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 Mig Welder

 

This is a 200A Mig welder, using industrial carbon dioxide. I had never really welded before - my few attempts at arc welding were 'sub-optimal' to say the least. But using the Mig welder was easy to master once you understand the fundamental technique. Get a good auto-darkening welding helmet - this leaves one hand free, and allows you to see almost normally through the glass when not welding. I purchased a Fronius Vizor 3000 (http://www.fronius.com/cps/rde/xchg/fronius_international/hs.xsl/79_673_ENG_HTML.htm), which was expensive - but hey, these are the only eyes I've got - don't risk them with cheap Chinese helmets. Tip No 1: don't weld in flip-flops or sandals, and wear an old shirt. Tip No 2: hot metal looks just like cold metal.

 

   

 


 Multi-Bender

Bends square & round tube; flat, round & square bar. It is fitted with a robust and accurate degree and stopper ring. See: http://www.strongman.co.za/Bender.html

 

     

 


 4-Ton Ring Roller

Rolls rings, coils and arches in solid bar and tube. With the ring roller you can roll circles with a diameter of as little as 100 mm, to as big as you can imagine. You will be amazed at the design options a roller opens up, make gazebos, garden arches, bridges, tables, chandeliers. See: http://www.strongman.co.za/Roller.html. See photos of chair made using the ring roller

 

       

 


 Scroll Bender

Scroll Benders are used to form the decorative spirals that are often used in wrought iron work. Strongman's scroll benders allow you to scroll flat, round and square bar, as well as square or round tubing, by hand, without the use of heat. The scrolling of tube is especially important if you are planning to make chandeliers or light fittings as it gives you a hollow conduit in which to run the electrical cables. Also see photos of the tables, chairs, pot-holders and bench I made using the scroll bender. See: http://www.strongman.co.za/Scroller.html

 

     

 


 

 Bar Twister & Onion Maker

The twister gives your metal work projects that special wrought iron look by allowing you to twist square and flat bar. The twists are highly customisable - you can twist a full section or just the centre of a bar or just the edges. All twists are straight and true. The machine twists 950 mm at a time and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. In the horizontal position up to 6m lengths of bar can be twisted. See: http://www.strongman.co.za/Twister.html

 

     

 


 

 Heavy Duty Bar Shear (Guillotine)

Noiseless, quick and easy cuts - faster than an angle grinder. Reduced risk of injury - no rotating or powered parts. Special hardened alloy blades with 4 cutting edges each. Flat bar up to 40*10 mm, Round bar to 16 mm, square bar to 12 mm. An extremely useful machine - I use it frequently. See: http://www.strongman.co.za/Shear.html

 

     

 


 Pipe Notcher

Very useful when fitting pipes together at 90 prior to welding. Cuts a 'fish mouth' in one pipe to fit snugly against another pipe.

 

 

 

 

 

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