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Engineering, Man -

    Every element of the Squatch USA Crusher has a reason for being a part of this awesome product...some elements serve multiple purposes.The T handle, in this case, is one of those pieces that does more than just give you something to hang on to...or use in a bar fight. The 3/4” hunk of 304 stainless man-handle is designed as a weight to give forward balance to the operator and to feel good throughout the motion of stroke. It allows for upward or downward shift of the hand without repositioning the metacarpals...but, one of the most important roles it...

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Balance, Engineering -

So, let’s talk about BALANCE... When it comes to Life, Mother Nature, or the world of physics, balance is the key. Balance is what keeps the earth spinning, the sun from burning, the ice from melting, the animals feeding, and life moving forward in general. Balance is what keeps lions and grizzlies from taking over the planet, and the lack of it is what killed the dinosaurs. When it comes to balance, it just works...it works on your home finances, in relationships, and in running this great country. Balance keeps us all in check, and so it does with the...

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In an early post talking about 304 Stainless Steel, we discussed toughness, corrosion resistance, and long term wear characteristics. 304 Stainless is considered the top choice for the medical and marine industries, and it is the material of choice for every structural-strength component in the Squatch USA Crusher...except one, the Thumb Screw. The Thumb Screw is the primary link between the operator’s hands and the rest of the crushing unit. This single component is basically the only thing that ALLOWS you to crush a can, split a piece of wood, or cut a baker-stack of steak fries. This tiny 1/4”...

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In developing the design elements for the Squatch USA Crusher, we have pulled from our 32 years of experience working in over 2,000 factories worldwide. There are pieces from the aerospace and performance automotive side of what we do shown in the design, as well as pieces from the medical and firearms industries. The pictures below share a close look at a mix of engineering experience and an ode to the designer’s favorite Browning shotgun...the Belgium made A500 gas model 12 gauge. The handle receiver on the Squatch Crusher joins the beauty and fashion of classic Americana with the fit...

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When developing the original Squatch concept, we considered and tested multiple ways to crush a standard pop can. In the end, we chose the lever concept and here’s why.

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