Mission Statement

For 37 years, Hanks Saw Service LTD has operated in Kamloops, British Columbia, providing the best sharpening services available.


Hanks Saw Service LTD was developed in 1981 by Hank Stankiewicz to meet the needs of BC’s growing timber and finishing industry. Upon Hanks passing in 2001, his son Stew Stankiewicz took over the business. To this day, it continues to be one of the best providers in BC for the sharpening of circular saw blades.

Photo: Hank Stankiewicz hard at work in 1989.


Stew Stankiewicz is the owner/operator of Hanks Saw Service. In 2017, the majority of the business was sold, however Stew remains as a contracted-out saw sharpener for on-site sharpening. For more information on Stew Stankiewicz, check out his LinkedIn profile here: www.linkedin.com/in/stewstankiewicz

Photo: Stew Stankiewicz operating a tool and cutter grinder in 1989.