Cowles Tools

Expanded metal is a type of sheet metal which has been cut and stretched to form a regular pattern (often diamond-shaped) of metal mesh-like material. Commonly used for fence and grates, it is also produced as metal lath to support plaster or stucco. Cowles Tool has many years or experience in the market and produces these tools in our Austintown, OH manufacturing facility.

Lath cutters


Lath cutters are manufactured to meet a specific application, Cowles Tool offers a broad range of knives to suit every application. Standard to precision tolerances are available in several grades of steel.

Steel Grades

  • Tool steel
  • Alloy steel
  • High-speed steel
  • Particle metallurgy steel

Lath Spacers

Cowles Tool lath spacers are manufactured to the tightest tolerances, offering the highest level of precision necessary, a critical factor in achieving optimum slitting accuracy and high quality.


Separator Plates & Fingers

Our separator plates and fingers are offered in a variety of sizes and configurations and are machined from hardened, solid alloy tool steel.


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