Are you looking to reduce the total cost of hard metal saw cutting? Look no further than Cutting Specialists, Inc. We pursue every metal sawing opportunity with the goal of providing solutions to our customers that reduce lead-times and improve quality. Our precision metal fabrication capabilities can help customers obtain desired results and ultimately increase their bottom lines.

Located in Tukwila, Washington, Cutting Specialists, Inc. has spent decades meeting our customer’s metal processing needs by utilizing our innovative manufacturing processes and precision metal cutting technologies. We are an extension of your success. This philosophy is the core value of our company and the foundation of our business relationships with customers since 1950.


Cutting Specialists, Inc. in Tukwila, Washington has a rich history in metal cutting and machining. It all started on Beacon Hill in Seattle, WA. when Don Engstrom Sr. founded Engstrom Machine Works in 1950. Engstrom Machine Works established its name by specializing in job shop work for the metal-heavy marine and shipbuilding industries around Puget Sound. Later in the 1950’s Don Sr. recognized the need to manufacture better and overhaul aircraft propellers. Don Sr. applied his engineering and machining talents to design and build a specialized grinding machine used on propellers that are still in use around the world today.

In 1966, second generation owner, Don Engstrom Jr. came on board as President, and the company moved to its current location in Tukwila, WA, continuing its operation as a job shop. In 1986, realizing there was an opportunity to offer low-cost metal saw cutting, Don Jr. liquidated all machining equipment and transitioned to saws, essentially carving a niche for companies with tough metal to cut, hence Cutting Specialists, Inc. was born.

In 2008, Mike Engstrom purchased the company from Don Jr. and a 3rd generation Engstrom took charge. Since that time Cutting Specialists, Inc. has continued its dominance in the metal saw cutting industry and has expanded its current facilities with the addition of a second warehouse. Today, Cutting Specialists, Inc. is thriving and has over 18 band saws specializing in hard to cut Aerospace Alloys.

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Conveniently located near Seattle, Cutting Specialists, Inc’s modern production facilities in Tukwila, WA employ the latest innovations in metal processing, and house a wide variety of precision metal cutting machines. Click here to view a list of our best-in-class metal saw cutting systems used in our machining processes.

Our extensive range of industry-leading equipment and specialized steel processing services make our facility the first choice for any hard metal or heavy plate saw cutting need. With decades of experience, precision production capabilities, and superior equipment, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality precision plate processing and shape cutting services available while meeting your bottom line.


Cutting Specialists, Inc. offers competitive pricing and excellent turnaround times on all orders. We start each process with a review of the project and walk customers through everything from how we receive inventory to the cutting, packaging, and delivering the final product. Cutting Specialists, Inc. employs the most skilled craftsmen in the trade with core people averaging over 20 years of experience. Their loyalty and knowledge contribute to every project’s success offering our customer’s a combination of quality and value found nowhere else.