Iconic equipment manufacturer launches an all-new line of high-end woodworking machines
From South Bend:
Founded in 1906, South Bend began as a manufacturer of metalworking lathes, supporting a wide variety of industries, from the US Armed Forces and Naval ships, to scientific labs, to small industrial shops, and everything in between. By 1930, South Bend produced nearly 50% of all engine lathes in the United States and went on to serve 88 countries.
Under the new ownership of Shiraz Balolia, South Bend has surged in sales and expanded its selection of high-end metalworking machines and accessories to include mills, surface grinders, and more. Now, South Bend enters the woodworking market with a handful of high-end machines, with plans to release more of this line-up by the end of 2021.
Developed to address the needs of working professionals and uncompromising artisans, the first entries in the line include a 16″ bandsaw, a 37″ wide belt sander, an 8″ parallelogram jointer, a combination belt/disc sander, and a downdraft table. Other planned 2021 releases will include a 24″ bandsaw, 15″, 20″ & 25″ planers, multiple cyclone dust collectors, gearhead drill presses, spindle shapers, variable-speed grinders, and table saws.
South Bend has offered preferred pricing to educational and governmental institutions, as well as volume pricing for large facitilites, for nearly a century—and that tradition continues. Lease and payment programs are also available. All South Bend machines feature a 2-year warranty. Complete details on the new South Bend woodworking line can be found at www.southbendtools.com.