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Published on September 16th, 2013 | by admin

Tools 101 All About Retention Knobs and Other Boring Tools

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Welcome to the age of reshoring. Think of it as the reverse of all those offshore jobs, where manufacturing labor was outsourced to places outside of the United States. Reshoring is on the rise because of factors like high shipping costs, supply chain logistics, poor quality and rising labor costs, all of which began to plague the practice of offshoring.

With this new age upon us, we should take a moment to get to know the kind of work actually being done by these manufacturers. Anything from retention knobs and boring tools can be made right in America now. To keep you up to date, here are four facts about machining that should help you understand what this valuable industry means for you.

1. In terms of function, all machine tools have two. First, these tools constrain the workpiece, and second, they provide guided movement of the parts of the machine. Again, whether you deal with boring tools, retention knobs or any of the different types of tapping tools, it is a twofold deal.

2. These are not your regular hand tools we are talking about here. You cannot find these in the old tool box in the garage. No, machining tools are made up of several parts which all require accurate assembly. Retention knobs keep them together. But only with an error-free assembly can you yield an error-free production.

3. Both gun drilling and cannon boring can trace their roots back to barrel making. No, not large wooden barrels. These processes were first used to make the barrels of firearms and artillery, and today they utilize retention knobs to keep them together as they find use in a wide variety of industries.

4. The use of presetters can help a shop maintain and manage its tools with ease. Any presetting machine loads a tool with its proper presets before it goes to work, and retention knobs keep it together. This can expedite the actual manufacturing process while ensuring that every piece produced is up to specification.

Now you have a grip on machining tools. Grab your retention knobs and connect to the industry that is proudly manufacturing on American soil again. Welcome to the machine age again.


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12 Responses to Tools 101 All About Retention Knobs and Other Boring Tools

  1. Natalie Garrett says:

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