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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4577 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Home-made stud and/or spot welders
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 09, 2014 06:04PM

John Fenner showed us his home-made stud welding solution in a Project Journal entry some time back:
[] John's solution used a 12V battery, battery cables, and a Ford-style starter solenoid. To grip and pull the installed studs, he used parts from a gutted pneumatic pop-riveter to which he attached a slide-hammer.

Have you tried something like this? Thought about it maybe? Please share your tips and ideas.

I'm also interested to hear your thoughts about building a battery-powered spot welder.

Jim Nichols
(2465 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Home-made stud and/or spot welders
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 10, 2014 04:37PM

Here is a good resource for DIY homemade tools:


Jonathan Rubinstien
(1 posts)

12/11/2014 02:46PM

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Re: Home-made stud and/or spot welders
Posted by: homemadetools
Date: December 11, 2014 02:56PM admin checking in. Thanks for the kind words :)

Try our "spot welder" tag: spot welder tools

BTW we've got a couple of homemade tools from listed on our site: Homemade tools from (James Bowler's Hammerforming Setup and Bill Young's Rotisserie). If we've missed any that you'd like to get listed, let me know and I'll get them added. We always fully credit the original builder and forum, and link back to the originating post.

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