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by RewT
22 May 2017, 13:50
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: 36 In. Sheet Metal Brake.
Replies: 0
Views: 492

36 In. Sheet Metal Brake.

Another great tool of the trade. I bought this to make truck bed floor patch panels. This is a great bender and worth the small investment. I wish it was a finger brake, but that would probably triple the price! I did install casters mounted to 2x4's to make it mobile and easy to move around the sho...
by RewT
16 May 2017, 19:04
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: My new welding cart.
Replies: 3
Views: 2480

Re: My new welding cart.

video. Like, share and subscribe..

https://youtu.be/OUw--1Mo-Ww
by RewT
16 May 2017, 19:02
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Work cart.
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Work cart.

Video. like, share and subscribe!

https://youtu.be/Rco41JfPR0E
by RewT
16 May 2017, 19:00
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Fab table modified and add ons.
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Fab table modified and add ons.

Video link. Please like, subscribe and share.

https://youtu.be/Ecikv2XlYfU
by RewT
16 May 2017, 18:59
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Metal brake for shop press.
Replies: 1
Views: 3375

Re: Metal brake for shop press.

Link to a video, Like, subscribe and share please!

https://youtu.be/uq1EtY6IwVI
by RewT
16 May 2017, 18:52
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Bead roller and mods.
Replies: 2
Views: 7239

Re: Bead roller and mods.

Trying something new.

https://youtu.be/aUUA052uRPc
by RewT
06 May 2017, 20:24
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Bench top Throatless Shear.
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Bench top Throatless Shear.

I bought this tool from Harbor Freight, lots of other company's sell the same exact tool for lots more. This thing is great, makes quick work of most sheet metal cutting jobs. Here is what the Manufacture says about it.. This handy throatless shear is the perfect tool for achieving straight, curved ...
by RewT
16 Apr 2017, 20:43
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Fab table modified and add ons.
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Fab table modified and add ons.

I bought this fab table close to 5 years ago at a garage sale. The previous owner used it to make knifes. It came with the anvil, hold down and smaller vise. I removed all those items over time, but still use them in the shop! I also installed some heavy duty steel caster wheels to make the table po...
by RewT
10 Apr 2017, 07:19
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Work cart.
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Work cart.

This is my favorite portable work cart I have ever owned. I have had better quality truck bought boxes and still have my Matco 4 drawer rat fink cart, but I just love my little harbor freight 1 drawer my wife bought me over 12 years ago. Here is a list of mods and add on's I have done. Added a power...
by RewT
24 Mar 2017, 06:48
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Porter Cable Restorer
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Porter Cable Restorer

I will start by saying I love this tool!!!! It works awesome. I purchased this the day it came out at Lowes. The machine strips paint and filler with little effort also can clean up rust on metal for welding! The stripping disc works perfect and last for quite awhile. There are also sanding drums, M...
by RewT
12 Mar 2017, 18:14
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Swag offroad Work bench clutter catcher.
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Swag offroad Work bench clutter catcher.

I bought this because like most fabricators, I was getting tired of a cluttered work table with no room to work. This is fairly cheap and super heavy duty!! Well worth the money. Here is what it says about it on there website. Work Bench Clutter Catcher Constant clutter and a disorganized work bench...
by RewT
17 Feb 2017, 18:12
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: My new welding cart.
Replies: 3
Views: 2480

Re: My new welding cart.

Had to do some small changes. I decided to mount the bottles on the end of the cart to make it so the cart isn't so wide and can fit around in the shop better.
by RewT
20 Jan 2017, 09:58
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: stationary grinders and sanders
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

stationary grinders and sanders

Talking about stationary grinders and sanders, I have atleast 5 or more hand held grinders with different disc and cups on them and a bunch of hand sanders. I will discuss those tools in another tread. Sanders and grinders are perfect for fine shaping and finish fit up. I have a few different kinds ...
by RewT
11 Jan 2017, 14:42
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: English wheel & Planishing hammer.
Replies: 1
Views: 5422

Re: English wheel & Planishing hammer.

I did recently take the English wheel apart and painted the brackets and the frame itself. I am going to be upgrading the wheel to the Bench top English wheel from the Eastwood company after the first of the year. Been using one at a friends shop and with the larger dies, works a lot faster and easi...
by RewT
11 Jan 2017, 14:26
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Upgraded portable band saw. I also made another stand!
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Upgraded portable band saw. I also made another stand!

I have had the older Harbor Freight orange colored porta band saw for over 10 years and it has been a excellent saw and I am really happy with it, But the blade guides are worn out and the blade is eating away at the machine and I am worried its going to give out. I picked up the newer version this ...
by RewT
19 Dec 2016, 15:08
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Excel 3 in 1 tig, stick and plasma cutter.
Replies: 0
Views: 7723

Excel 3 in 1 tig, stick and plasma cutter.

The Excel 3 in 1 tig, stick and plasma cutter is another must have for the shop. I purchased this from Ebay over 4 years ago for right around $500 shipped with extra consumables. I use the plasma cutter more than anything else, but I have used all the features and they all work great. Tig welding: T...
by RewT
14 Dec 2016, 19:57
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Bead roller and mods.
Replies: 2
Views: 7239

Re: Bead roller and mods.

I don't have any before pictures of my bead roller, but this is what you get when you purchase it. Keep checking back for more pictures of the mods I will keep doing to this awesome tool.
by RewT
14 Dec 2016, 19:47
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Bead roller and mods.
Replies: 2
Views: 7239

Bead roller and mods.

This bead roller started out as the Harbor freight 149 special. I have had this machine for over 10 years. straight out of the box, this bead roller is a great tool. But like most tools, they can always be modified to make better. It does come with 3 different size bead roller, 3 different flange si...
by RewT
07 Dec 2016, 13:41
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: English wheel & Planishing hammer.
Replies: 1
Views: 5422

English wheel & Planishing hammer.

The English wheel is a great tool that comes in handy when working with sheet metal. This unit is from Grizzly and comes with the frame and all the dies for around $150 shipped. The dies are smaller, but if you are just getting into wheeling and want to learn, this is a great machine. The planishing...
by RewT
23 Nov 2016, 21:25
Forum: Tool talk
Topic: Shrinker/Stretcher.
Replies: 0
Views: 6369

Shrinker/Stretcher.

Shrinker/Stretcher Metal-Shaping Combo reproduces wheel wells, dog legs, trunk corners...almost any metal fabrication requiring a combination curve and angle. Use the shrinker to contract metal for inside curves; use the stretcher to expand metal for outside curves. The hand-operated metal shrinker ...