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Thode Knife & Saw Ltd offers a comprehensive range of services to support the products we manufacture and to create value for our customers. Please click on the tabs below for more detailed information on the services Thode Knife & Saw can provide to your business.

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd can service all types and all sizes of bandsaws. Thode has an absolute committment to quality and this has seen the recent purchase of a number of pieces of state of the art machinery for the servicing of bandsaws. The new machineryenables Thode to deliver more accurate, more consistent and more reliable saws to our customers with reduced lead times.As the market leader we feel that we have a responsibility to remain at the forefront of our industryand offer our customers the very best saws technology can provide.

RZ1 CNC Levelling and Tensioning Center
BC1 Wet Grind Sharpener

The vast majority of wide bandsaws are serviced at our Rotorua manufacturing plant. Thode Rotorua operates a Iseli RZ1 fully automatic CNC levelling and tensioning centre. This machine is world renowned for the consistency of leveling and tensioning it is able to deliver. Thode also has in Rotorua a BC1 CNC controlled wet grind bandsaw sharpener. this particular machine handles the sharpening of any type of bandsaw including variable pitch and variable depth configurations. The BC! consistently delivers sharper saws than can be offered with traditional dry grinding.

SAA Fully Automatic Stellite Tipper
EM2 CNC Dual Side Grinder

For those customers that run a stellite programme Thode has installed an Iseli SAA fully automatic stellite tipper. This machine offers very accurate tiop placement and significantly reduces the risk of mill downtime due to tip failure. To compliment the the work that the SAA automatic stellite tipper does Thode has installed an EM2 CNC Dual side Grinder. This machine dramatically increases consistency and accuracy on side grinding of stellite offering the customer more accurate sawing with less marking.

STA Fully Automatic Swage and Shape Machine

For those customers that require swaged and shaped saws, Thode has installed an IseliSTA fully automatic swage and shaper. This machine increases the accuracy and consistency of swage and shape results.


At Thode Knife and Saw Ltd we have CAD (computer aided design) capability and the ability to machine using the latest CNC machining centre. This capability gives Thode the ability to design and machine products to your specific requirements. products can be created form drawings from other CAD programmes, from hand drawn dimensions or they can be designed from scratch to exactly fit your unique requirements.

Computer Aided Design Capability
Latest CNC Machining Center

At Thode Knife and Saw Ltd we can manufacture service all types and sizes of circular saws. Thode has installed a Vollmer CHD fully automatic CNC robotic grinding station. This gives us the ability to precision grind circular saws to an accuracy of within 0.006 microns. The Vollmer CX100 grinder and the TM 45 automatic tipper combine to offer unparrelled quality, accuracy and consistency. Levelling and tensioning of all circular saws is carried out by experienced , qualified sawdoctors.

Vollmer CHD 250R Fully Automatic CNC Robotic Station
Vollmer CX 100 Circular Saw Grinder

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd staff includes some of the most experienced people available in the industry. Collectively they have many hundreds of years experience in sawmilling and timber machining operations. Key members of this team undertake both troubleshooting and improvement projects for customers. Because they are very experienced and constantly being exposed to industry best practice throughout Australasia they are able to quickly identify and recommend action to increase the efficiency of your operation.


Thode Knife & Saw Ltd has the ability to manufacture and precision sharpen all types of industrial knives and cutters. Pulverizer Blades, Guillotine blades, granulator blades, chipper blades, veneer knives, shear blades and planer blades are a speciality. Utilising large, powerful, magnetic base sharpening machinery combined with microhoning technology Thode can deliver more accurate , more reliable and more consistent sharpening of your blades.

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch branches are very experienced in the area of tool and cutter sharpening. Our staff and our machinery allow us to sharpen TCT finger joint cutters, grooving cutters, profile cutters and a huge variety of router bits , drills, rotor broaches and other types of tooling. If you have tooling or cutters that need to be sharpened Thode has the machinery to sharpen it.

CNC Automatic Tooling Sharpening

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd operate a fleet of service vans. These vans are on the road for your convenience for pick up and drop off of your servicing work. They operate in Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch and outlying areas. The service can be used for single pick ups and drop offs or we can call on your business regularly to fit your requirements. If you would require a van pick up in Auckland please contact 09 579 2007 ext: 833.

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