Archive for November 11, 2014


Five Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

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Buying used cars instead of new vehicles is commonly known to be a financially smart choice. However, with several million affordable used cars for sale in the United States at any given time, it can sometimes be difficult to tell a great opportunity from one best left in the lot. Fortunately, by asking your dealer and yourself the right questions, you will be able to find the best used cars for you. Read on to learn about the things you should consider before you buy a used vehicle.

Your Budget
Before you even head to a used car dealership, you need to figure out how much you can spend on the car itself, on gas, on car insurance payments and more. Experts recommend that drivers spend no more than 15 to 20% of their monthly budget on car-related expenses. Once you have fi


Your Top 3 Questions About Machine Tools, Answered

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If you’re learning about nearly any modern manufacturing or repair business, you’ll probably come across the term “machine tools.” What does this term actually mean? Read on to learn the answers to the top three questions people ask about machine tools:

  1. What Are Machine Tools?

    Machine tools are heavy, non-portable industrial machines used to work on or make parts for other machines. They typically have several moving parts but a base that stays in place, and they’re used to cut and shape materials such as wood or metal. Typically, the material (called the workpiece) stays in place or is automatically shifted as the industrial machine parts perform the desired actions by moving on one or more axes.

  2. When Were Machine Tools Invented?