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About Us


Proud to call Newton, Iowa our home, we are a locally-owned company with strong family values. Our dedicated and skilled employees have been designing and manufacturing custom metal cutting tools since 1948 for many industries including agriculture, construction equipment, automotive, appliances and hydraulic valve controls. But, what sets us apart from the competition is our full range of value-added services and programs—we call it the 360° Total Solution. It’s a unique combination of expertise in all facets of manufacturing that focuses on improving operational efficiency:  Custom Tool Manufacturer, Comprehensive Engineering Services, Full-Line Distributor, Integrated Supply Programs, Tool Refurbishing & Regrinding and Complete Project Management.

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Cline Tool's Ironman: Scott Carkhuff

On Sept 13, 2015, Cline Tool employee, Scott Carkhuff, will compete in his first Ironman Tri --  a 2.4 mile swim, (READ MORE) 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run (full marathon), possible the hardest 1-day endurance event, and it must be completed in 17 hours!

Now in SE 07.06.2015.

Cline Tool Expands into Southeast Market

Cline Tool recently opened a new facility in Fletcher, NC. Longtime employee, Ron Long, Senior Vice President Southeast Region, has relocated to the area and will lead the sales team. Cline Tool President Jim Long said, "Ron brings over 25 years in the cutting tool industry to this position. He has an extensive background in cutting tool manufacturing and design, as well as sales and industrial distribution."

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Cline Tool Expands Into Houston Market

This new location will offer area manufacturers a full range of services, including custom metal cutting tools, engineering services, integrated supply/vending programs, tool resharpening and indexable tool repair.  Cline Tool President Jim Long said “We provide our customers a unique combination of expertise in all facets of manufacturing that focuses on improving their operational efficiency, so we are excited about expanding into this new territory.”

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Cline Tool/DMACC Scholar Award Winner

Brady Woody, a student at Prairie City Monroe High School, received the 2015 Cline Tool/DMACC Scholars Award from Jim Long, President of Cline Tool.  Brady will receive a full tuition grant for the Tool & Die Program at  DMACC.  He works part-time at Cline Tool now and will continue his employment there after graduation.

2015 Scholarship 05.13.2015.

Cline Tool Advanced Mfg. Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Newton High School Seniors, Jacob Arrowood and Shane Jenkins, winners of Cline Tool Advanced Mfg. Scholarships! Both students will be pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing.

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Our Newest Addition: The Zoller Genius 3

This high-end measuring machine is extremely precise & capable of inspecting the complete cutting edge of even the smallest of tools.

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Custom Tool Manufacturing

Check out our new Custom Tool page! 

Custom tools are our core business. Since 1948, manufacturers have trusted us to uncover efficiencies through innovative cutting tool design and process improvement.