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Guess This Tool #4 Revealed: The Lathe Boring Bar
If recognized this as an important bit of metal lathe tooling, you're a winner
Tool School: Let the Sparks Fly
Here's how to master the angle grinder, a screaming tool that, for better or worse, can wreak havoc on metal
Electromagnetic Pulse Cuts Through Steel In 200 Milliseconds
Cutting through solid steel with flaming bacon certainly has its appeal, but for large-scale industrial processes, the Fraunhofer institute thinks...
Guess This Part Revealed: The Tank Bung
Fun with pressure vessels
Guess This Part, Win a Tool
Since we inaugurated Guess This Tool, you’ve all proven way too hard to stump, so for this week’s contest, we’re...
Video: Make a Metal Bowl with a Tree Stump and a Mallet
An old-school metal shaper makes it look easy
Mesmerizing Tube Bender Looks Like It’s Pooping Steel
Nissin Precision's automated tubing bender is like an articulated pasta maker ... for steel.
Old-Timer Trick: Cutting Holes with a Torch
From my local scrapyard guru, a handy way to cut accurate holes with an oxy-acetylene torch
Best Tool for the Job: Cutting Rebar
The best tools for trimming one of the most versatile and affordable materials you can get
With heat and common chemicals, the author turned ore into metal