April 2020 Issue

Industry News

Doall Sawing Celebrates Legacy


DoAll Sawing Products, having spanned 100 years, celebrates many milestones in 2020. The company’s history includes: the founders developing the first alignment machine for auto repair shops in 1919; the first DoAll band machine developed and demonstrated across North America in 1935 (shown); the ARS- 1216 microprocessor- controlled sawing system with automatic storage and retrieval in 1984; and the introduction of an automatic cold saw in 2013. Today, DoAll is looking to the future with a survey about customer satisfaction and what DoAll can do to improve in the years to come, which can be found on their website.

Kaast Machine Tools to Host Open House


Kaast Machine Tools Inc. invites current and potential customers to its first annual open house on May 29, 2020 at its U.S. headquarters in Aldan, Pa. More than a dozen machines will be running, including lathes, saws, surface grinders, press brakes, plate and angle rollers, and ironworkers. Existing customers will be onsite to discuss Kaast machines. Local metal supply vendor Ryerson also will be onsite providing materials to test on machines. Other vendors’ products scheduled include Lenox saw blades, Fagor CNC controls and Lehmann rotary tables.

TCI Precision Metals Adds Plate Saw


TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., completed installation of its new the Schelling fm8 high-precision plate saw. The saw cuts aluminum and other nonferrous metals up to 6 in. thick at speeds up to 100 ft. per min. The saw cuts consistently at close tolerances of ±0.005 in. and within 0.005 in. squareness. “Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations in quality and efficiency,” said Ben Belzer, president and COO. “Our machine-ready blanks are custom produced to net or near-net size with close tolerances, both dimensionally and in flatness, eliminating the need for shops to do in-house materials prep.”

Tigerstop Launches New Website


TigerStop’s new website features an updated Service Center where customers can quickly access tools, documentation and instructions to troubleshoot machinery. It is searchable and has how-to videos, FAQs, request forms and manuals. There is a legacy section for users who have machines dating back to the early 1990s. The Online Parts Store is where customers can have spares shipped to their shops overnight. With the Product Configurator, customers can build custom products and learn about ways to configure machinery, tables, accessories and software items. Designs can then be submitted for quotation.

Milwaukee Releases Circular Saw


Milwaukee Tool developed a cordless 8-in. metalcutting circular saw that performs in tough applications, such as 1-in. plate steel, angle iron and 2-in. black pipe. With the M18 Fuel cordless technology, the tool can surpass the speed of corded saws and with a large cutting capacity. The saw provides users with a cold cutting solution for thicker metals. An overload indicator light illuminates when users push the saw too hard and a durable blade shield with integrated chip collection deflects and collects metal chips and sparks.