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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 […]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Even though Earth Day is celebrated internationally every year on April 22, we honor it every day here at York Saw and Knife.   Below are some things we do every day that could serve as tips for making your manufacturing facility “greener”!   1. Recycling Oil/Coolant from our machines We collect the […]

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. […]

Choosing the Right Material for Your Industrial Knives

We can use different steels to manufacture industrial knives for our customers, but choosing the right one is important for an accurate and consistent cut every time.   The materials are chosen based upon application of your blade.  Below is a recap of some of the materials that can be used along with the benefits of each. […]

International Boston Seafood Show Recap

On Sunday, York Saw and Knife’s Tom Bowser attended the Intentional Boston Seafood Show for the first time to promote our seafood processing blades as well as blades for packaging.  The show was well attended with the aisles generally full of visitors from the opening to closing on the first day of the show.  The show featured […]

Featured Spring Product: Seafood Processing Knives

York Saw and Knife offers an assortment of blades for many different industry applications, but did you know that we offer a set of blades specifically for the seafood industry?  Our reciprocating bladesets filet/portion fish accurately every time.   These blades can be used as replacements in automatic processing machines.  A special scalloped edge is ground […]