Baileigh Industrial, a company founded in 1999 and better known in the metalworking industry, has entered the woodworking market with a lineup of machinery that straddles the line between larger commercial equipment and goods for the serious home craftsman. Baileigh (pronounced Bailey) is headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis. Curious about the company’s product line, we’ve acquired one of their machines and will review it in our August issue (which will mail to subscribers the second week of June). The sample arrived at our shop yesterday, along with a swag bag of Baileigh ball caps.
It will be interesting to follow Baileigh’s development in the category during a challenging period for woodworking machinery and equipment companies. Some legendary brands, such as Delta, seem to be shadows of their former selves – a casualty of multiple mergers and acquisitions coupled with an extended soft machinery market.
According to their web site, Baileigh metal-working products are distributed through dealer networks in North and South America and Europe.
The equipment cartons that arrived in our shop were clearly marked as made in China, where the vast majority of today’s woodworking machinery is manufactured.
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