About Van Norman Boring Bar
For the better part of a century, Van Norman was a top name in heavy machinery. Although the company had a great reputation for making grinding and milling tools, it stood out as an innovator with the unique Van Norman boring bar. This tool lets mechanics bore out engine cylinders without removing the engine from the car, which saves a lot of time and effort. As the saying goes, time is money, so getting the job done faster presents a huge advantage. Van Norman folded in the 1980s, and its competitor, Kwik-Way, bought its auto tools division, but the Van Norman name lives on. Tools, such as its boring bar, enjoyed such a strong standing that Kwik-Way decided to keep the name, selling Van Norman products alongside its own. Professional mechanics frequently use these tools in their shops, and they are important additions to any professional garage. If you are a budding home mechanic, you can save a lot of money by using a boring bar to make your own engine adjustments. You can save even more by taking advantage the many great deals on new and used Van Norman boring bars, shafts, bits, and kits that sellers offer on eBay.