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The "Cadillac" of Ring End Gapping Machines
Grinding rings is one of the most time consuming, least fun aspects of engine building. After using the standard ring files on the market for many years, I felt it necessary to step up to the present century and acquire better tooling for the task. I contacted a reputable race engine builder friend of mine (Butch Stetson, Stetson Racing Engines, Molalla, OR), and asked his opinion of the best power ring file on the market. He said hands down that the Akerly & Childs Ring Machine is the best tool available. Their phone number is (661) 702-1909.
The Ring Machine is designed with a few simple but important goals in mind. To be the most accurate, the quickest, and the easiest system available to cut piston ring end gaps. This machine gives superb, repeatable accuracy while simultaneously cutting your ring gapping time in half.
By Oz Cheek
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