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Metal Sanding & Grinding: What Machine Do You Need?

Submitted by mattk on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:40
Whether it be excess material, a deformity in the metal, or a sharp edge that needs removed, using sanders and grinders is daily task for most metalworkers. In many cases, with new projects or products, you may not know what tool or machine is best for your application. When working with abrasives and metal, both effectiveness and safety are high priorities. The goal, whenever using abrasives, is to remove material from the work piece. Depending on the size of your work piece, amount of material needing removed, and desired speed of operation, different machines may fit better for your shop.

Industry News: Positive Outlooks In the Face of COVID-19

Submitted by mattk on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:26
It is safe to say the COVID-19 virus has impacted the lives of every individual, both in the US and globally—and continues to affect the lives of people everywhere, in both their personal and professional lives. In what seems like an endless period of furloughs, suspended production, and closed doors, industries are beginning to surge back to life.

Jointing & Planing: 101

Submitted by mattk on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:16
Precision is arguably the most important aspect of woodworking—a great work of craftsmanship can be ruined by only a couple millimeters. Luckily for us, there are tools specifically made to accurately size, shape, and level workpieces and eliminate deformities. Two such tools are jointers and planers.

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