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Lower your overhead

Most small business has reoccurring overhead that gets renewed without much fanfare.  This month our internet service cost nearly doubled.  It turns out that the 2 year introductory offer expired causing the service to revert to the "normal" rate.  A…

steve rich Sterling Bearing North Kansas City, MO

CHASING DOWN NEW THREADS

If you don't have a thread chaser for the right bolt hole size, it's pretty easy to make one. You can modify a bolt of the correct size and thread pitch. Cut the head off &…

Rick Lake Lake's Machine Shop Needmore, PA

PLASTIC PRESSURE TEST PLATES

I started making custom pressure testing plates out of 1” thick HDPE high density polyethylene (same material as kitchen cutting board). This stuff is cheap, machines like butter and can be worked like wood. I cut…

Scott Ouellette Powerplay Machine Wilmington, MA

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