Hanchett Manufacturing was founded in 1889 by John Hanchett after he invented a hand swage for band saws. This tool led to the manufacture of some of the finest saw filing machines and tools ever produced to enable thousands of saw filers to maintain mills throughout the world. Hanchett is producing several state-of-the-art machines to enable modern saw filers to need the more demanding challenges of current sawmill problems and opportunities. With the reduced supply of timber available, today’s mills must produce lumber under much more difficult conditions. Saw filers must be able to maintain much tighter tolerances when providing the band saw or circular saw to their sawmill. All parts machined and assembled in the Hanchett plant are under the watchful eye of a Quality Control inspector, Our production facilities include the machines necessary to provide high production and repeat-ability at an economical cost. Today, Hanchett is an employee owned company still located in Big Rapids, Michigan where the company began over 130 years ago.