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Variable Speed Spindles: Four Reasons Why They’re The Best Thing Since DROs

Variable Speed Spindles: Four Reasons Why They're The Best Thing Since DROs I’m not a tall guy. Maybe 5’ 7” or so, and that’s wearing steel-toed boots. So while it wasn’t very nice, it’s not surprising that my fellow machinists...

Best Knee Mill? Why You’re Looking in The Wrong Direction

Shopping for the best knee mill? There are certainly a lot of brands out there to choose from, never mind all the features and accessories to wade through. Chances are you’ve developed a checklist or maybe even a spreadsheet to...

Chrome Ways: Are They Worth the Added Expense and Hassle?

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: chrome ways. It might not be a pleasant discussion. In fact, a few of you might become upset. That’s especially true of the older machinists, the ones who were turning cranks and...

Starting Out: Plan Carefully, and Invest in the Right Equipment

Starting Out: Plan Carefully, and Invest in the Right Equipment After writing the previous blog post on Kent USA’s ACU-MILL-series CNC machining centers (Starting a Shop: What Machine, and How Much Money?), I got to thinking about my first attempt at...

Starting a Shop: What Machine, and How Much Money?

Thinking of starting a shop? Unless you have a ton of money and willing customers, it can be a tough row to hoe. Still, thousands have done it, so why can’t you? You need a good machine, though, and if...

Eroding Confidence: Wire EDM Is Easier Than You Think

Do you send work out to wire EDM houses? For instance, close tolerance through-holes? Narrow slots and keyways? Long, complex part profiles, or micro-sized cutouts? These are just a few examples of the parts and part features where wire EDM shines....

Gunsmith Lathe Selection: Three Things to Know Before Buying

Gunsmith Lathe Selection: Three Things to Know Before Buying In the market for a gunsmith lathe? Do yourself a favor and extend your search to include industrial lathes, manual economy lathes, precision lathes, and even toolroom lathes. It’s quite possible...

CNC Knee Mill: Is it time for an upgrade?

CNC Knee Mill: Is it time for an upgrade? Just as the day will come when you need a better car or a bigger house, there’s also a time when you should consider upgrading to a CNC Knee Mill. They...

Large Bore Lathe Shopping: Three Things to Consider

Large Bore Lathe Shopping: Three Things to Consider When you’re one of the elite few that turns massive parts for a living, the day inevitably comes when you need a bigger machine. This is especially true in industries such as...

Wausau West High Machine Tool Courses in Wisconsin

Wausau West High Machine Tool Courses in Wisconsin Kent USA is proud to supply Wausau West High School with our precision lathes. Wausau West High School is a highly rated public school located in Wausau, WI. It offers a variety...

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