Stone Fox Ventures is a private equity investment firm that acquires, structures, manages and grows middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and services companies with industrial and business customers. Focusing on underperforming and troubled companies as the best opportunity for significant shareholder return; new financial operations and corporate infrastructures are implemented to achieve substantial and sustainable positive changes in asset holdings. Fundamentally, our investment philosophy holds that the greatest returns can be generated in companies where new management, capital, strategy, and structures can improve performances and cash flows.
Stone Fox Ventures acts as a parent company and currently owns four subsidiary companies that specialize in the end mill and abrasives industry. Conical Cutting Tools, Global Cutting Tools, Elite Abrasives, and Even Cut Abrasives.
Global Cutting Tools manufactures a wide range high performance and custom end mills. Our new performance tool lines will give you the edge you need to reduce downtime, increase speeds and feeds, combine operations, and will ultimately increase profits. These qualities, taken into account, create the most productive and indispensable tools available. Our distributor network reaches across the country and across borders, so you’ll be able to have a local expert help you get the most out of your tooling choice.
Conical Cutting Tools manufactures a wide range of standard, specialty, performance, and custom end mills for customers across the metalworking industry. With thousands of stock items in a wide range of High-Speed Steel and premium micro-grain carbide, most orders can be shipped the same day, with few exceptions. Our distributor network reaches across the country and across borders, so you’ll be able to have a local expert help you get the most out of your tooling choice.
Elite Abrasives has a history of providing top quality products at a price our customers love. The demand from customers for improved surface finishes drove us to delve deeply into the field of abrasives. We have become very knowledgeable in the field of abrasives and manufacture Flap Discs, Clean & Strip-It Discs, Surface Conditioning Discs, Quick Change Discs, Sanding Belts, and Resin Fiber Discs. Our products are used to grind, cut, blend, and polish metal and a variety of other materials. Each of our product performance is outstanding and is priced extremely competitively.
Even Cut Abrasives is based in Cleveland, Ohio and has overseen providing private labels for their customers since 1932. We cut, trim, fold, glue, stamp, and slit coated abrasives into almost anything one might imagine. Key products include abrasive cones, cartridge rolls, square pads, cross pads, flap wheels, and flap discs. We have made it easy for our private label customers to order, receive, and resell a product that meets their requirements and exceed their expectations. We do this with as much American made content as possible. We are the only company in the U.S. building and selling shank mounted flap wheels made in the U.S.A. A lot of companies may sell the product, but we are the only ones that manufacture it here. Finally, our flap disc products – we use the very best raw materials and build them for the Even Cut brand as well as many other companies.
It has always been our mission to provide superior performing products which solve complex machining challenges for the metalworking industry. We are dedicated to our customers and the industry as a whole and combine ongoing, continuous improvement processes with thousands of hours of new tool development per year. With our senior staff members alone, we have over 250 years of combined industry commitment. This lead-by-example culture has allowed us to provide exceptional customer service, build long-lasting customer relationships, and manufacture the highest performing end mills and cutting tools in the industry.
Global Cutting Tools believes that excuses will only satisfy the person using them. That’s why you won’t be getting any from us. We recognize that our loyal customer base is why we are in business. While every company strives for perfection, it’s much more important how we treat you if something goes wrong. Our team is trained to provide exceptional service, ensuring accuracy and timeliness while providing a high level of professionalism. We know that a single day of downtime can cost a company thousands of dollars when they’re waiting for a replacement end mill or cutting tool. That’s why we stock over 1,000 parts and offer same day shipping of our in-stock items.
The reason Global Cutting Tools is a class ahead of all other standard carbide cutting tool and tapered end mill manufacturers is our history of innovation. Since our beginning nearly 70 years ago, we’ve created eight different patents improving the performance of our tools. The constant helix variable tool with a variable lead design that was introduced by Global and Conical Cutting Tools (one of our sister companies), back in the 1940′s was based on a continual calculus formulae, which has never been duplicated. We know we must never forget our history and where we came from. Innovation was our past and innovation is our future. We have added new tooling lines, new product offerings, smaller tooling with less chatter, high-tech coatings, specialty tooling which reduces cycle time and eliminates tool changing, and aerospace grade tooling. Moving forward with the newest CNC machining centers available, optical scanning and equipment will allow us to not only keep up with the changes in the metalworking industry, it will allow us to lead those changes. If you need any assistance with your end mill application, don’t hesitate to contact us!
In addition to Global Cutting Tools, check out our sister companies, Conical Cutting Tools, Elite Abrasives, and Even Cut Abrasives. Conical Cutting Tools is our tapered end mills manufacturer, Elite Abrasives is a top-tier abrasives manufacturer that has a huge selection of product configurations, and Even Cut Abrasives is a top-level specialty abrasives manufacturer that specializes in private labeling.
All of our companies have a long history of providing first-rate quality products and customer service. Many of our customers have been with us for decades because they know the value we provide. We want you to be as successful as possible and our ultimate goal is to provide you with value and solutions to your machining challenges. Selling to you is not our end goal, we want to be your long-term partner. We believe manufacturing in America is a cornerstone of our country’s strength. We invest in America, where the money we earn stays in America.
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Nearly 7,000 distributors worldwide and hundreds of thousands of end users can’t be wrong.
The manufacturing and materials industry is changing at an unprecedented pace and simply saying we supply tools to the metalworking industry would leave out a large portion of our customer base. Our tools have been used in every application imaginable, from sculptural ice carving to precision manufacturing of custom nuclear reactor parts. A few of the industries we serve are:
Tool & Die
Dept. of Defense
Casting & Foundries
Furniture / Wood