About Us – From the Inventor of the Clean Cut Box Slitter

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Growing up in the 80’s and realizing that school wasn’t for me I needed to find a trade. My grandfather had rented a garage to a window tinter for years and he suggested that I might check out window tinting. I went in to American Window Tinting and spoke with the owner, he said there were no positions open for auto but he needed a flat glass installer. I thought that sounded great and he hired me on the spot. I eventually realized I could be very passionate about this business and learned fast. It was great and I learned the business inside and out.

After my first two years, the owner sold the business and became a tool designer / manufacturer for the window film industry. I figured it was time for me to create my own company, so I started All Windows Tinting and Cleaning service. I was finally my own boss and then my business education truly began! If we weren’t tinting windows we were cleaning them. It was always in the back of my mind that I needed to come up with a way to cut and slit my film right out of the box. So I started messing around with different prototypes, and I went through many of them. Everything from an apparatus that would mount on the box of film, to channels that fit over the box. It seemed the more simplistic the design the smoother the action and cleaner the outcome. A good friend suggested incorporating a magnet and the Clean Cut Box Slitter was born.

Then, in 1996, I decided to get into the auto tinting business. I was able to buy an existing business and we hit the ground running. There was one problem though. I didn’t know what I was doing and learned quickly that auto tinting had many challenges over flat glass tinting. I learned fast what not to do. This auto thing was a whole new animal. I made sure I always had a good installer and would learn what I could from them. In 1999 I hired this kid from San Diego that really showed me how to window tint fast and clean. That gave me the ability to train installers the way I wanted them trained. I was finally there. I knew every aspect of this business and business was good.

Then 9/11 happened and like so many other businesses my business slowed down. It was a very humbling time. I had to think outside the box and come up with ways to get more business and keep the business I had. There were a lot of late nights and a lot of stress. In 2003 I was hit with another blow and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. So, in 2008 I decided to sell both businesses and focus bringing the Clean Cut Box Slitter to life.

The first thing I needed to do was get it to market to see if it would sell. It did better than expected that first year so I started the patent process. I teamed up with my friend that got me into the business that had experience manufacturing tools. We started making them and signed up a couple of distributors. Next thing we knew, we had worldwide distribution over night and the popularity grew.

I have a passion about this business and the Clean Cut Box Slitter will make your installations easier, more cost effective, and less time consuming than other cutting systems. Thank you for taking a look at my system!

Best Regards,

Clay Speas