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  1. How to repair a broken or damaged thread

    In the past, a damaged or broken thread would be a major setback to production and likely mean ...

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  2. Shrink Fit Chucks vs Hydraulic Chucks

    Shrink Fit Chucks vs Hydraulic Chucks

    One of the most common tool holding questions we get asked is which system is better – shrink fit ...

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  3. What is the difference between climb milling and conventional milling?

    What is the difference between climb milling and conventional milling?

    The difference between climb milling and conventional milling centres around the rotation of the ...

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  4. How often should you calibrate your Thread Gauges?

    How often should you calibrate your Thread Gauges?

    When determining how often a thread gauge should be calibrated, the main two questions you should be...

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  5. What are the common issues with swarf when machining sticky or long chipping materials like Aluminium?

    Although Aluminium is usually seen as an easier material to machine (compared to, for instance, ...

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  6. What are the best milling tools for manual machines?

    “What are the best milling tools for my manual machine?”   This is a question I get asked...

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  7. How to eliminate chatter (vibrations) when machining

    In machining, what is chatter? Chatter is known as the vibrations which can occur in a machine or ...

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  8. What are the differences between HSS, Powder Metal & Carbide?

    HSS, Powder Metal & Carbide all contain different properties which make them better suited to ...

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  9. How to select the correct tap for your job

    Tapping is the process of cutting or forming a thread inside a hole which can be done either by hand...

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  10. Speeds & Feeds Made Easy!

    One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to work out speeds and feeds. Now, although ...

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