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Many companies claim to “fully refurbish” machines, but often this translates as: “wiped down with an oily rag and sold with a tailgate warranty”. That’s not the way we roll at SMS, Inc. Fact is, we are not a general used machinery dealer: as a former Kaltenbach daughter company and the sole North American importer of Kaltenbach saws for over 30 years, we refurbish Kaltenbach saws only. We know these machines inside out, and our service/parts guys have a combined 90+ years experience on Kaltenbach machinery.

When we say “fully” refurbished, we mean fully: each machine is stripped down literally to the last nut, bolt and washer. Everything is cleaned, checked and tested. Worn, broken or missing parts are replaced (with correct OEM items). The machine is rebuilt to original factory specifications – and performs as new. For an additional fee we can have the machine electrostatically repainted.

In the case of KKS (steel) machines, the gearbox – the heart of the machine – is an extremely heavy-duty, three-shaft, two-stage helical ground design. On every KKS we refurbish the ‘box is stripped down, all gears, bearings and gaskets replaced with new, before the ‘box is rebuilt to original factory tolerances, ready to provide decades of reliable service.

Installation, start-up and operator training is included in the machine price, just like on new Kaltenbach equipment, and the entire machine is covered by a 6-month full parts & labor warranty.

Payment terms on refurbished machinery are 50% down, with balance due before shipment/collection. On completion of the refurb’ you may inspect our work and if you don’t like what you see, you can cancel the order and we will refund your down payment in full,with no questions asked.

Note: we can also refurbish your existing Kaltenbach machine, and bring it right back to original factory specification at a fraction of the cost of a new machine!


Need a high-performance automatic saw for aluminum (and/or copper, brass and plastics)? Check out this fully refurbished Kaltenbach SKL450NA-NC with 6 months full parts and labor warranty: a machine as good as new for less than half the price!

Rough spec’s = NC controls for ‘cut length’ and ‘parts off’.

                            Capacity <6” round, 5” square and 4” high x 8” wide material.

                            Automatic cut length <393”.

                            180º miter range (in semi-auto mode).

                            Hydro-pneumatic blade feed.

                            Automatic atomizer lube system.

                            Chip exhaust options available.

Ease of setup, safety in operation, speed, precision and quality of cut are the hallmarks of the SKL. These machines are known and prized for their legendary reliability and durability. We have machines in the field 25+ years old still working day in, day out making their owners money.

In the course of a refurb’ a machine is stripped down to the last nut, bolt and washer, everything is cleaned, inspected, replaced or repaired as required, before being rebuilt to original factory specification. All work is done in-house by factory trained technicians, overseen by our service manager, who has 30 years of experience on Kaltenbach sawing machinery.  Upon completion the machine is tested to ensure it meets factory tolerances and functions as it should.

STOP THE PRESS! – we just received a second one of these machines, without NC controls.

For more information go to the “Contact Us” page and request a full technical specification and pricing on this machine.


If you are a small-to-medium structural fabricator using a bandsaw to cut your steel – check out this MONSTER! The Kaltenbach RKT631H is one of the largest upstroking circular saws ever made. Weighing in at almost 5,000 lb and running a 28” diameter blade through a massive three-shaft, two-stage helical ground ‘box, this machine will chop through structural steel sections at speeds that are difficult to believe – especially if you are used to bandsaws. Squareness is exceptional and surface finish is “milled”. Perfectly balanced, the RKT631H can easily be turned to any miter angle between 45° to the right and 60° (=over 45°) to the left with one hand, via a geared crank. The machine rotates around the blade and back fence datum point, so there is no length offset when mitering. We also have available a complete third-party infeed/outfeed roller table setup with NC back stop for this machine. Click here to see the RKT sales literature with technical specifications on the last page – or go to the “Contact Us” page and request a formal quote.

This RKT631H has been stripped down and completely refurbished to as-new technical specification and is offered out with a 6-month full parts and labor warranty. It has been electrostatically re-painted in current Kaltenbach colors, and re-assembly is well under way, with an estimated date of completion of March 29, 2019. The RKT631H is in a performance class of its own, and this fully refurbished unit offers unparalleled bang for the buck. German engineering. Designed to do the job right, and built to last. The RKT will survive years of punishment in the notoriously harsh environment of structural steel fabrication, and keep delivering the goods. 

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