About us

Over 100 years of experience

AB Nässjö Sågbladsfabrik - "a true family business", located in the Småland highlands. The company was founded in 1902 and in the beginning they repaired and serviced circular saw blades. As time went on, interest also arose in being able to manufacture blades ourselves. Being able to heat treat (harden & temper) the steel itself was an early priority. This means that today we have this process completely in our own hands, "own hearth is worth its weight in gold". We manufacture all our saw blades entirely ourselves from scratch to finished product in our well-adapted factory located in Nässjö.

For generations, we have pushed and developed our products, all to give our customers the absolute best products so that they, in turn, can develop their businesses.

Significant investments over the years and ongoing upgrades of our machinery means that we manufacture all our blades, both conventional and tipped, to the very highest quality.

We are at the absolute forefront when it comes to solder and grind tipped blades (HM/ST). This means that we have gained trust from our customers and have a very extensive and close collaboration with several sawmills regarding service and repairs of their blades.

Curiosity and a desire to constantly develop together with our customers to solve the various needs and wishes that may arise, means that we "customize" many of our customers' different type of blades. Over the years, there has been a lot of testing and fine-tuning of various ideas that have arisen, something that, among other things, has led to our well-known and very successful Frost2 tooth.

Most of the blades that we manufacture are used in the wood industry, but we also manufacture blades that are used for sawing other materials such as aluminum, steel, and copper.

The history of Nässjö Saw Blade Factory

The company's founder Janne Friberg was born in 1875 in Gräsgärde in Arby parish in Kalmar county (Södra Möre) and died in 1942 in Nässjö parish. In the mid-1890s, he, like many other young men, went to the sawmill districts in Northern Sweden where there was plenty of work. He started at Stora Kopparberg's sawmill in Kubikenborg. After some time on the saw, he entered the filing room where he began to learn how to align circular saw blades.

After a few years, he applied for and got work as a saw straightener at Stridsberg & Björck's saw blade factory in Trollhättan. He stayed there for a couple of years until 1901. The following year, 1902, he started J. Friberg Nässjö, a saw blade repair shop. At first, the small number of machines received power from a small steam engine, later it became electricity and electric light from Spexhult Kraftaktiebolag and then from the city's power plant. During the late 1930s, manufacturing of circular saw blades was started, mainly from hardened sheet steel from Spear & Jackson Ltd in Sheffield, England.

In 1944, a building was built for a hardening furnace for max dia. 1250 mm. Heating was done with fuel oil. During the war years, the oil was withdrawn and heating was instead made by two gas units (for trucks) which were mounted outside the factory wall. In 1949, the factory was extended and a high voltage transformer was installed and the entire operation of the company was electrified. The hardening furnace was rebuilt at the same time for a maximum of 1810 mm circular saw blades. The current third factory building at Sörängsrondellen, Virkesgatan 8, Nässjö, was built in 1972 with an extension in 1976.

The development of tipping blades with teeth tips in harder materials on conventional blades meant that in the early 80s we acquired a manual soldering assembly and also grinding machines intended for grinding hard metal alt. stellite.
The process of tipping and grinding this type of blade takes place today in fully automatic state-of-the-art machines.