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Certified Pre-Owned Kent USA TPR-C2500 Radial Arm Drill

Certified Pre-Owned Kent USA TPR-C2500 Radial Arm Drill $108,950 $84,500 w/ limited 6 months parts warranty; in stock in Minnesota      Features 16 spindle speed and 16 feed rates Centralized single level control for forward and reversal of spindle Ultra...

Centerless Grinders: Making Parts Round, Straight, and True

Centerless grinders are one of the manufacturing industry's most indispensable machine tools. Without them, parts like shafts, pistons, camshafts, and valve spools would be less accurate. They'd also cost a whole lot more. Fortunately, we don’t live in a world...

Machine Tool Technology Programs are More Successful with the Right Equipment

Given the ongoing skilled labor shortage, everyone knows the importance of machine tool technology training. That need will only grow as more manufacturing returns to the United States. And yet, many vocational-technical schools have outdated equipment. Updating manual lathes, mills,...

Buying a CNC Knee Mill: Seven Things You Should Know Before Investing

Knee mills are perhaps the most versatile of all machine tools. Size permitting, it’s possible to produce practically any orthogonal part on a knee mill, especially when operated by a skilled machinist. Add CNC capabilities and you now have a...

Oil Country Lathes are Big, Robust, Powerful, and Precise

There’s nothing magical about the term Oil Country Lathes. That is unless your company has the need to machine massive parts with equally massive metal removal requirements. For these applications, Oil Country Lathes are indeed magical. Named for their widespread...

Surface Grinders for Sale: 8 Important Features to Look for in Your Next Machine

There are plenty of surface grinders for sale promos out there. However, before you pick up the phone or fire off an email, hold up. It’s a good idea to first separate the must-have machine features from those that are nice...

Eight Things to Consider Before Responding to a Lathe Advertisement Like This

Lathes for sale. It’s a common headline on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and many other internet sites. And let's face it, there are some very high-quality lathes for sale out there. But then again, some fall far short of this description....

Milling Machines: Why They’re Important, and What to Look for When Buying One

Milling machines are often among the first pieces of equipment in many shops. They are used to machine surfaces, mill pockets, drill and bore holes, and much more. This makes them a mainstay of any metalworking company or repair facility....

Bandsaws Are a Shop’s Best Friend

Every shop needs a good bandsaw. That’s just as true for the home hobbyist as it is a large manufacturing company. But what are bandsaws? How do they work, and most importantly, what should you look for when buying one?...

Leaving China: Why Manufacturers are Reshoring to North America

The Thomas Publishing Company conducted a survey in the spring of 2020. That was right about the time the pandemic began turning the world on its head. In it, fully 64% of the 878 manufacturing and industrial sector professionals said they “are...

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