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

  • High-Tech Metallurgy
  • Match ground sets
  • Burr free razor edge technology
  • Expert regrind/sharpening service
  • Made in the USA

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Product List

Great Lakes Industrial Knife manufactures Dicers and Dicer Bed Knives for all machine makes and models including Henion Dicers, Bolton Dicers, Sagitta Dicers, Cumberland Stair Step Dicers, and Stacked Disc Dicers.

Rotary Dicers to standard sizes 1/8″, 1/32″ and 3/32″ tooth in both cube and octahedron as well as custom sizes.

Our Dicers are CNC manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Precision manufactured matched sets
  • CNC sharpening to OEM specs, .0005″ concentricity
  • Complete mig weld tooth repairs
  • Exact tooth profile – mirror finishes
  • Tungsten carbide surface coatings
  • Bed knives and platten bars
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability, toughness and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • High wear alloy tool steels
  • High speed tool steel
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10v®, CPM M4®
  • 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 Granulator knives and Screens for all machine makes and models including Cumberland, Conair, Nelmor, Ball & Jewell, Foremost, Granutec, Mitts & Merrill, Rapid, Taylor-Stiles, Precision Airconvey as well as many more.

All of our Granulator knives are precision manufactured to extremely close tolerances.

  • Tungsten Carbide replacement knives
  • Precision Airconvey granulator / in-line cutter PAC 78 & PAC 811
  • Hooked rotor knives
  • Bed Knives
  • Burr-free, razor sharp cutting edge
  • Expert in-house sharpening service, match ground sets
  • Tungsten carbide surface coating
  • Rotor & shaft repair/balancing
  • Computerized inventory control
  • Stock delivery on standard knives
  • Proven extreme condition materials for maximum wearability, toughness and production

Performance Engineered Metallurgy

  • High wear alloy tool steels
  • D-2 High carbon/High chrome tool steel
  • Powdered metals, CPM 10V®, CPM M4®
  • Composite tools 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 a 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 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 stocks:

  • Pneumatic Air Knife Holders
  • Hot Cut Knife Assemblies
  • Pneumatic Holders with Optional Quick Clamp Locking Device
  • Manual Adjust Score Knife Holders
  • 3/8” & 1/2″ wide standard, other sizes are available
  • Dove tail mounting
  • Quick release clamping
  • 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

Click here to download a larger version of our Pneumatic Air Knife Holder Assembly Drawing

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 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.