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Technical Center at 1910 N Cashua Dr in Florence, SC

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​The Simonds International Technical Center at 1910 N Cashua Dr in Florence, SC offers both operating filing room equipment for demonstration and a combination of Classroom and Hands On Saw Filer Training.   Our first class is titled "Focus on Fitting", second class is titled "Centered on Sharpening".

The center has the latest equipment plus tried and true work horses.  We offer training in both the Manual and Automated approaches to saw maintenance and saw filing.

​One example of our combination of manual and automated technology is the two operational bandsaw loops in our 1,600 SF Bandsaw Training Center.  We have both a cam driven Armstrong #4 Sharpener with Control Tower and an Armstrong VariSharp.  And coming soon is the next generation in wet Bandsaw Sharpening, the Talon P-3 computer controlled system.  

The dual training approach - manual and automatic - carries over to both Swaging and Benching as well.  The Technical center has both manual swage and shape tools and the automatic Armstrong AutoSwage. 


 Benching skills will be trained with both a manual Armstrong #81 Bench and the Simonds Model 095 Automated Bench.


Additional bandsaw equipment planned for the Technical Center includes: plasma and resistance saw tipping machines for bandsaws, bandsaw dual side dressing machine, bandsaw guide block milling machine and bandmill coolant systems. 

Classroom materials are nearing completion and classes will be rolled out as the materials are complete.  Our first class focuses on swaging and shaping and is titled "Focus on Fitting".  Classes will be presented by our employees with successful saw filing experience.  Our first class will be held in March of 2019 and is sold out.


The bandsaw Training Center is completed for swage tooth bands and the first two courses, Focus on Fitting and Centered on Sharpening, have been presented. Meanwhile, equipment and course materials are underway for our 1,000 sf Circle Saw Training Center.  Equipment will be on site following the Atlanta Trade Show this summer.

And finally, in our operating showroom, customers can schedule an appointment to come and see this equipment operate and “test drive” it themselves.

Why Choose Simonds?

Improve your Yield!!​

Simonds was the first company to bring automated Leveling technology to North American Saw Mills.  As the innovators in developing 'Yield Improvement" equipment, we understand the needs of the filers and have developed and will continue to develop products to improve your yield.