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neil1

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Smile Hi Everyone,
This is my first attempt at this forum stuff so here goes. Does anybody know where i can get a Ron Covell slapping hammer or a Dillon henrob DHC 2000?.

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jmcglynn

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Ron doesn't make the slappers any more, you'll have to make your own. They don't have to be made the way Ron's was designed, you can use an old file with the teeth ground off and an offset bent in the handle.

You don't need a dillon torch. I had one and wasn't particularly impressed by it, it was heavy and awkward to hold, and fussy to set the pressure correctly. Some folks swear by them of course. If you're stuck on gas welding get a small, lightweight torch (kent white sells the meco midget at tinmantech.com) Personally I'd recommend getting a TIG, it is just about the ideal welding tool for sheetmetal and custom fab work.

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ourdill

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hi, yes i agree the only way for slappers is an old file--i personally use old flat body files,but be sure NOT to take the file teeth on slapper face right down,,as you hit the material this will leave a small mark so you can reference your progress.. i also have a few made from old leaf springs which are a little more delicate due to the springyness(if there is such a word..) -- as for dollies,all of mine are hand made by myself out of old railway track
... time consuming but a cheap alternative which will last you a lifetime

Dill

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