Once the Oxy Acetylene torch was the tool every car guy grabbed for first and was a must have for any die-hard car enthusiast. Advancements in MIG and TIG welders, Plasma cutters and the like have diminished the need of this great shop tool. But the old gas axe still has its place in any well-equipped shop and knowing how to use it safely and properly is key to your success. Mark Simpson demonstrates setup and safety as well as how to properly use an Oxy Acetylene cutting torch to cut steel plating.
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding aluminum can take a little more practice to perfect. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson, takes us through the process from preparing the torch and electrode, to correct welder settings, to proper metal preparation and finally the welding process itself. You’ll see first hand how with the right…Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins provides you with awesome welding basics while he gets you off the tool bench and welds a floorpan into a classic car. He starts by applying a RS512 primer by Rubberseal that will give you a longer lasting repair, and then teaches you how to tightly and safely clamp the floorpan down.Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins provides helpful insight into the different types of welders available. He helps you decide what type of welder to buy by reviewing a 110 tap unit and a 220V 175 gas shielded unit. He recommends the 220V unit over the 210V, but discusses how both will get the job done. Just don’t get…Watch Now >>