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I was looking through the Eastwood catalog this weekend and noticed a cool little device that hooks up to your arc-welder. Its just a pistol grip spot welder. I realize that it will take a lot of exertion on the person doing the welding to keep the panels together, but looks like it might make things a little easier.

Does anyone have any input on this? Anyone ever used one? What do YOU think?

Thanks, CP

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
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Had 2 replys to my post on same subject. 1 reply said it worked fine on floor pans and such. Ordered mine on the 12th and it still hasn't left the warehouse. Called, they said it will ship in next 48hrs. Told them I had 3 day air on it. They said too bad. Hope it works better than their warehouse people.

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I bought the spot weld attachment and in my opinion don`t waste your money.I found that it works great on new metal to new metal,but didn`t do so well in an old car setting.Also you must have the seams together tight for proper penetration.For spot welding try a Rosette weld.Drill a small hole thru the top layer(1/4" hole or smaller)and fill this with weld taking in the top layer of metal.Grind off any extra.As with any welding practice first.
 

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I've got one. It "can" do a pretty good job, but it takes some practice. Conditions and welder settings need to be just right, and the time that you allow it to weld and rate at which you pull back have a significant effect on the quality of the weld. For the price, it's a good tool, but it's not dummyproof.


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Look like I'll be putting my 50 bucks to better use.

Thanks guys!

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
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