Tool Tuning

What could be more important to a gunsmith than his tools? Here’s how to maximize their use and service life.

by Paul Mazan

From the high dollar lathe, milling machine, and bluing set up of a large shop, to the screwdrivers, punches, and bench vise of the hobbyist, tools are at the heart and soul of every gunsmith. Despite this, I find many folks just don’t know how to take care of their tools and why it is so important.

I caught my 40-year-old son sawing back and forth with a file and realized that nobody really teaches us how to use and maintain even seeming-simple tools. Let’s take a look at some of the basic tools of the trade and see if we can find a few things you don’t know but should.

Read more in our June 2015 issue.

Don’t miss a single issue. Subscribe now or renew your subscription.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s