Ironwood, a brand of woodworking machinery available exclusively from Stiles Machinery, added a new wide belt sander line with four models.
The Ironwood brand features heavy-duty production-machinery designs to help shops save labor and work more efficiently, according to product manger Aaron Brink.
The brand also offers drilling and dowel insertion machines, planers, chop saws, jointers, shapers and straight-line rip saws.
“There are 22 other machines in the Ironwood line to serve the solid wood customer,” Brink says. “We’ve always have sold sanders, but these are geared a little more towards the entry-level or mid-sized customer.”
The line includes two single-head machines, models S113K and S114K, with working widths of 36” and 42”. Model S124RK has two sanding heads, while model S134RRK has three and both have working widths of 42”.
All of the sanders offer variable speeds and programmable controllers. Other features include easy-to-use controls, fast and precise thickness adjustments and they’re affordable, according to Brink.
“These are more geared towards the solid-wood customer so they don’t have all of the fancy bells and whistles you find on a $200,000 machine,” Brink says.
They sell for about $14,000 to $40,000. They will be exhibited in July at the AWFS fair.
Contact: Stiles Machinery Inc. Tel: 616-698-7500. www.stilesmachinery.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue.