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The end of 2019 is fast-approaching, and it’s time to consider the tax implications for capital equipment purchases.

Highlights to Section 179 tax deductions for business:

$1,000,000 Write-off Available in 2019

  • This applies to new and used equipment, as well as some software manufactured by Hypertherm.
  • Equipment must enter service during 2019.

$2,500,000 limit on equipment purchases

  • Your deduction will be reduced if you exceed this amount.

100% Bonus Depreciation

  • Applied after the spending cap is reached.
  • Available for used and new equipment

How it Works

In the past, if your company bought equipment, the value would be depreciated over several years.

With Section 179, your business can realize full-value depreciation in the current tax year, which can have a huge impact on how companies budget for capital purchases.

So, most businesses will be able to deduct up to $1,000,000 in 2019, as long as they do not spend over $2,500,000 on equipment leases or purchases.

Financing and leases qualify for the same incentives as new or used equipment purchases with a $1 buyout.

Bottom Line

Most customers can write off the entire purchase of an AKS plasma cutting system or waterjet cutting table.



Celebrating 10 Years as the Original 5-axis Plasma Beveling System.

We introduced the AKS robo-kut 10 years ago, and it’s still the industry standard and best plasma beveling system available.

The AKS robo-kut produces clean, accurate weld prep bevels including Top and Bottom +/-45° Bevels, Top-Y and Bottom-Y, K and X Bevels with unlimited winding and rotation.

When combined with the Hypertherm XPR300 and SureCut Technology, robo-kut can achieve a 1/2:1 bolt hole to plate thickness ratio.

Learn more about the AKS robo-kut plasma beveling system and XPR300 integration with SureCut™ Technology.

Next Stop: FABTECH 2019

November 11-14 in Chicago

Visit AKS at Booth A4936, where we will be exhibiting three plasma cutting systems and one waterjet cutter.

For more information about attending the show with AKS, please contact your AKS Sales Representative.

FABTECH 2019 Show Information


AKS Cutting Systems will be at EASTEC 2019, May 14-16. This year’s show is in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Find us at Booth 1846 where we will be exhibiting our X2 Waterjet cutting system powered by KMT Waterjet.

Contact your local sales representative or dealer if you are interested in attending the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.



  • Demmler Machinery: 2018 AKS Dealer of the Year
  • Hart Machine Tool: 2018 AKS Outstanding Performance
  • Fahey Machinery: 2018 AKS Outstanding Performance
  • Excel Motion Services: 2018 AKS Most Improved Dealer


  • Walt DeBiasi: Regional Sales Manager, Central, Southeast
  • Stan Pollack: Regional Sales Manager, Mid Atlantic
  • Duane Allen: Regional Sales Manager, Midwest

Thanks to all of our dealers and all of the AKS sales team for making it a great year!

Radius HDD, Weatherford, TX, Owner & President, Riff Wright, founded the company over 15 years ago as a specialty tool design supplier to the rock & earth drilling industry.

Today, Radius HDD offers a multitude of tools and drilling products for the HDD industry (Horizontal Directional Drilling) from:

  • Standard products like bits, blades, housings & swivels, cutters and rock drilling bits, reamers and hole openers
  • New design creative products designed from scratch to meet specific customer needs
  • Repair of existing drilling tools like pilot tools, hole openers and reamers, including evaluation & inspection and replacing failed or damaged cones, rebuilding worn areas, hard-facing application, replacing cutting teeth, and thread repair.


AKS Cutting Systems just attended both FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta, and PRI 2018 in Indianapolis.

Thanks to our awesome sales team, engineering, and service staff for making both shows such a success.

And special thanks to KMT Waterjet for sharing your booth with our X2 Waterjet Cutting System, we appreciate the support!

KMT Waterjet is offering two great promotions. Both offers must in-process by year-end 2018.

PRO 60hp 90000psi Pump Rebate Offer

  • $7,500 Rebate on KMT Pro 3 Pumps
  • Rebate includes 6 FREE preventive maintainance visits
  • Expires December 31st, 2018

FABTECH Show Free Redundant Topworks Offer

  • KMT will upgrade the intensifier to include a second redundant topworks for free
  • The retail value of the topworks and upgrade kit is $20,000 for 60,000 psi intensifier pumps, and $35,000 for 90,000 psi intensifier pumps
  • Based on quotes and leads generated at FABTECH
  • Qualified buyers use 100% KMT Intensifiers; use 100% KMT Genuine Parts & Service; current Aftermarket Agreement with KMT.

Contact you Regional Sales Manager for more information!

Visit AKS at FABTECH • PRI 2018

AKS demo machines in action at both shows – stop by and check ’em out.


Booth B6007 • November 6-8 • Atlanta, Georgia
Stop by and check out the 3 machines we’ll be exhibiting:


PRI 2018

Booth 5659 • December 6-8 • Indianapolis, Indiana
KMT Waterjet Systems is demonstrating an AKS waterjet cutting system at the Performance Racing International show:


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