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Starting a Machine Shop? It’s Not as Hard as You Might Think

Most machinists with a few years under their belt have at least toyed with the idea of starting a machine shop. It’s a lot to think about. It’s also a bit scary. Where will you get the money? How about...

The Largest Kent USA Machines Sold

We stock over 150 machines at our warehouse. However, some machines are so huge that they are delivered, then built straight at the customer's site. Here are some of the ones we sold in the past. 1. SGS-3012AHD Double Column...

Largest Kent USA (Manual/CNC) Lathes IN STOCK!

Largest Kent USA (Manual/CNC) Lathes IN STOCK! These are the largest lathes that we have in stock right now. In case these are too big, we have over 150 smaller lathes, mills, grinders, EDMs, and radial arm drills ready to ship.   1. LA-38120 Precision Lathe - 38" x 120"...

Buying a Lathe: What You Should Know Before Investing

Buying a Lathe: What You Should Know Before Investing Are you thinking about buying a lathe? One of the first things to determine is what you want to do with it and what kinds of materials you will cut. Are...

Teach Lathe: Programming Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Let’s face it: some part features are a real bear to cut on a manual lathe. Single-point threads. Spheres and large radii. Tapers and barbed hose ends and oddly-shaped ports. These are a few of the everyday requirements that will...

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...

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...

Manual Lathe Operation: Three Ways to Avoid Part Deflection

Manual Lathe Operation: Three Ways to Avoid Part Deflection Manual lathe operation can be challenging work. Extend any workpiece more than three to four times its diameter from the chuck and you’re asking for deflection. The result is chatter, leading...

Get to the Point: Four Tips for Single-Point Threading

Get to the Point: Four Tips for Single-Point Threading Single-point threading is among the more challenging of all turning operations. Cutting pressures are high, tool life often poor, and the line between a good part and one bound for the...

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Kent Industrial USA, Inc.
1231 Edinger Avenue
Tustin CA 92780 USA
1.800.KENT.USA
+1.714.258.8526
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