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Offline mfletch

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welding third hand
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:17:06 AM »
I know we've all seen made and used  a welding hand but done something a little different! I've threaded the end and used mig tips for the contact this way you can grind whatever shape you want on the end eg/ a groove to help holding small round profile or just flat if that's better all you do is unscrew and grind the tip to shape or grind a new mig tip










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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 09:04:40 AM »
Been thinking of making one of these.. are they really that versatile? I weld alot of small parts so usually stick em together with neodymium magnets.
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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 09:13:54 AM »
Yes there very handy and now I can profile the ends to suit the work profile it holds even better

Make one they cost nothing

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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 11:02:56 AM »
Been thinking of making one of these.. are they really that versatile? I weld alot of small parts so usually stick em together with neodymium magnets.

Do you not get 'arc blow' welding near such powerful magnets?

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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 12:30:43 PM »
Has come up before - I hope you aren't really grinding copper (at least not on a standard grinder).  It can lead to wheel explosion.

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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 01:00:36 PM »
Has come up before - I hope you aren't really grinding copper (at least not on a standard grinder).  It can lead to wheel explosion.

I use a belt sander but didn't know about grinding copper thanks for that

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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 02:52:12 PM »
Thanks for posting , one of these is on my to do list ..................along with several dozen other things  :palm: , Good idea having the mig tips to profile must make it more handy  :thumbup:

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Re: welding third hand
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 03:32:00 PM »
well dun