Founded in 1883, Thurston Manufacturing Company is a family-owned and operated business. It manufactures and supplies cutting tool products. The company offers more than 300 tools in various sizes and has an ISO 9001:2000 registration. It provides slitting circular knives, jeweler and screw slotting, plain metal slitting and cutting saws. The company also offers special blades, as well as resharpening services. Thurston Manufacturing Company s plain metal slitting saws are used for general slotting operations. Its cutting saws are used for cutting aluminum, brass, soft metals, and plastics in form of tubing, sheets, light extruded rods, bars and shapes. Additionally, it supplies saw blanks to saw manufacturers. Thurston Manufacturing Company maintains a location in Smithfield, R.I.