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Industry Icons Come Together in WIDIA and H. Gersnter & Sons Collaboration

WIDIA Gerstner Tool Chest

Latrobe, PA – WIDIA, known to many as “the original German Carbide” supplier, has announced a special collaboration with H. Gerstner & Sons to bring two shop originals together in a limited-edition H. Gerstner & Sons tool chest. H. Gerstner & Sons has been recognized for over 100 years as the manufacturer of iconic tool chests designed to store journeyman’s tools and precision measuring tools. The boxes feature one of three famous cutting tool brands on the box lid:

1.      WIDIA, the original company to apply the tungsten carbide patent to cutting tools over 90 years ago;

2.      WIDIA Hanita, developer of the Varimilltm, the original variable pitch endmill designed for titanium machining; or

3.      WIDIA GTD, what some may know as Greenfield Tap & Die, the original American Tap Manufacturer with roots back to the 1850’s, and developer of the Gun Tap which features the spiral flute tap design.

“In terms of quality, performance, materials, and workmanship, a Gerstner is in a class by itself. No other tool chest in the world has the reputation of a Gerstner. The idea to collaborate with iconic tool brands which machinists have come to trust, due to their innovations, like WIDIA GTD, WIDIA Hanita, and WIDIA has been an exciting opportunity,” states Scott Campbell, VP of Sales for H. Gerstner & Sons.

WIDIA™ has designed these commemorative boxes in the perfect size, and budget, for those seeking the protection of a high-quality Gerstner wood chest for storing precision measuring tools on workbenches and near the machines used by professional machinists and hobbyists. When you purchase a Gerstner Tool Chest, you make an investment in yourself and in your tools. A Gerstner is built with carefully selected hardwoods and veneers that provide a moisture-free environment for the proper storage of your precision tools. Even after a lifetime of daily use, a Gerstner Chest often maintains a value equal to or greater than its original cost. 

“Any craftsmen, machinist, or hobbyist will appreciate the quality, and the history that is built into these boxes with two iconic brands in the machine tool industry. They are real collectors’ pieces, as well as functional shop items, which we are proud to have as a showcase for the WIDIA family of brands,” Chris Merlin, Director of Portfolio Commercialization.

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