Plug Welding Holes in Sheet Metal with Magnetic Copper Backers – Mike Finnegan at Hot Rod – Eastwood

Plug Welding Holes in Sheet Metal with Magnetic Copper Backers – Mike Finnegan at Hot Rod – Eastwood

hey it’s Finnegan back in the hot rod
garage and i’m getting ready to weld a whole lot of holes shut in the firewall
my 1955 Chevy using the eastwood magnetic plug welding tool this thing is
awesome think of it as another pair of hands
that are going to hold that copper plate right behind every hole you want a welt yeah the tag or McGwire will not adhere to
the copper so this gives you all kinds of extra time to sit there and fill in
all those gaps the magnet actually pivots so you can set this up for curved
pieces of metal and adjusted so that it almost any angle this will fact the
whole the way you want it to if you’ve got a couple of pieces of
sheet metal you need a butt weld together that have a small gap or a
bigger surface area you want to repair these four and eight inch magnetic
plates will also help you do the job before we can weld anything we’ve got to
take the paint and primer off the car I’ve got a bunch of holes to weld up on
the firewall my 55 Chevy but I don’t have any friends around to help me and
that’s not gonna be a problem because both of these tools have built-in
magnets and that’s going to allow me to back up each hole with a piece of copper
and give me a surface that I can well to that the world will not stick to it all right there’s the eastwood magnetic
plug welding tool you want to check it out or any other awesome tools Eastwood
offers visit


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  2. Eastwood sells junk and they do not stand behind their products. I bought a mig welder stud welding kit. A year or 2 later a part on it wore out (I hadn't used it 10 times). By this time, they had stopped selling this particular model and would not sell me any replacement parts to fix it. It never worked very well anyway. I couldn't believe they wouldn't support their products. I thought they were a reputable company, but they have a lot of hype and not a lot of substance. I don't have a problem that they stopped selling the kit, but they should keep selling parts for it so those of us who have spent our hard earned money on their stuff can use it for many years. I emailed them and they just gave me the old "We're sorry, but we can't sell you any parts for it. We are coming out with a new and improved model in the future. So, you can waste more money with us then!"

  3. I live in Europe and would like to purchase the 4 and 8" copper backers. However, there seem to be no suppliers here and the webshops in the US I've visited won't ship to Europe. Where can I buy them?

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