About Us

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd. (Canada) was incorporated in November 2018 in BC and has initially supplied saws manufactured in their Rotorua New Zealand manufacturing plant.

As Thode has been the Iseli agent for many years in both New Zealand and Australia, Canada was added with Thode entering the Canadian market.

As a customer base was built there was great customer support for a Bandsaw manufacturing plant in BC Canada and a building was secured in Chilliwack BC in July 2020. As Thode already had a great bandsaw manufacturing plant in New Zealand utilising modern technology, duplicating a smaller scale plant was straight forward. Water-Jet technology is used at both plants which is the safest method available to cut steel without the possibility of inducing stresses or cracks. Iseli CNC grinding with flood oil coolant (also easy on the saw steel) takes place with tension and levelling performed on the world renowned Iseli RZ1. The Chilliwack facility is expected to be operational in September 2021, which also acts as an Iseli showroom for customers to visit and see the different models of high quality filing room machinery which is fast gaining favour with sawmilling companies throughout North America.

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd is a New Zealand owned company that has well over 70 year’s experience servicing and supplying industrial knives and saws to a wide variety of industries. Thode has built up a formidable knowledge base over this time. We have qualified filers who have many years of experience individually that can assist with filing room needs. Our consultants can help with any cutting or tooling problems you may have. They are also well qualified to advise on tooling upgrade and replacement.

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd operates in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands and is the largest business of this type in Australasia. The staff and management at Thode are understandably proud of the levels of service and backup that they can offer to their customers. A serious investment programme in new machinery now sees Thode having the latest "state of the art" CNC and robotic manufacturing and servicing capability. This allows Thode to offer unsurpassed levels of accuracy and consistency when manufacturing and servicing bandsaws, circular saws and guillotine blades plus many other cutting tools.

We have staff worldwide and have manufacturing and servicing/sales branches in Canada (Chilliwack BC), New Zealand (Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch) and Australia (Healesville, VIC)

At Thode Knife & Saw Ltd we are proud to have been - "Keeping the Edge on New Zealand Since 1946".

Mission Statement

To enjoy quality and mutually successful long term business partnerships with our customers, staff and suppliers.

Quality Control

Thode Knife & Saw Ltd operates a continuous improvement quality control system. All areas of the business from manufacturing, servicing, and importing through to delivery and administration are monitored for performance.

  • All staff will strive for continuous improvement of respective activities, tasks and operations.
  • Our aim is to supply high quality product at a competitive price, which meets or exceeds the expectations of the customer.
  • We will whenever possible deliver goods and services within the time frame requested by the customer.
  • Where we fail to meet the customers’ expectations for either quality or delivery, we will be prompt in rectifying the problem to the customers satisfaction. As part of our Quality Control System we will initiate preventative measures to ensure the same failure does not reoccur.
  • We will assist customers urgent requirements wherever it is practicable to do so.
  • We will promote reliability, integrity, honesty and professionalism as key elements in all aspects of our business relationships.