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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 Reconditioning & Regrinding and Complete Project Management.

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Now in Illinois 09.20.2015.

Cline Tool Expands into Illinois

Cline Tool recently opened a facility in Rockford, IL. Tony Cornelieus, industry veteran and longtime Rockford resident, was name Regional Manager.

Scott 09.17.2015.

Congratulations to IRONMAN Scott Carkhuff!

Scott placed 557th overall out of approx. 3,000 participants in the 2015 IRONMAN in Wisc. His total time was 12 hours, 6 mins. Cline Tool is proud of your accomplishment!

open house 08.29.2015.

Cline Tool Ice Cream Social/Open House

Cline Tool's recent Ice Cream Social/Open House gave employee's families a chance to tour the facility and to see what we do every day!

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."

Houston sm 05.14.2015.

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.”

BoringBars1 10.20.2014.

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.