California Saw and Knife Works

721 Brannan St
San Francisco CA 94103

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Enhance your cutting performance, improve your productivity and product, elevate your cutting results.Since 1886, Cal Saw's promise to customers has been to research, develop and deliver the most advanced technology for a range of cutting needs. Through four generations of family stewardship, we've remained firmly rooted in the science and engineering of saws, knives, wood machining and food processing in order to keep that promise and help your business succeed.We were an early proponent of academic research and professional testing of steel characteristics and blade behavior.The special heat treatment and fabrication processes we designed are the key to more accurate cutting, longer lasting blades and knives and higher grade products.A source of great pride, our staff offers unsurpassed expertise in mechanical engineering, metallurgy and the practical application of cutting tools under a variety of circumstances.This strong technology foundation and commitment to forward thinking have equipped us to meet our customers' demands for new products and services for more than 120 years.We make the world's biggest wood cutting band saws at Cal Saw Canada in Langley, B.C. And, in terms of materials, operating parameters and cutting accuracy, the best performing band saws in any mill.