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When developing Squatch USA Crushers, one of the first things considered were the materials. Due to the extremely wide range of application areas of the end product, there were several factors to take into consideration...cost, durability, corrosion resistance, FDA approval rating, machinability, aesthetic appeal, availability, weight, and strength. All things considered, 304 Stainless Steel became the go to material for all load bearing components...handle extension, T handle, bearing rods, pins, and bolts. In fact, 304 SS was used for every heavy steel component accept the thumb screw on the consumer version of the product (we will talk about that one...

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Squatch Crushers are CNC machined from solid bars of 6061 Aircraft Aluminum. After leaving the machines, parts are tumbled for 30 minutes in a critical acidic solution and media that both etches the parts and work hardens the outer layer, while leaving all surfaces free of debris and burs. The final step before assembly is anodization. That’s right, every piece is clear anodized just like the parts you see under the hood of your favorite NASCAR, dragster, or super-stock funny car. Anodizing Aluminum helps protect the material from corrosion and oxidation, keeping it looking good for years down the road....

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