Metalworking is a very useful skill.
For most people metalworking will be taught at school if you are lucky. Some people may then choose a career working with metal in which case most people will do some form of apprenticeship. For people that want to work with metal but have not learnt it at school and so not have chance to be an apprentice the videos below will help somewhat in showing how to work with metal.
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Removing a broken bolt or stud can be extremely difficult but in some cases such as when the bolt head has been sheared off by sideways force it is possible to remove the remainder of the bolt using a left handed drill bit. Here we demonstrate how to remo
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Moving small vehicles such as quad bikes or ride on lawn mowers can be difficult, especially if you need to move the vehicle to a different level. Here we make a pair of steel ramps, which are lined with Aluminium checker plate which means that a vehicle
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Dewalt cobalt pilot drill bits are specifically designed to drill a single hole in tough metals such as stainless steel without the need for a pilot hole. This is possible due to the clever design of the drill bit’s tip which incorporates a smaller
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Removing a broken or sheared bolt or stud is never easy, but if you have a welder (a mig welder is preferred) you can sometimes weld a nut to the end of the broken bolt. The heat generated by the welding process often helps to loosen the bolt and makes re
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A hacksaw is a very handy tool when working with metal or plastics and is a cheap way to cut these materials. This video shows how to fit the blade and cut metal using a hacksaw.
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How to remove a steel threaded stud from a threaded hole.
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Drilling through hardened steel is now possible using ARTU multipurpose drill bits.
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Metal drill types, this video is one of three on drilling metal.
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Heavy duty angle brackets are extremely useful; these can be used to store ladders on walls or can be used for very heavy duty shelving.
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When drilling metal you are often restricted by the size of the drill’s chuck but by using reduced shank drill bits, often called Blacksmiths drill bits you can easily drill larger holes as long as your drill has sufficient power.
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Step drills are the drill bit of choice for drilling holes in thin sheet metal, these step shaped drill bits make really light work of thin material which is typically difficult to drill using standard HSS drill bits.
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steel can behardened by having a high carbon content, heat treatment or by work hardening. Cutting hardened steel with any type of saw is almost impossible!
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Finding the centre of a round bar can be difficult and time consuming. In this video I use a round bar centre finder which can be purchased on ebay for less than £6 http://fave.co/2sdV94Q This enables you to find the centre of ant round bar, tube or
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Drilling metal is not too difficult as long as you use the correct equipment. Here we showhow to drill steel using a hand drill and HSS drill bit.
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Cutting steel bar or tube is often difficult unless you have access to a metal cutting band saw. Here we use a Dewalt D28710 metal cutting chop saw to cut a piece of 20mm square steel bar.
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Cutting holes in metal can be difficult, here we show the correct technique for doing this using a cordless drill with torque control and a good quality hole saw