Our History

Dan Malouin founded Davis & Wells Inc. in 1990. The original business was to sell parts and service for Davis & Wells' type woodworking machinery - an old line of woodworking machinery, manufactured in the U.S. from 1935 to 1983.

Although Davis & Wells type of machinery was no longer being manufactured in the U.S., it remained a popular brand for industrial woodworking because of its simple design, superior cast-iron construction, durability and precision. There was an opportunity for sale of spare and replacement parts for these machines to the thousands of owners of Davis & Wells throughout the United States.

Our core business has now transitioned to include the buying, selling and refurbishing most American and European brands of used industrial woodworking machinery.