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Old 07-29-2011, 12:56 PM
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Ho Guys,

When I weld 2 pieces of steel together when they are at a 90 degree angle and I can only weld on the inside how can I grind my weld down to smooth/neaten it up? Is there anything special that I can use? Thanks

Dave

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A long-nose die grinder works great for this and the cheap one at HF is a really good buy, it uses the same motor assembly as the 4 1/2" angle grinder that has such a good reputation and the chuck runs as true as any grinder I have ever used.
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Would it be under a different name? I couldn't find it at Harbor Freight's web site. Thanks
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This one, on sale for $35 but usually on sale in the store for $29 and eligible for the coupon discount. This is a very useful tool for more than just welds and this particular one is the only cheap die grinder I know of that runs true enough to use a carbide burr without damaging it, it runs as smooth as the old, much more expensive, Metabo I replaced with it. Most cheap die grinders, air or electric, have so much run-out in the chuck they will literally beat the teeth off of a carbide burr which can easily cost a lot more than the grinder!

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if tig welding..then just careful heat and flow will get you a nice bead.. I have a mig and if i get too much on an inside weld...#1 a die grinder and if I can get in there..#2 a 4 1/2" grinder with a .040" thick cut off wheel that is almost worn out so it has a small dia. use the cutting edge and carefully shape your bead into shape...
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My welds are so pretty I dont want to grind them down
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hahah I wish mine were...mine are semi pretty after grinding..l
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Here are some bits that will fill the bill, not suggesting the company just relating the pictures. Hope you have good penetration cause you will be weakening the joint removing metal.. But you knew that.

http://www.heavydutystore.com/die-gr...ts-c-1683.html
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Here are some bits that will fill the bill, not suggesting the company just relating the pictures. Hope you have good penetration cause you will be weakening the joint removing metal.. But you knew that.

http://www.heavydutystore.com/die-gr...ts-c-1683.html
pepi; That's what she said. couldn't help myself. But you knew that.

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Awesome guys I appreciate the advise. Thanks
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