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Troubleshooting Machine Blade Performance

It’s especially challenging when your current setup seems to “stop working” out of nowhere. Problems Like These in Your Cutting Operation… Degradation of your cut-off or perforated edge Knife no longer cuts through material Significant decline in knife life …Are Likely Caused by the Following: Change in raw materials supplier New raw material that requires […]

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History of the Circular Saw

Today we’d like to pay some well-earned honor to one of the most important inventions in our industry (particularly the lumber-processing part of it): the circular saw. Like many products of the industrial revolution, the history of the circular saw is a story founded on legend as much as fact — both of which are equally as interesting. What […]

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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 and completely, […]

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Test Cutting at YSK Earns an A

YSK recently assisted a University of Illinois student undertaking a senior design project at a major packaging company. The company provided the student a set of parameters and tasked her with developing the “best” blade to cut a new material the company developed. The student read about YSK’s in-house test cutting capabilities and contacted us […]

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C or V-Tooth Depends on Application, Preferences

We see a lot of confusion out of the foam production, plastics, film, packaging and food processing industries regarding usage of V-Tooth and C-Tooth knife blades. While the C-Tooth blade is very similar to the V-Tooth, it delivers some clear-cut advantages. The C-Tooth is designed to point the blade teeth into the material, cutting more […]

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