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equipment, ltd. has been a supplier of grinding machines and related supplies to the woodworking tool sharpening industry for over 30 years. We have represented some of the most advanced and desirable equipment lines in the world.  We introduced the legendary AKEMAT saw grinder line to the North American market in 1978 and we sold over 2,500 machines before the line was discontinued in 2010.

Even though the AKEMAT machines are no longer produced, we have a large supply of parts and will be able to support the AKEMAT machines for many years to come. Although new AKEMAT machines are no longer available, we offer fully rebuilt AKEMAT machines that are recognized as the best rebuilt saw grinders in the industry. For an up-to-date list of available machines, please check our Used/Rebuilt section of this site or call our office at (828) 328- 8104 or Toll Free at (800) 533-2006.

With the evolution and advancement in tool technologies, equipment, ltd. searches the world looking for new, innovative machines to keep up with the demand for sharpening equipment to grind these new tools. In May 2013, we are introducing two new machines: one machine to manufacture and service HSS saw blades and one machine to sharpen carbide spiral bits.

Please look around our site and feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way. We are more than willing to help you and your company in any way possible.

equipment, ltd. has been a supplier of grinding machines and related supplies to the woodworking tool sharpening industry for over 30 years. We have represented some of the most advanced and desirable equipment lines in the world.  We introduced the legendary AKEMAT saw grinder line to the North American market in 1978 and we sold over 2,500 machines before the line was discontinued in 2010.

Even though the AKEMAT machines are no longer produced, we have a large supply of parts and will be able to support the AKEMAT machines for many years to come. Although new AKEMAT machines are no longer available, we offer fully rebuilt AKEMAT machines that are recognized as the best rebuilt saw grinders in the industry. For an up-to-date list of available machines, please check our Used/Rebuilt section of this site or call our office at (828) 328- 8104 or Toll Free at (800) 533-2006.

With the evolution and advancement in tool technologies, equipment, ltd. searches the world looking for new, innovative machines to keep up with the demand for sharpening equipment to grind these new tools. In May 2013, we are introducing two new machines: one machine to manufacture and service HSS saw blades and one machine to sharpen carbide spiral bits.

Please look around our site and feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way. We are more than willing to help you and your company in any way possible.

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Meet Our Team

 

Jack Sigrist

Jack started equipment, ltd in 1980 and worked hard to make equipment, ltd one the most successful machinery suppliers in the industry. He was the driving force behind the success of the AKEMAT line. He now lives in Switzerland full time and focuses on his family business:  Sigrist & Muller

 

 

Peter Adair

Pete has been at equipment, ltd. since January 1994. Pete had been in the saw industry for over 30 years. When he’s not on the road servicing or installing machines, Pete handles service calls and Akemat parts. You can reach Pete most days. His email address is: Pete@equipmentltd.com

 

 

Roger Chester

Roger has been with equipment, ltd. since January 1998. Prior to joining the team, Roger was service technician and worked on Akemat machines at DML’s Hickory plant. Roger is in charge of our Akemat rebuilding department. You can email Roger at: Roger@equipmentltd.com

 

 

Rob Rzasa

Rob has been at equipment, ltd. since 1994. Prior to that he worked at Jack Sigrist Canada for 10 years. Besides managerial duties, Rob handles machinery sales and is always on the lookout for new machines and products to sell. You can email Rob at: Rob@equipmentltd.com

 

 

Justin Merique

Justin joined the equipment, ltd. family in April 2013. Justin presently handles all our shipping and receiving and he works with Roger rebuilding machines. Justin handles our new EYAN High Speed Steel CNC saw grinders and spent time this year at the factory learning the machines. You can email Justin at: Justin@equipmentltd.com

 

 

Macy Hendershot

Macy joined the equipment, ltd. family in August 2013. Macy deals with our customer service and order / invoice processing. She also handles our Diamond and CBN Wheel purchasing and inventory. When she’s not busy with that, she manages all of our social media accounts and our website. You can email Macy at: Macy@equipmentltd.com

 

 

Stephanie Simmons

Stephanie joined the equipment, ltd. family in January 2014. Stephanie handles all of our accounts payable and receivables. Stephanie also does most of our customer service and order / invoice processing. If you have any concerns regarding your account or invoices, she is the girl to call! You can email Stephanie at: Stephanie@equipmentltd.com

 

equipment, ltd.

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