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  * Why and How to Use Starting and Ending Amperage for TIG Welding

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Why and How to Use Flap Discs for Grinding

Kevin shows how he finishes his sculptures with sanding pads called flap discs, or soft pads. He explains what came before, what grits are available, what he uses, and shows how they mount on an angle grinder. Then he fires up the grinder and shows how 40 grit, 80 grit and 120 grit respectively affect steel.

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