Authored by Wes Vann
3-M "Roloc" disks;
These little guys come from 3-M with a quick screw-on tab. They just twist onto the adapter that you have to get for your grinder.
They come in various grits and are great for removing rusted areas, paint, and Bondo.
What I don't have (yet) is a 90 degree air grinder for these. The grinder shown is a bit of a pain to use.
The disks are about 3 inch in diameter. You can get them (and the adapters) at an automotive paint supply.
Deep reach vise grips;
It's amazing the different types of vice grips that I've seen. These come in real handy when fabrication metal stuff! I ended up using them when I replaced the floor pans in my wagon.
I got them at the local "Home Base".
Dang, this scan just didn't come out worth a poop.
Chassis punches are named that cause they are used in the electronic industry to make cabinets. A chassis punch will make a perfectly round circle and will not deform the metal panel.
What the photo doesn't show very well is that one side of the punch goes on one side of the panel and has cutting edges. The other piece is the cup that the removed section goes into.
To use one, you have to drill a hole for the bolt to go through. The unit is asembled and then the bolt is tightened down.
The bad thing is that they cost lots! They are only for one size.
I used a chassis punch to make the holes for the power window wire boots. (that is a long, ongoing story)
I always keep some of these in the garage!!
They come in various sizes. What is strange (and must not be politically correct) is that "skin color" is only for white guys.
Ok, these are the standard tin snips. The only reason that I am showing this photo is so that I can describe the other snips in the next photo.
When using this type of tin snip, one side of the cut metal goes below your grip and the other side goes above. Wear gloves!
These are the COOL tin snips! Yes, there is a reason why one has a red handle while the other is green.
Notice that the red tin snips are at the right side of the metal being cut!! The green snips would be on the left side of the cut.
Big important point here; at all times, your hand is above the metal you are cutting.
Also note, as shown above, the red snips tends to wander to the left as you cut.