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    What power tool do I need?

    I'm removing rusty sheet metal from the Firebird. I need to grind back the spot welds in an area the grinder will not fit.

    Looking on the Bunnings website, I can get an Ozito rotary tool, or a finger sander/little belt sander for under $50. Which would be better in this situation? Click image for larger version

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    I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

    #2
    Out of those two, I'd go the finger sander.

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      #3
      Finger sander.
      But ultimately finger sander and long nose die grinder are a great combo.
      Chris
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      The new nugget
      I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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        #4
        Cool, thanks. I'll go grab one before they shut.
        I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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          #5
          I bought this

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          rom here-> https://www.totaltools.com.au/123245...ries-detpwf400 with spare belts in 40 and 60 grit. Thank me later.

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            #6
            Wire wheel also works very well. Doesnt take any metal away either

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              #7
              Chassis jig.
              Originally posted by brewdles
              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                #8
                Originally posted by GreatWallGT500 View Post
                Wire wheel also works very well. Doesnt take any metal away either

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                Not for grinding back spot welds it won’t, which is what Speedy is trying to do.
                Chris
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                The new nugget
                I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                  #9
                  I bought the ozito one yesterday and it did it's job knocking down the spot welds. I'll clean up everything else with the wire brushes, they see what it looks like from the inside next.
                  I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by takai View Post

                    Not for grinding back spot welds it won’t, which is what Speedy is trying to do.
                    Ah ok. I thought he was drilling them and just wanted to clean the area up to improve visibility

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                      #11
                      I'd already done the fun part of trying to find the 20 odd spot welds holding the torque box in place. As states, this was cleaning up the jagged remains inside a 20mm wide crevice. The finger bang did the trick nicely. On to the next stage, while I wait for Rock auto to get the replacement sheet metal in stock.
                      I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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                        #12
                        Did you get the OZITO one? I've got the same one and it seems to get pretty hot for not much work. How is yours?

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                          #13
                          That's standard for all ozito stuff isn't it?

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                            #14
                            I was only running it for about 5 mins. The engine pumps out the hot air right into the palm of your hand, so I could feel that, but overall nothing I was worried about. It was cooler than my angle grinder. I've spent many hours previously with a wire brush on an ozito angle grinder cleaning up the chassis on the vette, and I think my new ryobi grinder gets way hotter, so who knows.
                            I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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                              #15
                              I didn't expect much from mine but it's almost to hot to touch after about 3 minutes of work.
                              Not too worried, it gets used once every six months.

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