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Ballew Saw & Tool Inc.

325 S Kimbrough Ave, Springfield, MO 65806, USA

Garvie Ballew survived the sinking of two different ships during World War II. When asked by his superiors what skills he would like to take back to civilian life, unsinkable Garvie Ballew replied that he would like to learn to sharpen saws. It was the beginning of what was to become a successful business. A family of meticulous professionals armed with his sharpening skills, Ballew—with his wife Edith and her brother Charles (“Uncle Charlie”) Wood—founded Ballew Saw & Tool, Inc. on April Fools’ Day, 1968. Jack, the son of Garvie and Edith took over the business and is running the business today with 10 other employees.

Ballew Saw & Tool, Inc. provides tool sharpening and also manufactures a few of its own cutting tools. They also buy and sell a variety of industrial machinery and name-brand cutting implements. Most of their inventory is geared toward the skilled carpenter/cabinetmaker, although the company also provides large saw blades to a few sawmill clients. Although they take great pride in serving the folks at home, Ballew Saw & Tool also has the pleasure of serving over 25,000 customers nationwide plus those in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.


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325 S Kimbrough Ave, Springfield, MO 65806, USA

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