Clermont, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2005
Small Business Owner/ Entrepreneur, Scott Kahle has begun mass production of his product, KwikStand, a support stand for portable table saws. Until recently, KwikStand was being produced “in-house” in small lots.
“Sales were coming in faster than I could produce, so I had to outsource production. This not only satisfies demand, but lowers cost significantly to the point where KwikStand can now be offered to retailers at wholesale prices.” states Scott Kahle, owner of WSK, Inc, a company that designs, improves and markets accessories for power tools used by building contractors and carpenters in the construction trades. KwikStand is now being offered to hardware retailers and contractor power tool outlets across North America.
About the Product
KwikStand was born of necessity as contractor/carpenter, Scott Kahle found himself wanting of a good quality support stand for his new benchtop table saw. His vision of an adequate tool stand had to include features most desired by users, such as easy mobility and a built-in outfeed support for the work piece as it is being fed through the saw. It must also be quick and easy to set up and take down, an important feature especially for professional tradesman. In addition it must be sturdy and well built. It must not wobble or tip and be able to take the everyday abuse that a professional such as a building contractor or carpenter will deliver.
“Every table saw stand I found was too cumbersome and time consuming to set-up and take down each time of use. Also, a separate outfeed support usually needs to be purchased as well as set up separately, driving up the total cost and inefficiency of the daily set up. I also found that most table saw stands lack the integrity of sound design. I designed KwikStand to meet the structural integrity and time saving elements that I require of all my power tools for maximum productivity.” states Kahle. So he designed KwikStand with a substantial outfeed support extending approximately 20” from the back of the saw to safely support the stock as it is fed through the tool. He also made sure to include large 10” wheels that can easily navigate the rough terrain of a typical job site and can easily negotiate stairs. In addition, he made sure the design was quick & easy to set up and dismantle as it requires no tools or parts to assemble; it simply unfolds in seconds.
KwikStand was so well received by employees, sub-contactors, and other tradesmen in the field, that he decided to file for a patent and in 2003 the US Patent & Trademark Office awarded a patent. Kahle initially began fabricating the tool in small quantities in his shop which includes many metal working tools. He launched a web site as a sales channel direct to the consumer. This formed the basis for a test market. After receiving Editor’s Choice Award by “Tools of the Trade” Magazine in 2003, and customer surveys coming back mostly positive, he decided it was time to be more aggressive with his product and began researching mass production. In August of 2005 his first outsourced shipment of saw stands arrived, and it was none too soon, as his current production couldn’t keep up with demand. “There were several months when I could not sell product as I had none to sell. I was very anxious to receive my inventory as I was concerned the lack of ability to deliver goods was going to be detrimental to my company and its’ reputation” says Kahle. Those concerns have been alleviated as he now has a stocked warehouse full of saw stands and the ability to deliver more as needs dictate.
About the Company and the Owner
WSK, Inc. is a company founded by Scott Kahle for the purpose of designing and marketing quality power tool accessories and other convenient time saving tools for craftsmen, woodworkers and those involved with the building trades. KwikStand is the first of such products, as there are a couple more currently in development. When Kahle first designed KwikStand it was for practicality and filling his own needs as a custom home builder. He has been involved in the building trades his entire life and professionally since 1986 as a partner of K-3 Builders, a small homebuilding firm comprised of himself, his brother and his father and hence the partnership “K-3” Builders. In 1992 they incorporated the business asK-3 Builders of Fine Homes, Inc.
Contact: Scott Kahle
President WSK,Inc. dba KwikStand
1094 Rt 6
Germantown, NY 12526