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  • Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

    These are what I have as of now:

    1. 200 amps DC inverter welding machine.
    2. ADH
    3. 4" Angle grinder - 1 unit
    4. 13 mm Power drill
    5. Steel tape
    6. Stainless squala
    7. Chipping hammer
    8. Steel brush
    9. Safety googles
    10. long leather gloves
    11. 2 units vise grips, 2-units C- clamps
    12. 3 units pliers
    13. a ballpen hammer
    14. 3" bench vise
    15. bench grinder
    16. Hack saw
    17. 1 kg E6013 rods

    Eto naman ang nasa isip ko pa lang:

    Welding table - but what size/dimensions
    Jigsaw ba, chop saw, or miter saw?
    Ilang c-clamps pa ba? or tools to temporary tack ongoing project.
    Tool organizer, paano yun?
    Grinding discs, anu-ano ang kelangan?
    Coverall, cotton long sleeves, or maong jacket?
    Face mask pa ba? ang hirap na kayang huminga with ADH.
    16 amps extension outlet with 14-PDX wire, ok kaya?

  • #2
    Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

    Hey bro yid,

    I see from your list nos. 1 to 17 is that you've got already the basics to start with metalworking/welding, though its not complete yet.

    You forgot to add an ear plug or an ear muff , this is very important too during grinding and cutting metals, don't subject your self to noise punishments, those ear drums of yours are very sensitive and very precious to loose. Since in the list you have one angle grinder already, may I suggest buying another one, so one is mainly for grinding and the other one is for cutting your metals if in case you cannot afford yet a chop saw. Having two or more angle grinders will sure make metalworking faster and easier. Another item you forgot is the safety shoes or boots, usually the steel toe type. And also a respirator will protect you from harmful fumes during welding.

    Now I have copied and pasted a portion of your post here to easily give answers !!


    Eto naman ang nasa isip ko pa lang:

    Welding table - but what size/dimensions ----- A 24" X 36" or 48" will be just fine.
    Jigsaw ba, chop saw, or miter saw? ----- Its chop saw for cutting metal stocks, jigsaw for plates.
    Ilang c-clamps pa ba? or tools to temporary tack ongoing project. ----- The no. of C-clamps will depend on you usage so it is up to you to add. Also better to include adjustable handheld metal clamps too, it will make clamping joints easier.
    Tool organizer, paano yun? ----- For starters, get yourself some metal tool box.
    Grinding discs, anu-ano ang kelangan? ----- If your angle grinders are for 4" only( 100mm ), then get some grinding discs, cutting discs, some flap discs as well.
    Coverall, cotton long sleeves, or maong jacket? ----- All of these will do but don't forget a steel toe boots for welding and not rubber shoes.
    Face mask pa ba? ang hirap na kayang huminga with ADH. ----- Face mask or shield is very important during grinding or cutting your metal stocks, it will protect your entire face from un- wanted sparks that may hit your eyes or face.
    16 amps extension outlet with 14-PDX wire, ok kaya? ----- If you can manage to get a 20 amp extension outlet with 12 gage stranded wires, so much the better.

    Lets wait for others to chime in, baka may nalimutan pa ako and they can still suggest more !!



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    • #3
      Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

      A few members here use this face shield:



      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      And for ear protection I use this:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

      NRR (Noise Reduction Rate): 23dB. Other brands/models are better at dampening the noise but what I like about this ear muff is its profile. Its not so thick and you can use it with the face shield.

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      • #4
        Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

        BTW, here's the thread for showcasing our PPEs.

        http://www.pinoyhandyman.com/showthread.php?t=1220

        Para marami kang pagpilian.

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        • #5
          Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

          Sir, ano nga pala yung suggested height ng welding table, saka yun kapal ng top metal sheet.

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          • #6
            Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

            Originally posted by joey81 View Post
            A few members here use this face shield:


            Then, while wearing it, you can practice saying "Luke, come to the dark side, Luke."

