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      In our first video tool review, we look at the Qwikline Thread Chaser.  This tool was designed to slip over the end of a damaged bolt, stud, or axle, and reverse off to clean the threads.   We Show a sample of what the tool is capable of doing with a heavily damaged axle threads.   a normal die was unable to thread onto the damaged axle, and couldnt clean the threads.   The Qwikline tool can be used with an impact as well making very quick work of the heavily damaged axle.  We found that the...

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Imargin margin calculator (Available in the App Store) This is a margin calculator that I use to determine margin as percentage and a dollar amount. What’s cool about Imargin is that it calculates from any two inputs. For example: Tell Imargin a $ amount you want to make, and the % and it spits out the cost and sale price. Or if you know the cost and you need to make 10% to survive, Imargin spits out the sale price and profit in dollars. I use this multiple times per week.

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Milas Tools  This is a unit conversion app that I use DAILY! Seriously, I use this app when I’m designing parts, tuning cars, etc. It will convert inches to millimeters, quarts to gallons, etc. So put down your calculator and get the app. It’s a no brainer.

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In This Video, Ben Strader from EFI University shows a unique way of measuring clamping force of a fastener.  

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Every mechanic and engine builder knows how essential it is for engine components to be free of any contaminates. Traditionally, shops have used labor intensive and/or crude methods to get parts as clean as possible.   Every machine shop will wash your parts in a hot VAT cleaner. It spins your parts around and sprays them with a hot and caustic solution to remove contaminates. This machine does a pretty good job but it has many downfalls. Parts cannot be left unattended because the solution can actually eat away at the material. And the solution rarely gets down into all...

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