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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This video shows how to cut a bolt using a hacksaw or a pair of electrical crimping pliers. Cutting a bolt has never been so easy!Featured
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How to remove a steel threaded stud from a threaded hole.
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How to tap a threaded hole into a piece of metal
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drill metal using a pillar drill
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Cobalt drills are excellent at drilling through hard metals, they can often drill tough metals that a normal High speed steel drill bit cannot drill.
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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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Screw extractors are often called easyouts, these can be used to remove a broken bolt or a broken stud from a tapped hole. Here we demonstrate how to use the screw extractor to remove a broken bolt from a shaft.
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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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How to tap a hole using a cordless drill and a taper tap.
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Unistrut or Vantrunk galvanised channel is very useful for people that wish to make things from metal, but cannot weld. This type of channel is very adaptable and can be used almost anywhere to make brackets etc.
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Drilling through hardened steel is now possible using ARTU multipurpose drill bits.
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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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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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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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How to identify hardened steel, You can easily tell if steel is hardened or not by testing it with a file.
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This video shows how to make a metal handle from a piece of 25mm*3mm flat mild steel bar, this is useful if you ever need to make a handle for something that keeps breaking as the steel will be extremely durable.