New vs Used Milling Machines?

When considering purchasing milling machines, the question on most buyer’s mind is whether to buy new or used milling machines. There are benefits to both new and used milling machines. The final decision is up to personal preference and budget A used milling machine may require more maintenance whereas a well-maintained new milling machine should give you many years of trouble free service. Both options are completely viable.  The final choice comes down to which you think is the most cost effective to you.

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Used band saw maintenance

A band saw is a woodworking tool that is used to execute cuts. As a machine, it is known for its relatively great design and features that make it easy to use. It is also known for high performance in delivering excellent results in diverse areas, making it a tool every woodworker should possess. However, beyond possessing a band saw, is having knowledge about band saw maintenance.

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All about Guillotines

There are several types of guillotines used in industrial applications for metal cutting. A guillotine shear, a sheet metal shear and a power shear. These machines shear mild steel and stainless steel by means of a pair of blades set one above the other, with either a fixed or adjustable blade gap, and driven mechanically or hydraulically.

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All about Box and Pan Folders

Despite many advances in the machinery and tools used in shaping and forming metals over the years, box and pan folders are machines that has remained relevant and popular. There are several good reasons for that. Firstly, the box and pan folder represents the best option for those individuals and businesses who might not be able to justify investing in a press brake, may have limited space or only work with lightweight materials.

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How to ensure longevity of your used drilling machine

When it comes to promoting the longevity of a used machines, it is important to employ the correct maintenance procedures at the correct intervals. Products such as used drilling machines will have specific maintenance techniques that will allow you to enjoy their use for many years and will ensure that their performance does not deteriorate. Here’s how you can ensure the longevity of your used drilling machine:

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New Machines vs Used Machines

It is certain that many of you have been faced with the difficult decision of whether you should buy a brand-new machine or a used machine. We understand the difficulty of choosing between these two options, which is why we have tried to make the choice a little easier by explaining the benefits of both to you. Read about the benefits of new machines versus the benefits of used machines below.

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Welding rotators are a useful piece of equipment to have in welding workshops. These rotators are especially useful for sub arc, TIG and MIG welding. If you aren’t sure what welding rotators are or what they are used for, read more about them below: What are they? Welding rotators are large pieces of equipment used … Read more


The press brake is a piece of equipment that is utilized for bending sheet metal into a variety of forms and shapes. There are many operators who pick up their skills through trial and error while on the job. Others receive formal training and are certified in their trade. But, no matter how an operator … Read more


Regardless of a business’ size or profit margin, the decision to buy a new machine is a significant financial investment that should not be taken lightly. This is particularly true today when technology is evolving at such a tremendous pace that it can often be difficult to keep abreast with updates. There are several reasons … Read more


When you are operating an engineering or metal fabrication business, you need to decide where to spend your capital wisely. When you require additional machine tools or looking to replace redundant machines, there is an attraction to buying new but there are times when it makes sense for you to invest in used machine tools … Read more


Machine Tool Exchange is an industry leader with over 40 years experience in buying and selling machine tools. We pride ourselves in having the ability to answer all your questions and provide solutions for your machinery needs using our industry experience. Our goal is simple, to provide our clients with unbeatable service, while providing top … Read more


Grinders are specialized power tools and need to be taken care of. These may be low maintenance, but they still need some upkeep to ensure longevity. To maintain your grinder, it is important to start with inspection. Before inspecting your grinder, switch off the power supply.  This could mean unplugging it if corded, or removing … Read more

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