Year-End Tax Savings on Machinery Purchases


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Great news for machinery buyers: Section 179 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code has been restored to $500,000 for 2017. In a nutshell: Businesses can deduct up to $500,000 from their taxes on up to $2 million in qualifying equipment purchases. All purchases, financing, delivery and set-up must be complete before midnight on 12/31/2017 for both equipment and software. A bonus…

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Misc. Metal-Working Machinery from JMT


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While JMT is well-known for our press brakes, plate rolls and angle rolls, there is far more to us than just those standard, large-scale metal fabrication machines. Listed below are some of the miscellaneous fabrication tools that we have in stock: JMT 2-Roll Sheet Metal Roller | The model BTR-6/2.0 rolls sheet metal pipes with just two…

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JMT Pipe Bending Machines


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JMT Tube and Pipe Benders JMT offers a line of tube and pipe benders, currently available in two models. The JMT BM-65A can bend pipes up to a 1.5″ diameter and tubes up to 2″ diameter in most materials, while the JMT BM-70A can bend 2″ pipes, 2-1/2″ copper and annealed brass pipes and 2-3/8″ diameter…

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Plate Rolls from JMT


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JMT has a plate roll for every metal rolling need. Our manual and motorized initial pinch asymmetrical slip rolls are an economical solution for smaller jobs, while our hydraulic 3-roll and 4-roll machines are perfect for bigger projects, with capacities up to 6″ thick and 26’+ long. Built to last with world-class components, a JMT…

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What Is the Correct Way to Break in a New Band Saw Blade?


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In my travels all over the country, I talk to hundreds of fabricators and shop owners every month. One thing I find when I am looking at their band saws is that there is a wide range of blades and many different ways people will run new band saw blades. One of the most common…

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Steps to Achieving a Perfect Press Brake Bend


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There are several critical steps you should take when setting up a press brake if you want to get a perfect bend. I like to think of these steps as links in a chain that you forge one piece at a time making sure they are secure before moving on to the next one. If…

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Press Brake Axis Requirement (CNC or Otherwise)


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Determine the Axes That Are Needed The second step in choosing the right press brake is to determine the number of axes (whether CNC axis or non-CNC axis). Part 2 in the Series Choosing the Right Press Brake Once the customer determines the material that they will be bending, the next step in picking the right…

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What Are the Benefits of Using a 4-Roll Plate Bending Machine?


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Greater Precision than a 3-Roll. Four roll plate rolls are more precise, productive, versatile, faster, safer and easier to operate than three roll machines. They are less dependent on operator competence. They are ideal for bending plates up to 6″ thick. • The fastest and most accurate bends are made by four roll machines. The…

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What Should I Look for in an Angle Roll?


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What Is an Angle Roll? Angle roll, profile roll, section roll, or even the generic “roller” have been terms people use when referring to the type of machine that makes round bends in angle iron and other profiles. These machines are very common in facilities where profiles need to be formed into a radius or…

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Choosing the Right Press Brake


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Part 1: Determine the Material to Be Bent When a fabrication shop is trying to decide what will be the right press brake for their needs, the critical thing to look at is the metal bending projects they will be doing and what they will be trying to accomplish with their new brake. The first question…

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