Wood Cutting Tool Maker Expands Capabilities

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/01/2014 9:08AM


Hickory Saw & Tool HICKORY, NC - Hickory Saw & Tool's investment in new technology has increased the tooling manufacturer's capacity and quality, while shortening lead times, said owner Mike Pannell. The company recently added a new insert grinder, CNC lathe and CNC mill at the 10,000-square-foot plant in Hickory, NC.

Pannell said the new equipment helps "shorten lead times on deliveries by as much as 50 percent." Products are shipped worldwide for use by wood products and other manufacturers.

In business since 1983, Hickory Saw & Tool operates a full-service machine shop for the custom manufacture and repair of cutting and boring tools including: bits and cutters, pattern bits, insert tooling. saw blades, boring heads, as well as gears and spindles.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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