There is an old saying that goes "A bad workman blames his tools" but that was coined years ago when a blacksmith basically had a hammer and an anvil, which was hard to get wrong. Some modern tools are quite sophisticated and can indeed make the difference between a good and bad job. The p..
Cutting a section out of a bodyshell for replacement, removing cut sections from scrapped vehicles for use on your resto or for cutting steel to the shape you want the easy way, a Plasma cutter is almost unsurpassable for speed and neatness. We're all familiar with the 3 states of matter : Solid..
TIG welding takes some time to grasp and practice cetainly improves the breed, but if you want beautiful welds on items that will be exposed, particularly aluminium and stainless steel, TIG is the way to go. The arc is struck electronically, similar to a MIG weld, but the filler metal is introduced ..
We don't sell a fixed lens helmet as modern variable tint ones are now affordable and vastly superior. You can set up your welding pieces and strike the weld whereupon the lens dims in a fraction of a second to protect your eyes and so you can see the weld puddle.
This is our 'budget'..
Large aperture window high quality helmet for long life and your protection.
We also sell replacement lens as these are consumable. They get pitted over time by weld splatter and scratched when you wipe the lens with your welding glove. TIP: If you buy a helmet from anywhere, make sure you can ge..
Pair of magnetic jigs, hold steel in place during welding. Use for holding sheet at 90 degrees. Also great for holding two square tubes at 90 degree corner when welding (Locost anyone?). Steel sided so magnet protected if dropped. Tough and cheap and useful. 75mm short sides.
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Trying to fill small holes can be frustrating but one of these makes it easier. Just hold against the back of the hole you are welding and the MIG will fill the aperture instead of firing yards of wire through the hole! The we..