I'm so sorry... New to welding and need help.

  1. Seadog

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    Zintec
     
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  2. tom2207 Member

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    ACF 50 and some grommets ...
     
  3. a111r Member

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    That's some result!
    What's the score with the 'someone'? Does't sound like a viable business's price, this Century?
     
  4. Shedendman

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    Sssssshhhhhh the someone might be watching and up the price:whistle:
     
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  5. eddie49 Member

    For cutting and sanding small areas on thin metal, I would suggest the following tools:
    - a Lidl / Parkside Cordless 12v Angle Grinder. This is a clone of the Bosch GWS12V-76, at a fraction of the cost ( £19.99 ). It uses thin 3" cutting discs, there is less risk of over-cutting, it is tiny, light, and cordless, you hold the body of the tool at 90 degrees to the cutting line. They have recently have been on sale, there are still some units and 2AH batteries and chargers in my local Lidl.
    On eBay, some s/h and some resellers offer them:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Parkside...ANGLE-GRINDER-BARE-UNIT-LOOK-L-K/153954510656
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Park...tery-Charger-Extra-Cutting-Discs/164228753586

    Additionally,
    - a Monodex-type nibbler
    - a Dremel clone, with 100pcs 32mm resin fibre cutting discs.

    Make or buy a Roloc adapter to the Parkside angle grinder:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adapter-...inder-PWSA-roll-lock-12-Li-B1-sa/223594115126
    and then you open up the whole 3M Roloc 2" or 3" sanding and stripping system:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/61pc-2-5...Sanding-Roloc-Disc-Sandpaper-Kit/202735656072
    Much more versatile and controllable than an 80 grip flap disc on an angry grinder.

    ( Or get an air compressor and a right-angle die grinder. )

    BTW, you will also need a spot weld drill bit.
     
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  6. Ransoman New Member

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    I found this video quite helpful showing the thin metal technique on Japanese steel (.6mm)

     
  7. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Excellent video...that's exactly how you do it.

    The only thing I do differently is the "cutting in" of the repair panel. Instead of faffing around with the trimming I try to tack in the repair and trim as I do the welding with a slit disc. Doing the trimming as you go means you always get the same gap....but it isn't always possible...works well on floor repairs though.
     
  8. Shedendman

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    Yer thats not a bad vid,now do the same with limited access,or vertically,or overhead,different ball game all together;)
     
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