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26 ESSENTIAL WELDING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS [PICTURES]

#9 Angular Grinder

Angular grinders are commonly seen in metal fabrication and some metal shops. They are types of handheld power tools attached to consumable stone discs or blades. These discs spin at high speed to grind, cut or give a smooth finishing touch to weld metal.

#10 Spark Lighter

It consists of a shape edges stone piece that produces a spark when it is rubbed with a hatched cast-iron wheel. It is used for lighting the gas released from the welding torch.

#11 Try Square

It is an L-shaped measuring instrument. Its blade is usually graduated in centimeters and the same is used for job measurement purposes. It is also used for checking the right angles of a rectangular job.

#12 Tip Cleaner

There is a fine hole in the nozzle. The hole may get dirty and even closed during use. A nozzle edges tip cleaner is used for cleaning the hole, see in the figure. A tip cleaner may also be used for removing slag from the job after welding is done.

#13 Files

These are similar to angular grinders, used to remove rough edges and burrs from the metal you cut. The file tools are available in various shapes and sizes which are used for work finishing purposes. Metal files are also commonly used for all kinds of other metal projects.

#14 Centre Punch

The punch tools are often used to mark holes that must be drilled in secondary operations, or as gauging marks for bend lines, shearing, spot weld locations. It is used for marking on a job piece before cutting the same into a desired shape.

#15 Scale and Weld-gauge

Scale is used for measuring the size of a job and the weld-gauge is used for measuring the depth of the weld, see in the figure.

#16 Steel Tape

Long jobs are measured by steel tape. It is marked in inches and centimeters and it is housed in a steel or plastic case. The spring for the assembly helps in the quick and automatic collection of the tape, see in the figure.