How to Fix Chatter or a Really Poor Finish on the Valve

April 10th, 2019
The following will resolve a valve finish issue and is also a good part of the process of setting up a new Kwik-Way SVS II Deluxe Valve Refacer.  Chatter or a Poor Finish on an engine valve after grinding is almost always the result of vibration… more »

Kwik-Way History

February 22nd, 2017
Kwik-Way Industries, Inc., began as the Cedar Rapids Engineering Company in 1920, providing a product sorely needed by the fledg­ling automobile and truck indus­try—a reliable, standardized way to reface engine valves. more »

Safety and Dressing Guide for Seat Grinder Wheels

January 9th, 2013
SAFETY GUIDE FOR SEAT GRINDER WHEELS The most common cause of wheel breakage is due to improper mounting and abusive and/or careless  operation.  Only  through  proper  use,  regular  machine  maintenance,  service  and inspection procedures can whee… more »

ROTOR RUNOUT

September 12th, 2013
When a brake rotor deviates from its axial plane viewed from the front edge of the rotor, this refers to a "wobble" of the rotor as it rotates. This off-center deviation is called warp, axial runout or lateral runout, all referring to the same problem t… more »

Checking Valve Refacer Chuck Runout

February 7th, 2012
Valve Grinder Chuck Inspection Chuck accuracy is critical to producing a quality valve job. Most O.E.M.'s require a valve face run-out to be below .0015. To accomplish this, the chuck in a valve grinder must not only run-out below .0015, but mus… more »