About Treyco - Over 70 Years of History!
Treyco Products was established in 1946 and incorporated in New York State in 1960. It has remained in the same family ownership since 1960. It is currently owned and operated by Duane Manth who purchased the company from his parents in 1984. Originally, Treyco Products manufactured multi-purpose saw and tool sharpening machinery, however that changed in the late 1970’s when we decided to concentrate on Clipper Blade Sharpening Machinery exclusively.
In 1968 Treyco Products introduced the “Model CL-1 Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine” which was a low speed machine with a single sided honing disc. The 14” diameter honing disc could be supplied either flat or hollow ground. This, to our knowledge, was the first single purpose machine that was readily available to sharpeners for clipper blade sharpening. The Model CL-1 was only capable of sharpening about 4-5 sets of blades per hour.
In the early 1970’s Treyco Products introduced the “Model CL-2 Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine”. This was still a low speed machine but was the first machine with a double sided 14’ diameter honing disc, flat ground on one side and hollow ground on the other. Treyco Products supplied this machine to Foley Mfg in the mid 1970’s until they developed their Model 354, which was of similar design and operation.
In the early 1980’s Treyco Products introduced the “Model CL-4 Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine”. This was the first HIGH-SPEED clipper blade sharpener (honing disc ran over 1000 rpm), and featured an 18” diameter double sided honing disc. The CL-4 was showcased for the first time at the “Moon Show” in Chicago.In the late 1980’s Treyco Products introduced another first in the “Model CL-6A Automatic Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine”. This was the first automatic clipper blade sharpener that sharpened both cutter and comb simultaneously, it featured a 16” diameter double sided honing disc that ran at 650 RPM. With the advent of automatic arms and magnetic holders, the sharpener could now consistently sharpen clipper blades without the variation created from holding the blades by hand. The reduced RPM of the honing disc allowed for much easier application of the oil and powder to the disc surface. The CL-6A was showcased for the first time also at the “Moon Show” in Chicago.
In March of 2000 Treyco Products introduced the “Model 2000 Automatic Clipper Blade Sharpening Machine”. This model featured automation in a compact size. The automation mechanism was moved to inside the machine housing to reduce the area required for operation. This was most desirable to mobile sharpeners where workbench area is limited. The Model 2000 utilizes the same proven magnetic blade holders and 16” diameter honing disc that the Model CL-6A used. This allowed CL-6A users to utilize their blade holders and honing disc on the new Model 2000. Also incorporated into the new design were fewer parts so the machine could be built cost efficiently.
Treyco Products launches its newest clipper blade sharperner machine in 2020 - the "Model 3000" with new and improved features that made the Model 2000 so popular for 20 years.
Treyco Products has always prided itself in being an industry innovator in clipper blade sharpening machinery. Starting in the 1960’s, continuing through the 70’s and 80’s and as we entered the new millennium Treyco Products is still pursuing the manufacturing of the most efficient and easiest machinery to use in clipper blade sharpening.