The K-STAR carving machine is built for many years of hard use with a minimum of maintenance. The frame is precisely built from heavy wall steel tubing and welded into one rigid unit. The carriage is built of several heavy casted parts to insure durability, but the sliding weight balance system allows the user a light touch and easy to operate feel. All the maintenance required is to clean the rails and carriage wheels regularly and grease pivot bearings, worm and worm gears occasionally.
The pattern and work blanks are held in place by driving spur heads in the stationary front beam and a dead center in the sliding rear beam. A worm and worm gear system attached to the front beam allows the pattern and work blanks to turn in unison with a crank on the left side of the machine. This system allows the carver to get to within .015 of an inch when the machine is properly leveled and bits are sharp.
The Basic K-STAR, Model KS5000, with a 24" carving length, is 46" long, 38" wide, and 24" high and weighs 350 lbs. The machine is designed to be bolted on a user-supplied 28"-32" high table.
The K-STAR's ease of use, rugged construction, and economical price, make it the right choice for the small business owner or serious hobbyist. Whether you produce furniture parts, gunstocks or decoys, the K-STAR is the right choice for you.