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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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.
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Cutting aluminium can be harmful if not done correctly.
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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 piecesFeatured
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How to use blind rivets to join two thin pieces of metal together
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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.
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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 !
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How to cut threaded bar or threaded rod so that it is easy to get the nut onto the bar.
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Here we drill a 26mm hole through some 5mm thick mild steel using a home pillar drill and hole saw.
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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
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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.
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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 forFeatured
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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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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
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A look at some of the disks available for fixing to an angle grinder