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Old 09-29-2015, 11:26 AM
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I was looking at buying some titanium dollies from snap on. Has anyone used one of these?
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:32 PM
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I was looking at buying some titanium dollies from snap on. Has anyone used one of these?
I have used Ti machined to be a dolly. I have not used Snap- Ti dollies.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:57 PM
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Hi Kent

So what is your experience with the TI dollies or comparison to regular dollies?

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:11 PM
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I have tungsten bucking bars and they are awesome. I wish I had them years ago. I have not seen ti dollies.

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Wouldn't they be awful light? I'd think the lower mass would transmit more of the hammer force to your already aching hands?????
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:04 PM
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I have used Ti machined to be a dolly. I have not used Snap- Ti dollies.
Were they "bouncy" when struck on? I got to pick one up and play with it, but couldn't full on strike it. It was very light. I thought it might be useful if I had to do weird or extended arm position work, but if they make the material being worked react in a non traditional manner it might not be worth the snap on prices. The one I was playing with was actually a bluepoint just in case someone was trying to find what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:06 PM
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Wouldn't they be awful light? I'd think the lower mass would transmit more of the hammer force to your already aching hands?????
exactly!??
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:11 PM
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This is just a guess but I think that a light weight dolly might be useful for the very final stages of hammer/dolly work. A direct on dolly strike might react a bit like off dolly work because the hammer strike would push the light weight dolly along with the sheet metal instead of thinning the sheet metal as happens when using a heavy steel dolly. It's a little counter intuitive, similar to using a magnesium planishing hammer. Seems a person could make light weight dollys from 7075 T6 aluminum for much less money than ti.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:08 AM
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I have dollys I made out of plastic to knock out dents on some painted fenders. They worked ok with plastic hammers. The hammer needs to be a little lighter than the dolly. I have a plastic dolly I screwed a 1/2 inch steel plate to the back of that works good with steel hammers.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:28 AM
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If you reflect on the process, aren't we basically talking about technique vs. forming "speed"?
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