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 […]

Welcome Michael Rhodes to our Engineering Team!

  Please join us in welcoming Michael Rhodes to the York Saw & Knife team.  Mike is an engineer and will be working in our engineering department with Joe Cauvin. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State University and is a graduate of Dover Area High School.  He […]

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. […]

Cross Cutter and Slitter Blades for the Non-Woven Industry

York Saw and Knife manufactures numerous industrial cutting blades, but this season we are featuring our guillotine and circular slitter knives, especially the winder & re-winder cut off knives.  These type of blades are used in the non-woven industry.  Our blades offer cutting solutions to enhance blade durability and application issues, including the problematic sticking and melting of […]

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. […]

What happens next? Heat Treating

In the last post, we highlighted the laser cutting part of our manufacturing process. This week we are giving you a behind the scenes look at the next step of the manufacturing process, heat treating.  The heat treating process takes place in three steps. This ensures the material is at its best for our customers.  […]

Precision Knife Manufacturing Process: Laser Cutting

Last week we told you about one of the first steps in our manufacturing process, reverse engineering. This week we are going to explore what happens next. After the drawings of the blade are approved by the customer, the next step is to laser cut the blade out of the raw material. We utilize a […]

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. […]