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Edke6bnl

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Don't laugh now. I've been known to use my log splitter as a brake and a tire bead breaker.
my boy gave me a 8500 lb pallet jack that the legs got spread apart from miss use I put it in my log splitter with a chain a pulled them right in line.
 

Edke6bnl

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this was a quicky to cut up some long thinner logs to get ready for the splitter. the upper arm support stays on top of the unit till you bump it with the log and it falls down and captures the log for cutting20210313_123347.jpg20210313_125611.jpg
 

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my boy gave me a pallet jack that his company through away for osha because it had the forks spread apart, I put it in my log splitter with a chain and straighten it out.
LOL, log splitters with the wedge remouved make great hydraulic presses!
 

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I'm sure this has been done before, but when you have a shallow socket and need a real deep one... this one works great on the deep oil sending units...20210605_133217.jpg20210605_140837.jpg20210605_144837.jpg
 

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Wow. You guys are getting some real use out of your welders. I see some beautiful work in this thread.

My recent welding project to modify a tool, was on a farm implement to make it simpler to hook up.

With emphasis on functional rather than elegant.

 

CA_Bgrwldr

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A couple of new creations.

After being quoted $20/tire to have tires dismounted for my trailer project, and needing at least 8-12 done in total, I decided I could likely build my own bead breaker/tire remover. In the past I used a bottle jack under a drop hitch, which works fine when in the field or for one or two, but I wanted something easier.
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The original bead breaker was flat, but wouldn't bite into the old trailer tires, so I welded some teeth on it, of course the teeth are no good for tires I am reusing, which is why there is a cap made out of electrical conduit taped on it.

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The bead remover needs some work, the spoons I have are short, and trend to want to flt back at you when under tension. They work well with cheater tubes on them, but plan to buy a good bead remover tool, and design a hub that allows me to walk it around removing the bead over the rim edge.

Also made this,
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While not a tool, it makes using a tool much more comfortable,
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Now no more stooping due to weed eaters being made for average height or shorter people
 

Gary Fowler

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A couple of new creations.

After being quoted $20/tire to have tires dismounted for my trailer project, and needing at least 8-12 done in total, I decided I could likely build my own bead breaker/tire remover. In the past I used a bottle jack under a drop hitch, which works fine when in the field or for one or two, but I wanted something easier.
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The original bead breaker was flat, but wouldn't bite into the old trailer tires, so I welded some teeth on it, of course the teeth are no good for tires I am reusing, which is why there is a cap made out of electrical conduit taped on it.

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The bead remover needs some work, the spoons I have are short, and trend to want to flt back at you when under tension. They work well with cheater tubes on them, but plan to buy a good bead remover tool, and design a hub that allows me to walk it around removing the bead over the rim edge.

Also made this,
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While not a tool, it makes using a tool much more comfortable,
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Now no more stooping due to weed eaters being made for average height or shorter people
I like the hand extension idea and have never thought of doing that, BUT I may do that now. I dont do a lot of weedeating now (I prefer to hire some teenagers to do that) but I do have the same problem with having to stoop so I do see a project in the future.
As for tire bead breaker, it looks great but, I cant recall the last time I had a flat tire that I had to change myself. $10 is easier to part with to have someone else do it rather than the sweat and energy that I would need to do it (plus buying all the tools).
 
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