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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...

Knee Mills: Three Things to Look for in a New Machine (Along with Some Very Nice Options)

Knee mills have been around for nearly nine decades. In fact, the American Precision Museum has one from 1938 on display. And although the company that built that machine is no longer in business, others have taken its place. That’s because its...

CNC Knee Mills with G2 Control Create a Popular Line of Tattoo Machines

By now most of us are aware that tattooing involves some measure of skill, creativity and talent.  But creating the tattoo artist’s instrument can be a matter of artistry, as well. Based in Independence, MO, former Air Force machinist and...

Trade UP your old MILLPWR to MILLPWR G2!

The MILLPWR control Powerful yet easy to operate CNC retrofit systems for knee mills and bed mills. Faster set-ups, shorter run times and a major boost in productivity are just one "powerful easy" retrofit away. Our new MILLPWRG2 control and retrofit kits can turn...

Hands On in Dayton

Hands On in Dayton Teaching people the art of machining, one turn of the crank at a time   Why do designers and mechanical engineers need experience operating a manual mill, or for that matter, any machine tool? A similar...

A Quick Spiel About the New Industry Standard Knee Mills

Kent Industrial (USA) offers a wide variety of high-quality milling machines that are competitively priced in today’s marketplace. The KTM series of mills start with model KTM-3S (step pulley) and KTM-3VS (variable speed), both with a 3HP AC motor drive,...

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...

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