Great Lakes Industrial Knife is recognized throughout the Printing and Bookbinding Industry as a leading manufacturer of high quality Guillotine, Slitter, and Three Knife Trimmer blades. Performance engineered, our Guillotine, Slitter, and Three Knife Trimmer blades meet or exceed OEM specifications.

  • High-Tech Metallurgy
  • “Super finished” razor edge technology
  • Expert regrind/sharpening service
  • Most knives available from stock

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Product List

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Machine knives for all types of cutting machines.

Our Machine Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Short lead time on custom orders
  • Expert regrind service
  • Made in USA
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability, toughness and performance

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Composite tool steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Solid Stellite®
  • Inlaid Stellite®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Tungsten Wc & Titanium carbide hard metals TiC Ferro-Tic®
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

Stellite® is Registered Trademark of Deloro Stellite Company Inc.
Ferro-TiC® is a registered trademark of Pacific Sintered Metals
CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures and supplies Paper Trimmer knives for every machine make and model including Challenge, Chandler & Price, Heidelberg, Ideal, Itoh, Kolbus, Lawson, Macey-Harris, McCain, Muller-Martini, Michael Business Machines, Polar, Seybold, Stahl, Triumph and Wohlenberg as well as many others.

Our Paper Trimmer Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances and mechanically honed to produce razor sharp, burr-free cutting edges.

  • Razor sharp, burr-free cutting edge
  • Mirror surface finishes
  • Computerized inventory control
  • In stock for immediate delivery
  • Expert in-house sharpening service – super-finished cutting edge
  • Edge bow & flatness straightening

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Inlaid alloy tool steel
  • Solid D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • Inlaid 18% tungsten high speed steel
  • Inlaid Stellite®
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

Cutting Sticks

  • Industry tested polymer composites Performance engineered to prevent premature knife dulling
  • Precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances

Stellite® is Registered Trademark of Deloro Stellite Company Inc.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Perforator Knives for every paper converting operation and for all machine makes and models.

All of our Perforator Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances to produce razor sharp edges.

  • Precision ground tooth profiles
  • Cut & Tie widths to meet any profile
  • Mini-Perfs
  • Dust free edge technology
  • Mirror bevel finishes – razor sharp
  • Available from stock
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Expert regrind service – match ground sets
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Solid tungsten carbide
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Score Knives for every paper converting operation and for all machine makes and models including Appleton, Cameron, Coretech & Dusenbery.

All of our Score Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances to produce razor sharp edges.

  • Dust free edge technology
  • Mirror bevel finishes – razor sharp custom edge radius
  • Available from stock
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Expert regrind service – match ground sets
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Solid tungsten carbide
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Sheeter Knives for every machine make and model.

We manufacture Sheeter Knives for Beck, Bielomatik, Clark-Aiken, Didde, Egan, ECH Will, Harris, Jagenberg, Hamblett, Lamb-Grays, Lenox, Maxson, Moore & White, Smith & Winchester & Rosenthal.

Standard web, cross-cut, and folio precision sheeter knives.

Our Sheeter Knives are manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Dust-free cutting edge technology
  • Mirror surface finishes on bevels
  • Machined honed accuracy
  • Expert regrind service – match ground sets
  • Straightening service insures maximum parallelism
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability, toughness & production
  • Made in the USA

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Solid D-2 high carbon/high chrome tool steels
  • Inlaid 18% tungsten high speed steels
  • Inlaid Stellite®
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

Stellite® is Registered Trademark of Deloro Stellite Company Inc.
CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures hardened & ground Anvils for every paper converting operation.

  • Through Hardened Tool Steel
  • Flame hardened carbon steel
  • Mirror finishes
  • Hard Chrome Surface Plating
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Expert regrind service – match ground sets
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Solid tungsten carbide
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Slitter Knives for every paper converting operation and for all machine makes and models including Arrow, Arpeco, Cameron, Dusenbery, Goebel, Harris, Stahl & Tidland.

All of our Slitter Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances to produce razor sharp edges.

  • Dust free edge technology
  • Super finished bevels
  • Mirror bevel finishes – razor sharp
  • Available from stock
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Expert regrind/sharpening service – match ground sets
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Solid tungsten carbide
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Knife-Edges: Regardless of the material being slit, score-cut knives should have rounded edges. Experience may show that other combinations of included angles and edge radii may give more satisfactory results on particular materials. These illustrations, however, should be used as a guide. The cross-sections show the mean radius of each class of edge magnified approximately 60 times.

Cutting Edge Selections A Edge - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
“A” Edge .002 to .004 Radius
Cutting Edge Selections B Edge - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
“B” Edge .006 to .008 Radius
Cutting Edge Selections C Edge - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
“C” Edge .010 to .012 Radius

Cutting Edge Selections A 30 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
A – 30° Included Angle
Cellophane • Board Pressure • Sensitive Tape • Cork – Linoleum • Acetate
Cutting Edge Selections B 30 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
B – 30° Included Angle
Paper back foil • Waxed paper • Rubber • Plastic (over .01) • Surgical Adhesive • Pulp
Cutting Edge Selections C 45 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
C – 45° Included Angle
Waxed paper • Impregnated Paper
Cutting Edge Selections B 60 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
B – 60° Included Angle
Gauze • Textiles • Non-woven
Cutting Edge Selections B 45 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
B – 45° Included Angle
Glassine • Plastic (to .01) • Tissue • Newsprint • Light Paper • Crepe Paper • Kraft Paper • Mica Tape • Masking Tape
Cutting Edge Selections C 60 Degree Angle - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
C – 60° Included Angle
Sandpaper • Abrasive Fabrics

Shear Cut: These two illustrations show the cutting edge angles that have been successfully used on converter and mill-type winders. Our specialists will recommend the best cutting edges for particular materials.

Cutting Edge Selections 30 degree - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
30 °
Used on smaller diameter shear-cut knives such as those used on converter type winders.
Cutting Edge Selections 45 degree - Great Lakes Industrial Knife
45 °
Used on larger diameter shear-cut knives such as those used on mill type winders.

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Hardened & Ground Slitter Sleeves for every paper converting operation. All of our Slitter Sleeves are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Through Hardened Tool Steel
  • Mirror Finishes
  • Available from stock
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Expert regrind service – match ground sets
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • High speed steels
  • High performance stainless steels
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Zirconia ceramics
  • Solid tungsten carbide
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme

CPM 10V®, CPM M4® are registered trademarks of Crucible Materials Corp.

Our Tooth Cut Off Knives & Packaging Knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances
  • Mirror surface finishes
  • Form ground tooth profiles
  • Burr-free cutting technology
  • Short lead times on custom orders
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wear ability

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • Carbon and Alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome steel
  • ICE™ Inlaid Carbide Extreme