Posts Tagged ‘Carbide’


Posted: 17th February 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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After some use I have to say that the Tungsten Carbide die cutters are amazing. Even just used in the Dremel I’m not sure how I’d missed out on them this far but they have transformed my metal working. They’re also going to save me a fortune in Dremel attachments.

Jed was right with his comments about the shrapnel they produce and I’m still teasing a splinter out of one of my fingers from yesterday’s work on the car. The latest progress is that I’ve POR15’d the chassis rail interior and repair panels so now just need to prep everything up for welding it all back together. Time to get busy with the Clecos then…

Tool Arrival

Posted: 14th February 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Needed a few bits and pieces to crack on with the car. First up some tungsten carbide die grinder bits to grind down welds in trickier to reach areas.

Tungsten Carbide Die Grinder Bits

Also picked up some Clecos. These are a product derived from the aerospace industry where they are used to hold sheet metal skins on wings prior to welding or riveting. They’re spring loaded pins that are compressed with the tool and inserted into a drilled hole in the two panels to be joined together. When released from the tool the cleco pins hold them firmly together.


Finally these were my bargain eBay purchase – some extra grinding stones…

Assorted Grinder Bits