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Starrett opens band saw demonstration zone in Gloucestershire
Published:  11 October, 2016

Starrett is bringing its expertise in band saw machines and blades to a new demonstration zone in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Based on the Newton Trading Estate, within the facility of engineering distributor Tewkesbury Saw, the showroom will exhibit Starrett’s range of band saw machines. The area will be open to the public six days a week from 23 November.

The new demonstration zone in Tewkesbury will be a more central, and easily accessed venue to offer contractors in the South of England and the Midlands the opportunity to view the band saw machines in action.

Starrett’s band saw range includes bench top, gravitational, manual and semi-automatic machines, all designed for a variety of specialised applications. The bench top machines, for example, are suitable for maintenance workshops and metalworking and Starrett has recently added a new bench top machine to this range, the S1105. The new model is considerably lighter than other bench top saws in Starrett’s portfolio and as a result, is suitable for use by contractors and hobbyists alike.

“Tewkesbury Saws has been a Starrett customer for many years,” explained John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett. “The new showroom, which will be housed on the second floor of the Tewkesbury Saws facility, will provide potential customers with easy access to the machines.

“We’ve got a long history of excellence in the band saw sector, and this isn’t just a result of strong design and manufacturing. We work closely with our customers to help them find the best machine for their needs, and opening this new showroom will help us expand our capabilities in this regard. The showroom will be staffed by experts trained by our team of specialists, so they will be able to answer any questions customers may have regarding our machines.”