F&J Cutter Grinding Service
It sure doesn’t hurt business when you’re practically the only game in town. Ontario-based F&J Cutter Grinding Service is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, but for the last 15 years, it has been taking quick-turnaround orders from manufacturing clients who need custom cutting tools – a service few other toolmakers provide, according to F&J vice president Francesco Alonzi.
“There are other competing companies making specialized tools that sell directly to industrial stores and a few of the big machine shops, but there is very little made-to-order work being done, especially as quickly we do it,” Alonzi says. When manufacturers request a unique tool configuration, F&J can produce it in several days.