Category: TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

TOOLS & TECH – Cool Tools – Multiroll

Creativity is a funny thing in most respects, but none more so than when it comes to custom fabrication. It seems like it is easy to get stumped trying to find new ways of making familiar projects look unique; however, you throw a new tool in the mix and suddenly the ideas seem to just […]

July 7, 2020 More
TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

Back in our January installment of Cool Tools right here in RPM, we showed you the super versatile new Klutch Tools mill/lathe combo. The best part of having this new capability in our shop is that now we can turn and machine small parts from billet aluminum and plastic in our own shop. However, we […]

June 23, 2020 More
TOOLS/TECH – Work Smarter- Fab Better with Miller

TOOLS/TECH – Work Smarter- Fab Better with Miller

Chances are, if you are into high performance street machines or doorslammer drag cars, you fall into one of two categories: you  either can fabricate parts yourself or you wish you could. Unfortunately, around the RPM Hardcore Horsepower Garage, our fab skills aren’t yet where we’d like them to be. As a result, we decided […]

June 5, 2020 More
TOOLS – RPM Cool Tools – Rockin’ & (Slip) Rollin’

TOOLS – RPM Cool Tools – Rockin’ & (Slip) Rollin’

There’s a maddening thing about tools: the more you have, the more you want. Whether you are a newbie just beginning to outfit your shop with the essentials or an established fab shop with all the latest and greatest the tooling world has to offer, it seems as though no matter what you have, there […]

June 3, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

Metal fabrication is an acquired skill that takes patience and repetition in order to approach some level of competence. It also requires tools. In the past several months, we’ve brought you a series of Cool Tools features on metalworking tools we have added to our arsenal, including a box and pan brake, a slip roll, […]

May 21, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

For most every RPM reader, the goal is to have the fastest and nastiest car (or truck) you can afford. And for the vast majority of those individuals, the only thing more satisfying than that is to actually do it yourself. A big step in that direction is to equip your shop with the fabrication […]

May 20, 2020 More
COOL TOOLS – Meta Fab Dimple Dies

COOL TOOLS – Meta Fab Dimple Dies

Fabrication tasks depend on two things: craftsmanship and quality tools. And just as we discussed last month in our Cool Tools spot, usually the more cool fabrication tools you have, the more you find that you absolutely HAVE to have. Such is the case this month. Way back in our July 2016 issue, we featured […]

April 30, 2020 More
COOL TOOLS – Making AN Braided Hoses with Koul Tools

COOL TOOLS – Making AN Braided Hoses with Koul Tools

If you have ever tried to assemble Army/Navy (AN) braided  hoses, then you have most certainly experienced the dreaded braid spread.” No matter how carefully you try to tape and cut the hose, as soon as you attempt to thread the fitting in place,  the braid frays, exits the inner surface of the fitting, and […]

April 29, 2020 More
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