Star Machine & Tool Company has been manufacturing the highest quality Brake Lathes, Cranes and Riveters for customers worldwide since 1925. We believe our equipment is the best available in the world. Star Lathes use massive iron castings instead of lightweight steel stampings. Dove-tail ways are milled, ground and hand-scraped to perfectly mate surfaces. There are easier and faster ways to make machine tools, but then they wouldn't be the world's best.