Simonds has a revitalized Lathe Knife manufacturing operation in Big Rapids, MI, USA. Simonds International invested over a quarter million dollars in new equipment and processes for the manufacture of Lathe Knifes. Investments included new proprietary heat treat equipment, new surface grinding machines for both flats and bevels and implementation of Lean Manufacturing Processes.
Every step of the production process is managed to insure consistently high quality knives. Knives routinely undergo complete metallurgical analysis to certify proper steel micro structure and grain structure.
Each knife is hardness checked before it is marked with Simonds' knife logo. The knife end is stamped with a serial number to provide complete traceability of the knife's manufacturing history within our computer data base.
Our knives are air dried after grinding and treated with Rust Veto brand rust prevention solution. Most common 54" and 55" knives are now available for immediate delivery "From Stock".