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    For you fabricator types

    Check out Premium Welding Adjustable magnetic V-Pads...they look like they might be handy for you fellas.

    I tried to put the link here but I dont know how to do it

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Are you talking about the stronghand tools ones, 4 in a pack, 2 large 2 small? I've used those for a few years now. Excellent for hold cap plates on tubing or holding round stock to a square surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    Are you talking about the stronghand tools ones, 4 in a pack, 2 large 2 small? I've used those for a few years now. Excellent for hold cap plates on tubing or holding round stock to a square surface.
    No there is only 2 of them 2 inches long 1 inch wide and 1 inch high, swivel pads Im not sure if they lock or not, probly similar to what you used

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Sounds like it. That sounds about the size of the larger ones. I found they also work good for setting a straitedge for bevel cutting with a torch.

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    Re: For you fabricator types

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Those are the ones I use. Popeyes are most likely similar.

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Pretty much the same thing but made by a different company. I never saw nothing like that before and thought it was a brand new idea. I guess it wasnt a new idea anyway

    Sorry about that

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Pretty handy for those smaller pieces that can drive you nuts trying to hold them with gloves on.

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    I dont work with small stuff hardly ever. Id probly get a set and forget I have them when I would need em

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Yeah, I have some.... Somewhere.

    Thought the looked cool. Never used them.

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    Re: For you fabricator types


    Popeye an old miner


    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye an old miner View Post
    I tried to put the link here but I dont know how to do it
    There are two easy ways to post a link . . . first - display both
    windows on your screen.

    Mouse click on the 'https: address' of the desired link -

    1.] The entire address line will be highlighted [colored background]
    place the mouse cursor on the address, hold down the mouse key
    and drag to the WW text screen - release the mouse key.

    2.] Again - Mouse click on the https: address of what you want to
    post -

    PC keyboard - hold down the Control Key and punch C key -
    Mac keyboard - hold down the Command Key and punch C key -

    Now click in the WW text screen [to activate] and place the cursor
    where you want the link to appear - now click -

    PC = Control V / For Mac = Command V . . . and the link will appear.

    Option 2. is most valuable for moving text within your own text, and
    poaching content [mouse highlighting required] . . .

    This is much easier then I can explain - ask 'a Bud' to show you how
    to 'copy and paste' . . .

    hth


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    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Yeah, I have some.... Somewhere.

    Thought the looked cool. Never used them.
    Same. LOL. Probably could have used them but didn't think to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Same. LOL. Probably could have used them but didn't think to.


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    LOL!!! I'd have to be able to find it to use it had a chance to use a part I saved years ago just last night to get things fixed.... I know it's in the truck... somewhere... looked for ten minutes in the cold, dark, snowing weather decided to go with plan 'B' and improvised something else

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    just ordered a couple of the kits, look like could be usefull for holding patch panels in place for autobody work with building my old hot rods

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    https://stronghandtools.com/strongha...tic-v-pad-kit/

    Ever tried TIG welding close to a magnet? I almost never use the magnets I already have.
    Ernie F.

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    I have some and used them. I work alone and the work is nothing BIG like popeye works on. I only use them long enough to tack something in place and remove them. Without doubt, the force is not with you when tig welding, just enough to tack works.

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Quote Originally Posted by metalman21 View Post
    https://stronghandtools.com/strongha...tic-v-pad-kit/

    Ever tried TIG welding close to a magnet? I almost never use the magnets I already have.
    for years/decades I've had this little trick for keeping a autobody panel in place while I tack it, by putting a rare earth magnet on the panel and another on the fender etc.. then putting a 1/2"x1/8" bar about an inch long across them to hold the panel in place.. its a real pain getting the little button magnets loose after ya make all your tacks, I can see these being easier to just pop loose without having to slide em all over trying to get a knife blade under them LOL!

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    Re: For you fabricator types

    Before I chuck an old Hard Drive (and I have No Idea how I ended-up with so many) I always open it and take the two RE magnets out. I have many with weld spatter all over them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillE.Dee View Post
    I have some and used them. I work alone and the work is nothing BIG like popeye works on. I only use them long enough to tack something in place and remove them. Without doubt, the force is not with you when tig welding, just enough to tack works.
    Yeah you would need some pretty hefty magnets for of this stuff, probably a small crane to lift one of those doohickeys in proportion to what I do plus another crane for the plate.....nahhh I think I will just weld some dogs on the thing and when its set in jam a wedge in each and call it good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye an old miner View Post
    Yeah you would need some pretty hefty magnets for of this stuff, probably a small crane to lift one of those doohickeys in proportion to what I do plus another crane for the plate.....nahhh I think I will just weld some dogs on the thing and when its set in jam a wedge in each and call it good
    LOL!!!! Yep, best to go with what works


    Of course if you're the adventurous type you could get a few of these guys... 1200 pounds pull each!! of course you'll have to figure a way to get the magnet back off the plate once you put it there...OH!!!! watch you fingers!!!! these will squash em' just like dropping a a 500 pound piece of plate on em'

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Strong-4x...cAAOxyVX1RyIB7

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    LOL!!!! Yep, best to go with what works


    Of course if you're the adventurous type you could get a few of these guys... 1200 pounds pull each!! of course you'll have to figure a way to get the magnet back off the plate once you put it there...OH!!!! watch you fingers!!!! these will squash em' just like dropping a a 500 pound piece of plate on em'

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Strong-4x...cAAOxyVX1RyIB7

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    I seen some of them somewhere but dont know where anymore.

    Speakin of dogs and wedges...You would be amazed how many young kids have never heard of such a thing...kinda just like me and the thing that started this line of comments

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    We got a bit jiggy with dogs and wedges on this one out in Locust Gap a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye an old miner View Post
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    We got a bit jiggy with dogs and wedges on this one out in Locust Gap a few years ago
    Who needs a plate roll??? when you can just dog it down..

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    yup that 8 pounder got hisself a workout that day. Evry plate we put in those truck was like that. They let them go way too long and we cut the old stuff out and it turns out the base of the floor is only about 3/8 thick so evrything had a nice deep wave in it. The plate we put in is 3/4" AR plate and the gap we closed up on most of it was an inch and in some places more. We blew one 30 ton porta power apart on the first one so we gave that up and did it the old way and it worked. These were what they call wiggle wagons out there. I for get what model anymore but they were Volvos i think. We did 6 of them that summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye an old miner View Post
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    We got a bit jiggy with dogs and wedges on this one out in Locust Gap a few years ago
    LOL. You prolly were quicker dog and wedging than us little guys setting up magnetic tabs!!


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