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Old 06-29-2010, 08:13 AM
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that's what I was thinking, no more than I use mine, there's no point in saving them. I've probably used 20 nails in the three years I've had it. When I did use it though, man was it handy.
LOL, as DBM says, I have used BOXES of them. So being able to reuse them would be handy. But again, a personal thing, I don't work this hard to work harder at saving a few bucks. But this is just me, I MUCH, MUCH rather spend an extra $100 on sand paper than an extra day sanding, you know what I mean?


ESPECIALLY at 51 years old! I am doing a complete bathroom remodel at my home. I have spent more money than I ever have on something like this, and we aren't talking marble and gold fixtures. This is a real "common man" bathroom here nothing special. But it is kicking my ever loving ars in work. It isn't my thing first off, I know next to nothing about doing half the stuff I have done in this bathroom. But the extra money I have spent on tools and equipment has helped a LOT. When I started the project (at the plumbing, TOTAL replumbing of the bathroom) I walked into our REAL hardware store in town (not a "McHome" store where they don't know if their butt is bored or punched) and told the guy in the plumbing dept. "I am a professional at my trade and have tens of thousands of dollars in tools, I KNOW what a quality tool or product costs and know how much better it is to work with. Show me what the pro plumbers would use for this job". He showed me all the stuff and I bought it, I bought conservatively AMONG the pro tools, don't get me wrong I didn't just buy the best there was. But I bought pro tools and I bought pro supplies. The difference this made is hard to fathom. I KNOW that I would have worked a LOT harder using the tools and supplies I THOUGHT I would have been using.

Listening to that man and buying those better tools and supplies saved my back from a LOT of work and I am thankful I did it.

If the newbe only knew how much better a quality autobody tool is than the Harbor Fright (yes I spelled it wrong on purpose) Chinese junk tools they would never have bought them!

The difference between the cheap sandpaper and the best is MILES, it is friggin THOUSANDS OF MILES better! Life is just too short to work so hard when it isn't necessary.

DBM, please don't take this post as directed toward you in any way. I am just talking here and it is NOTHING personal or anything like that. PLEASE don't take it that way. We all do things different and look at things different.
Brian

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After you clip them off there is no head ,just take the post and bend it about a 1/4' down (making an L) and stick it back in and use it again.You can keep doing this until their to small to bend...You can save a lot of time if you use a vice and bend twenty or thirty at a time and if you use a strip magnet (a 1'' strip of magnetic sign material) to hold them all together its even easier. You dont need a head on the stud to make it work ....
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After you clip them off there is no head ,just take the post and bend it about a 1/4' down (making an L) and stick it back in and use it again.You can keep doing this until their to small to bend...You can save a lot of time if you use a vice and bend twenty or thirty at a time and if you use a strip magnet (a 1'' strip of magnetic sign material) to hold them all together its even easier. You dont need a head on the stud to make it work ....

Ahhhhhhh, very interesting! I'll be damn, never would have thought of that!

You know, I don't "burn" them in though. When I use the stud welder the stud is BARELY on. I will simply wiggle it and it will fall off.

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ok i finally checks its aluminum and to make things worse as i was color sanding i burn tru a spot
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This is the 2 nd time I try to use my stud welder and it will not work. The first time was on a 2006 Nissan sentra hood I used the stud and it wil burn a whole or the stud would not hold. Now on the door it worked fine. Now for this hood on a 2003 Buick I am having the issue that it will not weld to the hood just leave a small mark on the metal. nd if it does grab it will fall as soon as I insert the puller.




Sure you have a good ground? The underside of the hood sheet metal reinforcemet is usually is glued on on cars built from the eary 70's to now.
Even a little paint on a ground clamp will screw up any weld job,whether a stud or running a bead.And everyone says,hope its steel,and not alloy.
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Sure you have a good ground? The underside of the hood sheet metal reinforcemet is usually is glued on on cars built from the eary 70's to now.
Even a little paint on a ground clamp will screw up any weld job,whether a stud or running a bead.And everyone says,hope its steel,and not alloy.
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He just said that it is aluminum.

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Sure you have a good ground? The underside of the hood sheet metal reinforcemet is usually is glued on on cars built from the eary 70's to now.
Even a little paint on a ground clamp will screw up any weld job,whether a stud or running a bead.And everyone says,hope its steel,and not alloy.
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The outer ring is ground on a stud welder....its self grounding...not like a mig ...more like a spot welder
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ok i finally checks its aluminum and to make things worse as i was color sanding i burn tru a spot
Been there,Done that,we all have...I've done things much worse but I learned.
eventually...its an easy fix though,you did it once you can only get better...
MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SPECIAL ALUMINUN PAINT!!!!
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Been there,Done that,we all have...I've done things much worse but I learned.
eventually...its an easy fix though,you did it once you can only get better...
MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SPECIAL ALUMINUN PAINT!!!!
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you almost gave me a heart attack.
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