About Us

     A Cut Above Distributing shipped its first order in 1991 and, over 26 years later continues to offer a complete and competitively priced line of abrasives and diamond products across the country. With a combined 50 years of experience in abrasives, our two founders recognized the real need for friendly, helpful and knowledgeable distribution of these consumables. Not just in the large well supplied metropolitan areas but in areas under-served by the "big box" retailers. 

     We decided that we would become that "local distributor" that everyone wished they had. We wanted to create a place that provided knowledgeable and friendly sales and technical help that included guidance and insight on what products are best for each individual application and opportunities to learn about new products. A place that offers the best quality products at some of the best pricing in the country, not just a place that sells you what it has left on the shelf. Despite the geographical distance between us and many of our customers, we routinely hear that they receive better service from us than they do from their local supplier who, in many cases, may be just up the street from them. 

     After more than 23 years of mail order excellence, we are now offering a subset of our catalog online. When choosing from the tens of thousands of items available, most of our customers tend to gravitate to our "A Cut Above" labeled products which offer what we feel to be the best mix of quality and value anywhere in the country. We constantly strive to search for the world's best manufacturers to use as our "house brands" and, in turn, often find newer and better ones to call our own. Our friendly staff can always suggest these more value minded options if necessary. As our site is a continual work-in-progress, please expect new products and manufacturers to be offered quite often which you will see here on our website and when you check us out on Facebook.

     If you prefer to place your orders online and do not require live support, we will not be offended and thank you for your continued business. On the other hand, if you, like thousands of our customers, prefer to talk to an actual human being who can help guide you to the perfect product, you are always welcome to call us TOLL FREE Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST at (800)-444-2999. Please remember that this site only shows a small sampling of items from our fully stocked warehouse in Van Nuys, California. So if you cannot find the cutting, grinding or finishing product that you are looking for, it is probably just a telephone call or email away.

     We thank you so much for your continued support over the past 23 years and look forward to taking care of your needs for many years to come!


Danny Straus        Gary Lerner

  co-founder           co-founder