Nut welder.. like the stud welders

  1. Tombodge Member

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    Ive got a product that needs nuts welded onto it. Ive seen handheld stud welders. Where it spot welds a thread stud onto what you need. But i need todo the same thing with nuts. Is there such a tool
     
  2. Ruffian Member

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    Yep pretty much the same tool.
    Used to be able to do it with the spot welder in the body shop.
     
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  4. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to hire one from a local tool hire place for both studs and weldnuts, very easy to set up and use, this is me inside a stainless steel industrial tunnel oven firing on studs for a modification I was doing.
     
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  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Depends on size of nut and thickness of material.

    you’ve got two types of stud welder, Capacitive Discharge and Drawn Arc.
     
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  6. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely possible, the proper nuts have 3 little extra bits on the bottom and a slightly raised lip around the middle.

    Without knowing what you're doing, could a rivnut or hank bush be an option? Ir even flow drilling the part and tapping?
     
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  7. Tombodge Member

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    Its onto 1.2mm thick 3/4 sqwuare box section and 3mm plate. Which type would you recommend. Thanks for the help
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
  8. Tombodge Member

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    Here is where i need to use them. Its 3/4 1.2mm box. 1/2" box goes inside the 3/4.

    The other is a 40x40x40 U channel

    M8 nuts.

    Thanks for the help
     
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  9. Tombodge Member

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    What do search for to find these tools. Thank for the link above. But seems to be a USA company. Would be better to buy from the UK
     
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