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16July 2019

HOW TO: Buying a Press Brake

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From mechanical to hydraulic, and then on to hybrid and electric, press brakes have evolved significantly over the last 100 years. “Accuracy is all that matters,” and “more tonnage for your money” are just a few sales slogans you will hear when shopping for a new brake for your job shop or production floor. Use this "How To Buying a Press Brake [...]

9April 2019

Press Brake: When the Machine You Need Doesn’t Exist, Use a KAAST Machine to Create It

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Here we see the use of the KAAST Machine Tools Press Brake to engineer new machines to solve old problems. How does a kid who cleaned shops for cash to upgrade dirt bikes become the CEO of an industry altering company? Hard work, determination, and good tools. 35 years ago, Wade Macadam was that kid. “I cleaned a few shops, the guys who actually wo [...]

11February 2019

HOW TO: Select A Band Saw

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When looking through the many different horizontal band saws on the market it can be difficult to know which machine will best fit your needs. Scissor type, dual-column, single mitering, auto material feed, capacity… the options can be overwhelming. Use this handy guide to find the right saw for the job! Visit our other band saw blog post about [...]

7January 2019

“Sturdy Band Saws are a Big Step Forward”: Structure Works Fabrication

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With over 25 years of experience, Structureworks Fabrication prides itself on creating beautiful, outdoor spaces that their customers can enjoy. The team at Structureworks recently added a KAAST HBS 270 DG semi-automatic mitering sturdy band saws for cutting the bar stock and aluminum tubing to the tools used to build pergolas. As the first bandvs [...]

1December 2018

Hydraulic Press Brakes: Breaking the Rules

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Looking for a press brake with up to 200t of pressure and a footprint of only 7 x 4’? Look no further than the HPA-P line up of hydraulic press brakes now offered by KAAST Machine Tools. They introduced the HPA-P series to market at the Fabtech trade show in Atlanta in early November of 2018. As the only small hydraulic press brakes at the show [...]

26November 2018

Saddle-Style Surface Grinders: Smooth Finish for All Projects

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When finishing your next part, be sure to have a KAAST Machine Tools saddle-style F-Grind AH Series high precision saddle-style surface grinders on your shop floor. Featuring hardened, ground and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coated table guideways this grinder series offers full stress relieved main parts to ensure maximum rigidity, stability [...]

31August 2018

CNC Mills: Huge Selection Now Available!

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If you need a CNC mills machine to drill, bore, cut, or make slots, then look no further than the explosive collection of milling machines waiting for you at KAAST. When it comes to milling, we’ve got both bed-type and knee mills waiting to show their precision and power! Perhaps a knee mill is what you’re looking for; we have those too. The DMV 25 [...]

20August 2018

Aldan Pa: The New Showroom is Filling Up!

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It has only been a month since we made our new home in Aldan, PA, but already the KAAST warehouse is filling up with some of our favorite saws, lathes, mills, and profile rolls, all ready to be shipped! Have an urge to “try before you buy”? Don’t have 12 weeks to wait for your machine to ship from the factory to your door step? KAAST has a simpl [...]

26June 2018

We’ve Moved!

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“Your production partner” KAAST Machine Tools has just received the keys to their new home in Aldan, PA. The 42,500 sqft building will feature a showroom, technical training center, and an expanded machine and spare parts inventory. “So often we get the call asking if a customer can come see the machines, or even test them out, before they purchase [...]

26May 2018

CNC Lathe: We’re Bringing the C-Turns to IMTS

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With castings of high tensile Meehanite iron for maximum vibration dampening, the KAAST Machine Tools Inc. C-Turn CNC series of our CNC Lathe offers a wealth of benefits not otherwise available on the market. These machines are manufactured in Taiwan (meeting BS EN ISO 23125 standards) with unmatched quality and reliability for high accuracy and pe [...]

27December 2017

Illinois High School Trains Future Machinists on KAAST Plate Roller

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Through use of their plate roller technology, KAAST Machine Tools is making all A’s in the Highland High School Agricultural Power Mechanics and Welding I, II, III, and IV classes to develop the future machinists of tomorrow. […] [...]

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