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Author Topic: Correct way to de-tab?  (Read 11800 times)

Offline SONIC.

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 02, 2013, 14:21:01 »
I swear this site if the safest bunch of guys I've ever seen.
Pair of sunglasses and no gloves for me  8)
I hate grinding in gloves, I have no control in gloves big enough to do any good, and mechanics gloves are useless against a grinder wheel.

Although I did have to get a piece of metal drilled out of my eye once. So theres that.

Offline Math750

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 02, 2013, 14:38:20 »
Pretty much the way I was looking at doing it, just starting to search around for a cheaper way of purchasing the flap discs as they are around $15-20 each for a 110/115mm size one at local hardware stores :O

First time I saw something that is cheaper in Brazil, flap discs here are about $ 3 each for the same size! hahaha

Offline Bert Jan

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 02, 2013, 17:23:26 »
Over here in Holland you've got this francise store called 'Action'. They've got 10packs of cuttingdisks for 2,99 euro and a 5 pack of sanding disks for 2,49
Hey, they may not last as long as the 15$ ones, but for 15$ i can buy 30 of them hehe

As i cut, de-tab and weld on a daily basis, i figured i best buy the cheapest ones as i use them so much.

Offline hillsy

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 03, 2013, 00:36:09 »

Although I did have to get a piece of metal drilled out of my eye once. So theres that.


Yep. Welding gloves and helmet work pretty good.

Offline o1marc

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 03, 2013, 12:52:53 »
Sawzall and a grinder.

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 03, 2013, 14:13:21 »
Sawzall and a grinder.
I'm with mark.
I use the sawzall first, then a grinder on the ones the saw won't reach, then the flap wheel.

Offline Scruffy

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 04, 2013, 20:57:21 »
Cold chisel and a file, pay the Mennonite/Amish kid down the road to deal with it. What, he works cheap...

Kidding, angle grinder with cut off wheel followed by a flap wheel. And since I solid weld all the seams tight on old frames anyway, don't worry too much about perfection right off the bat. The added welds will still need to metal molded/dressed, etc.

We DO have some Mennonites nearby, but they all run dairies, bakeries and organic farms. With fairly modern equipment.
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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 04, 2013, 22:39:43 »
I'm with mark.
I use the sawzall first, then a grinder on the ones the saw won't reach, then the flap wheel.

I actually have used the recip saw a few times as well... Something about the spraying embers with the grinder while I'm cutting is just visually and mentally appealing.  :)
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Offline dewy

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Re: Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 05, 2013, 10:40:12 »

Yep. Welding gloves and helmet work pretty good.

This - motorcycle Helmets are great, but worth far too much to put in the line of duty.

I'd like the thank everyone for their input, if I can manage I may do a little practise and attempt to put together a film on how to do this.

And since I solid weld all the seams tight on old frames anyway, don't worry too much about perfection right off the bat. The added welds will still need to metal molded/dressed, etc.

Are you refering to existing welds in the frame - you redo/add to them or some such?

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Correct way to de-tab?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 05, 2013, 12:10:36 »

...I may do a little practise and attempt to put together a film on how to do this.


A video of how to cut tabs off of things? Sounds fascinating.
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