ASKO Inc Homepage

Products, services and technical support for the
metal producing, metal processing and recycling industries.

Ask Asko!
:: Shear Knives/ Shear Blades
:: Slitter Tooling
:: Slitter Tooling Set Up Software
:: Side Trimmer Knives
:: Mill Liners and Wear Parts
:: Recycling, Demolition & Waste Knives
:: Regrinding and Sharpening
:: Rotary Pipe and Tube Cut-off Knives
:: Hydraulic Nuts
:: Machine Ways and Specialty Wear Parts
:: Metal Fabricating and Manufacturing Knives
:: Contract Grinding and Lapping


Shear Knives/ Shear Blades

Bar Mill and Structural Mill Knives   Coil Processing Knives   Continuous Caster Knives   Hot Strip Mill Knives   Pickle Line Knives   Pipe and Tube Mill Knives   Plate Mill Knives   Slab, Blooming, and Billet Mill Knives   Squaring Shear Knives   Wire Rod Mill Knives   Knife Accessories   How to Select the right knife grade  

ASKO - Slab, Blooming, and Billet Mill Knives

ASKO - Slab, Blooming, and Billet Mill Knives

  • Slab shear knives
  • Bloom shear knives
  • Billet shear knives

Knife Accessories

  • Knife seats
  • Knife shims
  • Knife bolts


ASKO Slab, Blooming, and Billet Knives crop the head and tail ends of slabs, blooms, or billets. They are used between the caster delivery section and the first rolling mill stand, tunnel, or re-heat furnace or between the furnace and the rolling mill. They typically operate at temperatures above 1500F/800F and may be used with or without coolant.


ASKO Slab, Bloom, and Billet Knives are custom manufactured and specially engineered for high temperature environments. They are available in a range of hot work tool steel grades and super alloy grades matched to the requirements of each application. Composite designs using superalloys are also available.


ASKO Slab, Bloom, and Billet Knives are available in a range of designs. ASKO produces knives to mill builder designs, user modified designs, and in special situations can offer design advice for improved performance.

Delivery and Ordering Information

ASKO Slab, Bloom, and Billet Knives and accessories are produced to order. To receive a quotation of price and delivery, please complete the information form or contact ASKO by phone, fax, or email.

Technical Resources

For more technical resources on shear knives and shear blades, click here.

ASKO products are just part of the picture. Only ASKO provides dozens of support programs to improve your performance and profitability. Click here to learn more.

©2010 ASKO, Inc. All rights reserved. | ASKO, Inc. | 501 West Seventh Avenue Homestead, PA 15120-1036 USA
Tel: 412-461-4110 USA Toll Free 1-800-321-1310 | Scrap and Recycling USA Toll Free 1-877-YES-ASKO (877-937-2756)
Fax: 412-461-5400 | e-Mail: | user agreement | privacy policy