How to choose a good lathe and guillotine retailer

Posted by SharonEvans on May 10th, 2013

 If you’re interested in getting involved with metalworking, then you will need to purchase metalworking machinery and equipment to help with your craft. Metalworking can  apply to industrial processes, as well as artistic projects or a combination of the two, like building custom motorcycles. Of course, you have the option of using classic equipment pieces, which can be operated manually, but you’ll want to save the extra hands and man hours to helping you further develop your company or to work on different projects, and using power tools will help you save time and money. But when you’re in the market for a new lathe or guillotine, how will you know to choose a reliable and professional retailer?  Keep reading for some practical pointers on finding a reliable lathe or guillotine retailer.

Before you go on a power tools shopping spree, you’ll want to do a bit of research on the different types of metalworking machinery available, to pick the power tools you have use for and need. There are many types of equipment used in metalworking, including, but not limited to lathe, band saws, guillotine, milling machines and welders. A lathe is one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in metalworking. A lathe  is a machine tools which works by rotating the work piece on its axis, in order to perform different operations such as sanding, cutting, drilling, facing or turning, with the help of tools or accessories that are applies onto the work piece. It is one of the most basic and most useful metalworking machines, as it can perform a wide range of tasks.

Guillotines are machines used in metalworking to shear metal. It is also called a power shear, or a squaring shear. The guillotine can be powered in different ways: it can be mechanically powered, or else it can be powered by foot (more common) or by hand (less common). The guillotine works by clamping down on the material with a ram, before shearing the metal with a moving blade, coming down across a different, fixed blade. Guillotines will also employ a gauging device, which will ensure that the work piece is being cut on the correct spot and trajectory.

Once you know the type of metalworking equipment you want to purchase, how do you go about finding a professional and reliable equipment retailer? If you know any people who use the same type of equipment, ask them for references for the retailers from whom they purchased their machinery. If they are satisfied with the equipment they purchased, they will recommend the retailer to you as well. If you can’t settle on a retailer this way, take your search online. You’ll find many reliable Australian retailers have large and well-built websites, focused on making your shopping experience easier and more secure. Check out the shipping terms and conditions before ordering, to avoid any nasty surprises.

If you’re in the market to buy new metalworking equipment, like a new lathe or a new guillotine choose a reliable retailer, to ensure a secure and swift shopping experience.

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