Torque wrenches need to be accurate. Period. When a wrench tightens a bolt the rotational force -the torque – causes the bolt to stretch as the threads seat tightly against one another. The trick of the torque wrench is to put enough force on Continue reading
Proto is known around the world as a juggernaut manufacturer of professional quality hand tools and accessories. Within the last 100 years Proto has evolved a great deal as a business but has kept its original vision of excellence. It Continue reading
In the World of cutting tools, there is no more primitive example of tools still in wide use today than the lowly hand file. Relied upon since the stone age, the first recording coming from the time of King Saul, Continue reading
Hand Taps and Proper Threading Techniques Whether you’re repairing a damaged thread or threading virgin material, there are a number of factors to consider and procedures to follow to produce the best job, with the least amount of wear and Continue reading
Tools are an investment, to be sure, but so is the tooling that you need to operate it. Probably the most common type of tooling there is is the lowly twist drill used by just about very type of trade Continue reading
It never fails! Just when you think you’ve got the whole disassembly thing under control you either twist off a nut, break or round off a screw, or strip out the threads entirely. This can often be a frustrating time-waster Continue reading
Ever been out in the field working on some broken down piece of…machinery when your trusty screwdriver slips and strips out a screw? Now, if you’re like me, you left your easy-outs in your tool box back at the shop Continue reading
This Magnum lock gets pried, hit, and even bolt-cut, but doesn’t give. If you’re having trouble viewing this video, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZQAbJlXwZY .