"All the horsepower she's got, tool could take a lot more!"
Destiny Tool Customer Profile: John Addis
John graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He also attended Wyotech, and received a certification in Automotive Technology and Chassis Fabrication. Along with that he's taken TIG welding classes at Owens Community college, and "perfected that art at home with my own machine."
According to John, "I have been building and modifying things pretty much my entire life. The past five or so years though has been dedicated mainly to Precision Rifles. I love working on guns, and my work shows it, this is more than just a job for me its also a hobby."
Area 419 is a relatively small operation right now running out of a 1500 sq.ft shop. It's just the kind of aggressive entrepreneur that we here at Destiny Tool really admire. Some of our very best customers are small shops. They're the ones who watch their dollars and take a deep dive analysis into cycle times and efficiency. They do their research and they optimize their tools.
Small machine shops make up over 80% of the metalcutting machining industry. They are some of the most innovative people we meet. They think out of the box. They always preface a conversation about speeds & feeds with "I'm just a small shop, I don't want to take up a lot of your time" but they almost always have done their research and are the people with their sleeves rolled up, mopping the floor up from coolant, talking to a customer on the phone and watching our end mills rough out material. We love small shops!
Small Shops are what makes us strong. Small shops are what makes us innovate. If you get a be sure to check out John's website and what he does. Support a small machine shop near you!