut-off knife will be the topic of an upcoming post. Stay tuned…

Nano Nano

Apple has the iPod nano. An Indian car maker (Tata Motors) launched its Nano this week. Related, there’s buzz building re: nanotechnology in some of the industries York Saw & Knife serves. But, it’s only buzz, and it’s only building.  Packaging World notes a January report on nanotechnology in packaging by the Swiss Center for […]

Google Mapping

York Saw and Knife is now active in Google Maps’ Local Business Center. By searching for or visiting us there, you’ll find our enhanced company listing featuring our contact info, directions, website link, general info and some photos and videos. The YSK Google Maps business listing is a pretty cool feature, particularly for folks not […]

Cutting Costs

All across food processing, materials conversion and packaging, folks are trying to cut costs to meet these challenging economic times.  John Henry, Certified Packaging Professional (CPP), suggests looking for ways to increase production line changeover efficiency. Henry notes, “How much can you save via reduced changeover times? …The lowest number I’ve seen, from a pharmaceutical […]

OEM, End Users and York Saw and Knife

We talk to a number of people out there, and visit with others at shows or on the road when we can. We’re unsure, however, how many of you out there are aware of York Saw and Knife’s capabilities to manufacture specialty knives for OEM’s and their end users. York Saw and Knife can outfit […]

Packaging: No Trade-Offs

In the latest Food & Beverage Packaging (they’re welcome for the free pub), there’s an interesting roundtable featuring some of the heavyweights of food and beverage packaging (including one – Steve Gaeta of Unilever – who shares the same last name as this mutineer on Battlestar Galactica). Anyway, the discussion centers on the industry outlook […]