Cutsforth Inc


Company Details

Point of Contact

Cutsforth Inc                 

5493 Waschke Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226-9696
United States

Steven Tanner

Manager, Business Development & Marketing

P: 218-348-0100

About Cutsforth

Cutsforth Inc. started back in 1990 as a small company focused primarily on making replacement brush holders for generators and exciters. Today, after 20 years in business, Cutsforth’s experience and innovative designs have brought it’s best-in-class brush holder, collector rings, shaft grounding and onsite field services to some of the world’s largest power companies.

Sales & Marketing, Engineering
5493 Waschke Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Distrubution, Field Service
7854 12th Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55425


* EASYchange Online-Removable Brush holders

* Shaft Grounding Units

* Collector Ring Manufacturing


Removable Brush Holder installations
Removable Brush Holders fit all major manufacturer’s applications. We work efficiently during your outage to insure a smooth upgrade to our unique brush holder.

Online Collector Ring and Commutator Truing
Keeps your units operating safely and efficiently by lowering brush vibrations, removing grooves and flat spots restoring your rings to better than new (OEM) condition.

Spiral Groove Restoration
Restores the spiral (or helical) groove in your collector ring. This process extends the life of your ring and saves your plant thousands of maintenance dollars.

Consulting and Emergency Services
Cutsforth offers on-site problem-solving and consultation to solve your brush rigging, collector rings and brushed exciter problems. We can restore or replace your ring and rigging after a forced outage emergency immediately saving you many thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

 Areas of Expertise

Gas Turbines

Steam Turbines

GAS TURBINES                           

Replacement hardware


Repairs and rewinds
Collector rings
Commutator excitation


Performance assessment



Repairs and rewinds
Collector rings
Commutator excitation


Performance assessment

STEAM TURBINES                           

Replacement hardware



Cutsforth in CCJ

Mesquite Power

2011 Outage Handbook – Generator Exciters

Maintaining carbon-brush collectors

O&M Major Equipment: Whiting Clean Energy

Exciter Brush Maintenance

ONsite Video: Exciter Maintenance

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