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BLOW THROUGH VACUUM

If you end up chasing threads or tapping on a machine and don’t want to make a mess blowing them out, here’s a quick tip. Drill a hole in your vacuum cleaner nozzle and feed your blow…

Ron Flood Cedar Machine North Branch, MN

EXTRACTING SHARP EDGES

I like to chamfer the sharp edges on lifter bores after shotblasting blocks. I use a spiral flute extractor and just rotate it clockwise a few times with my fingers to remove any peened over edges. I…

Dave Matton  D and D Auto Machine  Bloomington, MN

POLISHING THE BIG END

Starting to see more and more cracked (powdered metal) connecting rods these days. After checking to make sure the size is correct, I use a plateau brush with a few drops of oil to clean up…

Joshua Pridgen Parks Engine Service, Inc. Seguin, TX

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