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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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
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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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Cobalt step drill bits are normally more expensive than normal step drill bits that are normally made from high speed steel, in this video I test out some cobalt step drills that I purchased from bang good. I order the three step drill set as it was the o
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drill metal using a pillar drill
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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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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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This video shows how to make a chain securing anchor from a piece of angle iron. Using anchors like this means that if a thief does manage to break into your garage there will be nothing expensive lying around that he or she can simply grab as all equipme
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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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Metal can easily be chamfered using a file or angle grinder, this video shows how to chamfer a piece of laser cut metal.
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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
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How to cut sheet steel using a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.