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Metalworking videos


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.

  • 02:32 Popular How to chamfer metal

    How to chamfer metal

    by Admin Added 1,505 Views / 0 Likes

    Metal can easily be chamfered using a file or angle grinder, this video shows how to chamfer a piece of laser cut metal.

  • 03:43 Popular how to drill a hole in a cast iron soil pipe

    how to drill a hole in a cast iron soil pipe

    by Admin Added 174 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I cut a 57mm diameter hole in a cast iron soil stack pipe. This can be difficult to do as cast iron is tough compared to todays modern plastics. To cut the hole I have used a Starrett 57mm Bi-metal hole saw and arbour. Ideally this job would

  • 06:11 Popular Cutting sheet steel using a jigsaw

    Cutting sheet steel using a jigsaw

    by Admin Added 1,459 Views / 0 Likes

    How to cut sheet steel using a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.

  • 02:55 Popular How to cut aluminium

    How to cut aluminium

    by Admin Added 911 Views / 0 Likes

    Cutting aluminium can be harmful if not done correctly.

  • 04:12 Popular Cutting steel channel with the Rage 3S

    Cutting steel channel with the Rage 3S

    by Admin Added 735 Views / 0 Likes

    The Evolution Rage 3s 210mm has a maximum metal cutting capacity of 6mm, but in this demonstration I cut through a piece of steel channel that measures 200mm by 100mm and is roughly 10mm thick in places. It’s not recommended to cut such large pieces

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  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

    by Admin Added 1,507 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use blind rivets to join two thin pieces of metal together

  • 04:39 Popular How to use an Helicoil to repair a damaged thread

    How to use an Helicoil to repair a damaged thread

    by Admin Added 1,105 Views / 0 Likes

    Helicoils or thread inserts are very useful if a tapped hole has become stripped of it's threads. By using the thread repair kit it is possible to repair the stripped thread so that the hole can accept a threaded bolt again.

  • 01:53 Popular How to use a bell punch

    How to use a bell punch

    by Admin Added 1,574 Views / 0 Likes

    A bell punch is designed for centre punching the exact centre of a round bar. This inexpensive tool is very useful and is often called a bell centre punch. Marking the exact centre of a round bar has never been so easy !

  • 03:41 Popular Cutting threaded bar

    Cutting threaded bar

    by Admin Added 947 Views / 0 Likes

    How to cut threaded bar or threaded rod so that it is easy to get the nut onto the bar.

  • 03:03 Popular How to drill large holes in metal

    How to drill large holes in metal

    by Admin Added 1,409 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we drill a 26mm hole through some 5mm thick mild steel using a home pillar drill and hole saw.

  • 15:43 How to drill out a broken tap | drill out a broken screw extractor

    How to drill out a broken tap | drill out a broken screw extractor

    by Admin Added 70 Views / 0 Likes

    In this video I drill out a broken tap using a JCB diamondtech holesaw. Drilling out a broken tap or drilling out a broken screw extractor is often very difficult and most people would get the broken tap or broken screw extractor spark eroded. There are n

  • 08:49 Popular How to make a metal handle

    How to make a metal handle

    by Admin Added 1,590 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 07:38 Popular How to use a mag base drill

    How to use a mag base drill

    by Admin Added 906 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to use a mag base drill, or magnetic base drill. Magnetic base drills are widely used in all industrial and construction environments and are one of the most useful drills that you can possibly imagine. Sometimes there is no steel for

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  • 04:44 Popular Cobalt drill bits

    Cobalt drill bits

    by Admin Added 1,951 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 03:47 Popular How to Chain drill steel

    How to Chain drill steel

    by Admin Added 1,350 Views / 0 Likes

    Chain drilling is a technique that is regularly used in metalworking if you do not have a milling machine or laser cutting machine available. You can use chain drilling to cut out virtually any shape at all from metal using a simple drill. When marking ou

  • 03:01 Popular Choosing a disk for a grinder

    Choosing a disk for a grinder

    by Admin Added 1,281 Views / 0 Likes

    A look at some of the disks available for fixing to an angle grinder

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