Connecticut Saw & Tool is a family owned and operated business. The majority of our employees have been with us for 10, 20, or 30 years. All of us take great pride in the products and services that we provide our customers and do our best to show this pride through the way we do business. We view ourselves as an extension of our customer’s business –We take a team approach that we are all working towards the same end goal. And because of this, we work harder than our competitors to provide our customers with innovative, cost effective solutions that meet the demanding deadlines of today’s business environment.
We have continually invested in the best sharpening and manufacturing equipment and invested in our personnel to provide our customers with a truly exceptional experience – from precision manufactured and sharpened tooling, to the highest commitment to friendly and attentive customer service – your complete satisfaction is our number one priority.
From our main location in Stratford, Connecticut and satellite location in Brooklyn, New York we offer on site sales, technical service and tool sharpening pickup and delivery throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, Westchester County, Long Island, and New York City, New York, and northern New Jersey.
A large portion of our business comes from outside of our physical territory and on a daily basis we are shipping standard in stock products and custom made tools across the country and internationally. Additionally we receive many items for our sharpening service via UPS, Fedex and USPS and work closely with our customers to ensure that the entire process is easy, fast and cost effective.
Connecticut Saw & Tool dates back beyond memory to a small village in the Val Rendena Valley in the Austro-Italian Alps where the Povinelli family originated.
Nestled in the towering Alps, the village of Carisolo lies near the border of Italy and Austria and is influenced by both Germanic and Italian cultures.
Sharpening was the village craft in Carisolo. A monument to the artisans who carried their trade throughout the world stands in the town square.
Henry, or Heinrich, Povinelli was the first Povinelli in his line to carry his trade to America. Unfortunately, he was hit and killed by a trolley in Indianapolis in 1917. In the next generation, Nick Povinelli moved the business to Connecticut after his father's death. Nick Povinelli is seen in this 1928 shop photo with sister-in-law Caroline Vivo.
Third- and fourth-generation craftsmen Lando Povinelli and Jim Povinelli (L-R in 1973 photo) maintained high standards of craftsmanship while continuing expansion and development of the business, Connecticut Grinding Co.
Investment in modern CNC machinery throughout the 1980’s brought continuous growth to the saw blade and woodworking tool sharpening business and the eventual sale of the Povinelli’s traditional cutlery sharpening business.
The continued expansion brought a new larger factory on Avon Street in Stratford and a new name, Connecticut Saw & Tool, to better reflect company’s entire focus on industrial tooling.
In 2014 Connecticut Saw & Tool acquired Third Avenue Grinding Service of Brooklyn, New York. Third Avenue Grinding Service was founded in 1914, and for the following 100 years the business thrived under the direction of the Maturi Family. Today, Connecticut Saw & Tool is operated by Jim Povinelli and his son, Dan. The products and services Connecticut Saw & Tool provides its customers are highly regarded throughout their industry. And while the company is well positioned to continue it’s grow into the future with accounts across the United States and internationally, its owners and employees still maintain its long established small company family values.
Because we consistently deliver the highest quality sharpening and tooling services, it only makes sense to work with the best vendors in the industry. See below for vendors we work with.