The Neway Advantage

For more than 50 years engine rebuilders of all shapes and sizes, from large production shops to backyard mechanics, have found the value of Neway valve seat cutters. We don’t claim to be all things to all valve seats, but our cutters do offer unique advantages over other systems.

For starters, and most importantly, Neway cutters are accurate. You don’t have to take our word for it, all you have to do is cut a seat and measure it for runout. Dial indicators don’t take sides, so we’re confident you’ll like what you see. Our cutters are used by top race engine builders all over the world, and these guys tend to be pretty fussy about their work.

Neway seat cutters are simple to use. Unlike stones or three-angle systems, you can see and feel what you’re machining. And our cutters make it easy for you to do the job with the least amount of stock removal.

Neway cutters are clean. Grinding seats with stones is a messy process, there’s no getting around that. The quality of any ground surface is only as good as the dress on the stone that was used to grind that surface. So if you’re very conscientious about keeping the stone nicely dressed you will have beautifully ground seats and a very dusty bench.

If you’re looking at Neway versus a 3-angle system here’s a few things to keep in mind. Obviously seat and guide machines have capabilities that our cutters do not, there’s no apples to apples comparison here. Seat and guide machines are critical in any shop running production, or even shops where the work involves running a good number of the same cylinder head. Once you get set up on the first head, you can fly through the rest. But if your work consists of a lot of different cylinder heads the productivity of your seat and guide machine can be lost in set-up time.

Our system has virtually no set-up time. Put the pilot in the valve guide, put the cutter over the pilot and now we’re machining the seat, in about the same amount of time it took you to read this sentence.

Yes, you will have to make three cuts for each seat, but that doesn’t translate to being slower (zero set-up time, remember)? Cutting the seat in three steps is actually one of the reasons our cutters are so accurate. All of the cutting force is applied to one surface at a time, and with multiple blades, so the tool stays on the pilot’s centerline.

Okay. Since you read the entire pitch, I’ll throw this in. If you are not completely satisfied with our tools, send them back for a full refund. Actually this has been our policy for decades. It just seemed like the right time to remind you.