I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects
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  1. #1
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    I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects

    I love having cheap throw away tools for welding projects.I find them at yard and garage sales including auctions snatching them up.I use them to make them into specialty tools.I am a heavy equipment and semi truck mechanic,have one drawer full of these specialty tools I made.One is a wrench I made for access to oil line fittings for Paccar diesel engines.I did not have an angle wrench for this and was in a pinch at the time.It worked and still have it around.My boss,he seen that box of them and now knows I use them to modify to make specialty tools out of them.Learned it from my dad whom passed away 3 years,made the tool if he did not have the tool for the job.They come in handy a lot for this

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    Re: I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects





    Found this at the scrap yard along with many ather tools and use it for welding. Sorry about your father.


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    Re: I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects

    This wrench I mentioned,cut off an open end off a Chinese made 3/4" combination wrench and welded on a piece of steel on it

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    Re: I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects

    Yep I was a mechanic for years, anything from cars to trucks to diesel locomotives, spent almost 15 years on powerstrokes and duramax, about 10 on locomotives.
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    Re: I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects

    crappy visegrips are like gold! I weld pieces on to them, and weld them to projects (temporarily)..... all the time. Just to have an extra 'hold' of something, and/or get that certain angle of piece together for a quick tack. NICE!

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    Re: I love having cheap throw away tools around for welding projects

    I am with you. I love making my own tools..It is limitless...As an off road fabricator, I priceless specially made tools. So sorry about your loss.

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