Friday, August 11, 2006

Rust busting

Rust bustingI'm making good progress with the rust busting in the fish hold.

Here you see four drums of rust, the result of a hard day's work (Fred made a healthy contribution to this).

The tool you can see is a Hilti TE 104. Probably the best rust busting tool I've come across so far. It has a chuck for chisels and pointy things, to really get into the big, tough, flakes of rust, and a needle gun attachment to get at the rust pitted into the steel.

I've previously used compressed air tools, but find the electric Hilti so much more practical to use.

No matter what the tool, rust busting is a noisy occasion.

8 comments:

  1. wow, now that's a lot of rust!

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  2. thats nowhere near enough rust!.. put your back into it lad...

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  3. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Greetings from Labrador ol' buddy!. Hope to see you in Maine in the Fall. Love, R&K

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  4. Hi Rik

    Unfortunately that's most of the 'easy' stuff out.

    Now the work really starts..

    Tim

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  5. Hi Seb

    More to come...

    Cheers.

    Tim

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  6. Hi there Rick & Karen

    I hope things are going really well. Drop me an email sometime soon.

    Tim

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  7. I hope you are all wearing ear defenders? :o)) what a noisy job! no doubt about the capability of hilti tools! great bits of kit.

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  8. Hi Rob

    Ear defenders, mask, goggles, boots, and gloves are pretty much automatic nowadays.

    Even a hat from time to time, when needed.

    Cheers

    Tim

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