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Re: stud welder dent puller

To: Steve Shipley <>
Subject: Re: stud welder dent puller
From: "Chadwick E. Labno" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 20:14:51 -0500
the dent is in the upper rear outer sheet metal of the pickup bed,
adjacent to the "stake hole". No possibility to use hammer and
dolly. Thought about the puller which screws into a drilled hole
then "MIGing" the holes but wanted to try one of these stud
welders. Thanks for the advise.

Steve Shipley wrote:

> I bought one from HF and the stud welder works just fine.
> What was annoying was the puller.  It uses a knurled wheel
> with an eccentric pivot to grip the stud and I couldn't get it
> loose once I'd pulled a dent without pulling the pivot pin.
> In general, those studs are a last resort when you
> absolutely can't use a hammer and dolly.
> Steve Shipley
> At 08:58 PM 11/19/2004 -0500, Chadwick E. Labno wrote:
>> Having recently dented my truck, I find myself
>> in the market for a stud welder dent puller. I,
>> being frugal, was looking at the ones sold by
>> Harbor Freight. They have a welder with a
>> "peak rating" of 24 amps on sale for $100
>> and a "peak rating" of 39.7 amps for $120.
>> Anyone have experience with these units,
>> or general advice on the use of stud pullers?
>> For comparison, the Eastwood unit is the
>> $200 (no puller) to $300 With puller).
>> Both HF units come with a 2lb puller.
>> Thanks,
>> Chad


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