In 1945, Raymond Deuel with his friend, Gil, founded GilRay Tools. Their partnership was short, but GilRay's reputation was on it's way.
By 1960, Ray needed a larger building and built the one we use today at 1306 McGraw St., Bay City, Michigan.
The early 1980's brought David Deuel, Ray's son, on the scene. Dave had vision to expand beyond sharpening to manufacturing cutters for the Locksmith industry. Some of our customers have included the well-known FRAMON MANUFACTURING CO.
GilRay will restore the cutters to their original print specifications. Of course, the diameters become a few thousandths smaller with each sharpening. They also sharpen Chisels, End Mills, Hole Saws, Spur Bits, and Wood Auger Bits!
Dave became very knowledgeable about Key Machines and became a great help to thousands of Locksmiths worldwide
Tom Lynch, CRL