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Old 08-03-2020, 05:03 PM
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Big day at the shop today.....my (our) first introduction to working with a power hammer! It arrived today (earlier than expected) we unpacked it and now the electrician is wiring up the outlet for where we needed. Hopefully in a half hour or so I can start testing it out on some scraps (or making scrap!ha)

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Old 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM
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Congrats Dane. From what I see of your work, you deserve the help.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:29 PM
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I just spent the last few days reading all of this topic. Really great work and talent. Thanks for taking the time to show the results of your work. One question I have is: what type of cutter did you use to open up the spot welds? It looks like maybe a Blair type. I really have a problem avoiding cutting through both layers of metal. Maybe its my age and poor eyesight.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:59 PM
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Impressive design and work,!
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:03 PM
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Thank you guys for the compliments, really appreciate it!

Phil,

You are correct in the Blair style spot weld cutter bits. I use the reversible (double ended) ones. Also have what I refer to as a Spitznagel style, air drill with a flat ended carbide drill bit. This you have to have access to the backside. However, 95% of the time I’ll just use the Blair bits. The main thing is to center it in the spot weld and go through slow (you typically should see a “puff” of rust / dust pop up the instant you go through the first layer.
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:40 AM
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Thank you guys for the compliments, really appreciate it!

Phil,

You are correct in the Blair style spot weld cutter bits. I use the reversible (double ended) ones. Also have what I refer to as a Spitznagel style, air drill with a flat ended carbide drill bit. This you have to have access to the backside. However, 95% of the time I’ll just use the Blair bits. The main thing is to center it in the spot weld and go through slow (you typically should see a “puff” of rust / dust pop up the instant you go through the first layer.

It's a bit of an art to cutting spot welds juuust right.
Makes the diff, tho.
Blair makes good cutters.

A dab of Westlube in the cut does not hurt ...
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