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Tools

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

One day while I was trying to physically force a sheet of 1/4" plate down so I could weld it in place, one of the older guys on the site said, "come here boy, let me show you how to work smarter not harder".

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

Over the past few months we have received a ton of questions regarding some of tools we use frequently on the channel. We compiled a list of the top 9 tools we get asked about the most.

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
December 12th, 2019

Today we are building what's commonly referred to as a half clamp in the field. Half clamps are used to clamp down materials when you cant get a hold on the back side of it.

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
December 12th, 2019

When I first got into ironworking, I started in the fab shop making columns, baseplates, beams etc. One of the challenges I faced was that when working with smaller beams, I didn't have a square small enough to fit inside the beam.

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
December 12th, 2019

A great tool that everyone should have in their shop, is a 3rd hand. They are great for holding small parts in place so that the welder can tack them in place. They are very simple to make and you can build them as basic or as extravagant as you would like.