Century Saw & Tool

Welcome to Century Saw & Tool

Providing Superior Quality for over 40 Years!

Who We Are

Our History and Business Philosophy

Century Saw & Tool has been in the tooling business for over 40 years.  In late 1996, owners, Ray Gauer and Howard Denard, decided it was time to retire and began the process of finding a buyer for the company.  They were looking for a buyer that would carry on the business into the future.  This is where Tim and Paul Hicks entered the picture.  The brothers come from several generations of Waco small business owners, and the two had long dreamed of going into business together.  Ray and Howard provided them with that opportunity by selling them the assets of Century Saw & Tool in April of 1997.  That future has now lasted for more than 20 years.

Tim and Paul Hicks, still believe that an honest and straight-forward approach to business is appreciated by our customers.  That is why Century Saw & Tool strives for 100% customer satisfaction, and in fact, we guarantee it.  Total customer satisfaction, through professional service, is our goal. 

Technology and Expertise

Century Saw & Tool uses leading edge technology to repair your cutting tools, restoring them to the original manufacturer's specifications.  Our team members are experts in the field, with over 100 years of combined experience in the tooling industry.  We specialize in the service of cutting tools used in the secondary woodworking market, but our services are not limited to this market only.  We pride ourselves on being able to put a sharp cutting edge on tools used in most any application.

Let Us Help You Today

Century Saw & Tool provides the highest quality of service to all of its customers.  We work with our customers, as their partners, in an effort to meet all of their tooling needs.  Please call us so that we can assist you with your tooling needs.  We look forward to hearing from you.

What We Do

Tools We Service

We specialize in repairing cutting tools used in the secondary woodworking market.  These tools include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Carbide Tipped Saw Blades
  • Carbide Tipped Shaper Cutters
  • Carbide Tipped Router Bits
  • Solid Carbide Spiral Router Bits
  • Solid Carbide Insert Knives
  • HSS Planer and Jointer Knives
  • Drill Bits and other Boring Tools
  • Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Tooling

Tools We Sell

We sell cutting tools used to manufacture many commercial and residential building products, such as custom and standard cabinets, cabinet doors, exterior and interior doors, casework, countertops, and architectural millwork.  Our industrial tools include, but are not limited to, saw blades, router bits, shaper cutters, planer and jointer knives, and insert tooling.  
We are also capable of providing a wide array of custom tooling, including PCD tipped tools.  Because we are experts in the tooling industry, we can assist you in getting the right tooling to meet your specific application needs.

Manufacturers We Represent

We have relationships with all of the major tooling manufacturers in the industry.  These relationships allow us to find the right tool, at the right price, for any of your tooling needs.  Some of the manufacturers that we carry include:

  • Whiteside Machine Company 
  • Freeborn Tool Company, Inc.
  • Onsrud Cutter, LP
  • Riverside Tool Corp.
  • Southeast Tool
  • Popular Tool
  • Freud
  • Everlast Saw
  • Lenox (Bandsaws)
  • Tenryu
  • Guhdo

Tool Suppliers

Whiteside Machine Company

Whiteside Machine is a manufacturer of carbide tipped and solid carbide router bits.  Whiteside offers high quality and economical American made tools.

Southeast Tool, Inc.

Southeast Tool provides carbide tipped and solid carbide router bits, also.  Additionally, the company offers a variety of boring tools used in various applications. 

Freeborn Tool Company, Inc.

Freeborn manufactures carbide tipped and insert cutters for the manufacturing of cabinet doors.  

Popular Tools

Popular Tools supplies a full line of carbide tipped saw blades.  Their products range from the typical contractor blades to a full line of large truss blades.  


Freud offers a comprehensive line of all types of tooling.  This includes an excellent line of panel saws, which we have found to perform extremely well on most panel saws and in most cutting applications.  

Onsrud Cutter, LP

Onsrud is an excellent supplier of solid carbide router bits and cutting tools.  The company is very progressive in the research and development of their tooling, including the development of special coatings that can extend the cutting life of their tools.

Articles and Technical Help

We continually receive questions regarding various aspects of the cutting process.  Many of the questions can be answered on various websites, including many of the websites of our major tool suppliers.  We have also provided some additional resources here for the benefit of our current and future customers.  The information provided does not answer every question that may come up, but these items may provide a valuable resource for anyone with questions regarding the cutting process and cutting applications.  

We are tooling experts, and we want to partner with you in finding solutions to your tooling needs.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or cutting issues that you may encounter.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Century Saw & Tool

309 Granite Drive, Waco, Texas 76712

(254) 776-5838


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed