Guides

This category talks about different methods and tips regarding woodturning projects as well as metal. Generally, the “how-to” type contents.

Manual Milling vs. CNC Milling

Manual Milling vs. CNC Milling – Differences Explained!

Many industries turn to milling machines to fulfill their needs, and mills remain a vital tool in the manufacturing process and a normal sight on the shop floor. However, innovations in machining have helped make manufacturing more efficient: the CNC mill. So how are CNC machines different from manual machines? I’ll be pitting CNC machining …

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HSS vs. Carbide Cutting Tools

HSS vs. Carbide Cutting Tools: What’s the Difference?

Which traditional drilling tools—carbide or HSS—are superior? And how are these tools differ from each other? The superiority of HSS and carbide-cutting tools is still up for dispute among professionals. The answer can be quite controversial, depending on whom you speak. There is no quick solution because several variables are at play, including tool size, …

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Milling Machine

Horizontal vs. Vertical Milling Machine – Which One Should You Use?

A milling machine is a must-have tool for fabrication shops. The main concern of most machine shop operators who plan on buying a milling machine is: should you get a horizontal or a vertical milling machine? With either machine, you can do various milling operations to achieve the desired finish. In this article, I’ll discuss …

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