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Old 08-23-2004, 07:41 AM
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Which spot weld cutter do you recommend?

I searched on Eastwood and HF. Eastwood has 2, one that looks like a big drill bit called the Pro, the other has an arbor that holds a cutter. HF has an arbor type with replacement cutters. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice on durability? I need to over 100 spot welds
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:15 AM
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This tool can be found at WIVCO, (click here)

I have never used this particular brand, I have a Spitznagel spot weld driller that goes for about $400.00 so I don't think that would be of much help to you.






The WIVCO will produce a similar result as my tool, IF you keep the pilot drill in as far as you can like the picture shows. Without a tool like mine which holds the bit going perfectly straight getting any flusher a cut is difficult at best.

I used the little "Hole saw" looking one for years, I couldn't imagine going back, I feel they are garbage now. You want to end up with a flush piece of metal, that is your goal.

If you want, you could leave the pilot drill out to provide you with a hole to plug weld thru (or at least one to drill larger to plug weld thru) many times that is what you want anyway.

If you are mig welding, you will need holes to plug weld, but usually there is some place where the hole drilled by the spot weld remover will cause some trouble, I like the control of not leaving a hole and then putting the holes where I REALLY want to put them.

Of course, I also spot weld a lot of my work so no holes are needed at all, but that is a different story as I have the luxury of a $15,000 STRSW (Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welder) at work.
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I'm hoping my post will bump this question to the top again. What size spot drill will work for the majority of sixties Camaro spot welds?
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:11 PM
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I used 3/8 and 5/16" on my Firebird. My 68 mustang I am getting done mainly with 5/16" I dont like the hole cutter style at all, and have been getting some of these and really like them.





No plug, just have bought these from this guy of Ebay, and have really liked the product.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT
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Thanks for your reply. Your tool choice is very similar to Martinsr's second choice. His first choice is out of price range for a few spots.
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