            Seriously, Joey. Kasya pa ba ang ear muffs when you wear that? I'm interested kasi but I have the bulky 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A...2237748&sr=1-1

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            • #7
              Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

              dagdag ka pa ng kahit isang 4" grinder para sa flap discs

              maybe a die grinder with carbide burrs...

              magnetic grounding

              old electric fan

              magnetic right angle jigs

              three way clamps

              put up a emergency corner with band aids, antiseptic, bandage, or eyewash station

              I consider them basic pa din....

              if I add a plasma cutter, that would be next level na..hehehehe

              be safe kapatid!
              The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-[I]Morrissey[/I]

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              • #8
                Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

                Originally posted by balarila View Post
                Then, while wearing it, you can practice saying "Luke, come to the dark side, Luke."

                Seriously, Joey. Kasya pa ba ang ear muffs when you wear that? I'm interested kasi but I have the bulky 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A...2237748&sr=1-1
                Yes, Ding. You can use the bionic shield and the Howard Leight R-01523 at the same time.

                If you put on the shield first, you have to wear the earmuff with the headband tilted to the back a bit. You can also wear the earmuff first, but some adjustment is needed with the shield.

                I prefer the first method. Dun kasi sa 2nd parang malalaglag yung shield sa biglang galaw.

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                • Andrew Chunis
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                  Agree with you bro

              • #9
                Re: Starting tools, supplies, and PPE suggestion list for a noob wannabe DIY welder

                Originally posted by yid View Post
                These are what I have as of now:

                1. 200 amps DC inverter welding machine.
                2. ADH
                3. 4" Angle grinder - 1 unit
                4. 13 mm Power drill
                5. Steel tape
                6. Stainless squala
                7. Chipping hammer
                8. Steel brush
                9. Safety googles
                10. long leather gloves
                11. 2 units vise grips, 2-units C- clamps
                12. 3 units pliers
                13. a ballpen hammer
                14. 3" bench vise
                15. bench grinder
                16. Hack saw
                17. 1 kg E6013 rods


                tsaka chopsaw na lang you're good to go na...baka mauna ka pa sakin...hehe

                regarding extension, gage 12 stranded coupled to a 20 A outlet socket at 25 meters ang haba yung ginagamit ko.

                huwag mo rin kalimutan ang refrigerator na may nakaimbak na tubig at syempre pale pilsen. para pagkatapos ng isang project e relax relax naman din pag may time. haha

                yes importante din yung may first aid kit ka.

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                • #10
                  Saan tayo maka buy ng magnetic angle ? Triangle?

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by bakman View Post
                    Saan tayo maka buy ng magnetic angle ? Triangle?
                    olx.ph meron niyan. si JayL may ads dun dati.

                    eto ni-search ko na hehehe http://www.olx.ph/index.php/classifi...elding+magnets
                    Last edited by fourtheboys96; 02-18-2015, 01:08 PM.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by fourtheboys96 View Post

                      olx.ph meron niyan. si JayL may ads dun dati.

                      eto ni-search ko na hehehe http://www.olx.ph/index.php/classifi...elding+magnets
                      Thanks BRO

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by bakman View Post

                        Thanks BRO
                        Don't forget to write a review of the product or some pics in action. Right now, I just use homemade right angle clamps etc. Pero gusto ko din magnet pag may budget hehe

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by fourtheboys96 View Post

                          Don't forget to write a review of the product or some pics in action. Right now, I just use homemade right angle clamps etc. Pero gusto ko din magnet pag may budget hehe
                          BRO can you post photo on your homemade right angle clamp...

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                          • #15
                            The above informations are really brilliant. Finding a durable pair of boots probably isn't on top of your list, but if you are a professional welder like me then finding a long lasting boot is the best option. Welding is an extremely demanding profession that needs to be considered when selecting your work shoes. I have recently bought a steel toe boot for welding and this device works brilliant.
                            The welders often use welding boots steel toe because they need good quality tight fitting shoes with proper safety. They are going to use the boot roughly, and

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