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Precision work can only be done by a competent operator with the proper tools. CC Specialty Tools are the very best tools available at any price. Many of the top riders, tuners, and technicians everywhere use CC Specialty Tools to set records and to beat competition. The most successful people we know are the most patient who will not overlook the smallest detail to achieve perfection. Practice quality in your work first, then speed will come as you become familiar with tools and working conditions. CC Specialty Tools are a completely new idea and operate very quietly and smoothly, (not like the big noisy tools we have been using in the past.) The guy who makes the most noise and the most chips fly does not always go the fastest at the race track. He usually spends more time trying to correct the cuts he has made and less time really porting and polishing. Most aluminum will cut better at slower speeds (in the small areas in which we have to work). One thing that happens when you run too fast, is that as heat builds up, metal starts to harden in spots. This makes it cut uneven, leaving hard and soft spots. Immediately after this, aluminum starts to melt into your cutters. Generally speaking, slow down and make precise, definite cuts (you have plenty of power to run slow). Learn to use the speed control to your advantage. Use it somewhat as you would the throttle on a motorcycle or a vehicle; slow down in corners or tight places. Many metals cut better at different speeds, so find the speed that works best. They will even vary from cylinder head to cylinder head. You can also eliminate most of the aluminum build-up in tools by running slower (below the melting point). Dip the cutting tip in porting wax. Waxes will not dissipate as quickly as oils, etc. Liquids also have a tendency to work up tools into the hand piece. Should you have build-up, keep a soft piece of iron to run the cutting tip across slowly to remove build-up. Dip in wax before continuing.

Porting and polishing " How To " for cylinders, cylinder heads, and intakes

( See comment section for advice on aluminum and plastic composite intake manifold porting )

Intake cutting / porting

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 22:39.

What do you recommend for cutting on larger aluminum intakes, bearing in mind that some parts of the intakes are also plastic and composite materials?

Intake porting

Submitted by ccadmin on Mon, 11/15/2010 - 01:28.

For porting intakes we recommend a kit set up such as the #20 Kit www.ccspecialtytool.com/porting-and-polishing-20-cc-kit as a starter. This kit has everything needed to start porting aluminum intakes. Remember you will have full power at any RPM with our drive motor, so you can run the cutting bit slow, make precise cuts, and not risk melting or distorting the aluminum or plastic. This is not possible with high RPM grinders and pneumatic tools.

For porting larger intake manifolds, with longer runners, you may get better use out of a 2MC kit setup such as www.ccspecialtytool.com/cylinder-head-porting-kit-d2mc . The 2MC has larger bearings and spacing to allow for close tolerances.

CC Specialty carries a wide variety of carbide cutters / burrs. Our Alumin-Hogswww.ccspecialtytool.com/alumni-hog-carbide-cutters-14inch can remove a large amount of aluminum or plastic composite with ease. We also have a selection of diamond or spiral cut burrs www.ccspecialtytool.com/carbide-cutters-14 in lengths from 2" to 6".

For a full list of cutters / burrs see www.ccspecialtytool.com/catalog/carbide-cutters .