Why Inca Machines?
Why Inca machines?
The first Inca machine was the major saw bench, started production in the 1920's by Injecta machines in Teufenthal Switzerland. The company specialized in the era of "NEW METAL" known as Aluminium, much lighter than steel and cast iron yet having great strength and structure. The process of high pressure aluminium injection casting was patterned by Injecta a few years earlier. This innovative process meant high quality precision castings could be produced with consistency and high accuracy. The companies goal then was to offer affordable woodworking machines for the small carpentry and home workshops.
Since most of the machines available at the time were large and made from cast iron. So Inca brand was born and soon became popular in Switzerland, after World War II, in Europe and in the 1970's in the U.S.A, and the rest of the world. Inca Major was the first small saw bench, the Inca Euro 260 bandsaw was the first small bandsaw and Automatic the first planer/jointer combined. Inca were innovators, and the rest of the market copied these machines but failed to emulate the precise workings of Inca machines - all credit to the designers. Today these machines are sought after by cabinet makers, model makers and instrument makers all around the world.
In most cases, the machines are selling for more money than when the owners bought them new. That philosophy has not changed since Inca were acquired by Multico a few years ago. Again another company that stirred up the market place since 1946, in the UK most of the former British colonies, Holland and Denmark in Europe (the companies sales director was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for the Multico achievement on the export front). The pedigree's of both companies speak for itself and whilst most competitors have folded or buy from China, Multico continues to produce the machines in France.
Over the years, we have seen our customers disappointed with their supplies of bandsaw blades for their Inca and non Inca machines, with continual requests, we are now able to offer blades made to any sizes for any maker of machines. We believe our know how achieved over many decades will ensure you get the best from your machine.
Remember the machine is only as good as the blade.