Metalworking videos


Metalworking is one of the best hobbies, or even one of the best jobs! These videos will help when it comes to working with metal, as you can learn how to drill, cut and join metal easily with little practice.

  • 04:11 Popular Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

    Speedtaps | tapping holes with an impact wrench!

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    Speedtaps are a very fast way to tap drilled holes. The speedtaps are made from M2 steel and nitrate coated to make them extremely tough. The hexagonal heads on the speedtaps correspond with the head on the bolt so you use the same socket for the speedtap

  • 07:38 Popular How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

    How to use a magnetic base drill to drill structural steel

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    Magnetic base drills, often called mag drills or mag base drills are extremely useful. These drills are used widely in industry and construction, they can be used on any type of magnetic steel and once the magnet is energised they are almost impossible to

  • 05:23 Popular How to file key steel | Taper bush

    How to file key steel | Taper bush

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    Key steel is often used in engineering especially for couplings or fixing things to round shafts. By using key steel it means that you are not just replying on the friction from the taper fitting gripping the bar. Key steel is often used with spider coupl

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  • 02:41 Popular Cutting hardened steel

    Cutting hardened steel

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    Hardened steel can be difficult if not impossible to cut without the correct tools. Here a hardened steel bearing race is easily cut using an angle grinder and abrasive disc.Steel can be hardened by having a high carbon content, heat treatment or by work

  • 03:43 Popular Drilling through hardened steel

    Drilling through hardened steel

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    How to drill through a hardened steel bearing race using a 6mm drill bit made by Artu. It is often thought to be virtually impossible to drill through hardened steel until now, these drill bits will drill through most materials such as wood, plastic, hard

  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

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    How to use blind rivets, commonly known as pop rivets to join two pieces of thin metal together. This video also shows how to remove rivets using a drill.

  • 03:23 Popular How to countersink metal

    How to countersink metal

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    This video shows how to use a countersinking bit on a piece of metal plate in order to get counter sunk bolt flush with the surface of the metal.

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  • 06:07 Popular How to mark out metal

    How to mark out metal

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    One of the first things you need to be able to do when working with metal is marking it out correctly. This video shows how to use a scriber, engineers square, rule and centre punch to mark out a piece of stainless steel that is coloured using engineers m

  • 03:47 Popular Chain drilling metal

    Chain drilling metal

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    Chain drilling is a very useful technique especially when working with metal. You can use this technique to cut out shapes in metal that are not possible without having an expensive CNC machine or laser cutting machine. Chain drilling is often used for ex

  • 04:53 Popular How to use a hand reamer

    How to use a hand reamer

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    When a precise hole is required in a piece of material a reamer is used, because a drill does not give a very exact diameter hole. This video shows how to use a reamer in a piece of steel. Normally you would drill the hole approximately 0.2 of a millimetr

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  • 10:45 Popular How to lock nuts

    How to lock nuts

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    Sometimes you need to lock a nut or a bolt to prevent it from working loose. In this video we look at several methods of thread locking/nut locking including thread locking compound, Threadlocker, Nylock nuts, serrated washers, spring washers, castle nuts

  • 04:31 Popular How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

    How to sharpen a HSS drill bit with a diamond file

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    This video shows how to sharpen a HSS drill bit using a diamond coated file. These files are inexpensive and can be used to sharpen most items. It’s not always possible to use a bench grinder to sharpen drill bits so this is a quick and effective wa

  • 02:19 Popular How to use a centre drill

    How to use a centre drill

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    Centre drills are very common in machine shops and workshops but not well known outside of these places. This is a brief video explaining what a centre drill does.

  • 01:53 Popular How to find the exact centre of a round bar using a Bell punch

    How to find the exact centre of a round bar using a Bell punch

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    Finding and marking the exact centre of a round bar can be difficult, but by using a bell punch you can easily mark the centre in seconds. Marking the centre of a round bar or dowel has never been easier.

  • 03:03 Popular How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

    How to drill large holes in metal using a hole saw and pillar drill

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    Drilling large holes in metal can be difficult as many lager drill bits use taper shanks, which will not fit in regular drill chucks. Hole saws work well and fit into most standard chucks on most hand drills or pillar drills. Here I cut a 1 inch hole in s

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  • 02:32 Popular How to chamfer metal

    How to chamfer metal

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    Metal often has a sharp edge when cut which is not desirable, this can easily be removed using a file or angle grinder, this is known as chamfering. A chamfer is normally applied about 45 degrees to the cut edge.

  • 05:04 Popular metal thread inserts

    metal thread inserts

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    Metal thread inserts are an extremely useful way of fixing to pieces of this metal where a normal nut and bolt cannot be used or where the metal is too thin to tap. These metal thread inserts are known as rivet nuts, riv nuts, nutserts plus a few other na

  • 05:41 Popular Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

    Cut large holes in metal using holesaws

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    Using a hole saw to cut holes through metal can be difficult and dangerous if you do not know how to use the drill’s safety features. This video shows how to cut a 1 ¾” hole in some1/4 inch mild steel. It's important to use a coolant/lu

  • 02:24 Popular Cone drills | drill sheet metal

    Cone drills | drill sheet metal

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    Drilling sheet metal using a normal HSS twist drill can be difficult;cone drills make the process much easier as demonstrated in this video. Cone drills are also known as step drills. Once you have used one of these drills on thin sheet metal you will nev

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