Item # 21128 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper

Easiest way to achieve a perfect butt weld joint every time!
Easiest way to achieve a perfect butt weld joint every time!
Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 32.
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Easiest way to achieve a perfect butt weld joint every time!

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Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper

Product Overview:

Description

Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Welding Prep Tool Features:

  • Each strike forms a perfect 0.062” x 45° beveled flange
  • Works great on 20 to 18 gauge
  • Proper weld-prepped edges allow strong, flush, crack-free welds in sheet metal
  • The convenient hole punch feature provides clean, burr-free 0.19” holes
  • 1-year warranty

Say goodbye to gaps, warpage and blow-through when welding along metal joints by getting them ready with the Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool®. Our patent-pending design creates the perfect welding edge — a 0.062-inch, 45-degree beveled flange. Go down both sides of the edge to properly form them so you can do a full penetration MIG or TIG spot weld. Speaking of which, this air tool also has a hole punch mechanism to create the burr-free holes needed for good butt welding. Less grinding and leveling will be needed post-weld, making the entire piece stronger.

A welding edge prep tool helps you get a flush fabrication on patch panels and fender replacement. It works best on the 18 or 20 gauge sheet metal commonly used for automotive panels. Professionals get just as much from this tool as beginners do because it simply works. Watch our short demonstration video above to see the entire panel welding process or visit the Eastwood Garage online. We’ve been helping the DIY restoration and custom car community since 1978.

Warranty

1 year warranty

In the Box

Contents

One Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® and Allen Wrench

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Safety Information

Always wear appropriate eye and ear protection. Keep fingers away from moving parts.

Accessories

Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool 18 20 Gauge Sheet Metal TIG MIG Butt Welds Creates Clean Holes

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great for making plug welds but haven’t tried the butt welds.
Date published: 2023-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flanger Great edge flanger to insure great seams for welding! Highly recommend this tool.
Date published: 2023-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a pain in the butt weld. It works great. It made butt welding, well, not a pain in the butt.
Date published: 2023-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect panel review i have just kind of played with the tool but im getting ready to do a lot more with it.So far its working just as billed.
Date published: 2023-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect panel tool This tool works absolutely awesome I love it Yea
Date published: 2022-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New beginning for the 69 Roadrunner Great tool. Great quality tool. I know that I'm gonna be able to get a lot of use out of it. Thank's again Eastwood.
Date published: 2022-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tool for the job Perfect for preparing patch panels for installation
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tool for giving you the surface area needed for clean welds Creates much cleaner lines for welding panels. A simple little idea that gives better surface area for clean welds. It takes a little practice like any tool but easy to use.
Date published: 2022-04-20
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Questions & Answers

Can you tell me a weight on this unit please as I want to ship it overseas. Yes I know you don’t ship overseas, but I will use my own freight forwarder. I wish you were in Australia. I will be buying other items so I’m limited to my total weight.

Asked by: PaulyG
The packaged weight we have on file for this item is 3.2 lbs.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2023-05-02

For a beginner welder, would you suggest using panel clamps when welding a body panel or using the panel prep tool with magnets?  I’m not sure which is harder: fitting a panel so the 45s fit or grinding the welds flat?

Asked by: bgb126
Harder should not be the question. Strength should be the question. The Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper is easy for a new welder as it provides the trough for the weld insuring you will not have ground off the strength of the weld as it is in a easily created valley.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-02-10

What is the difference between this and ITEM # 31679 Rockwood® Air Punch and Flange Tool in actual use?

Asked by: Just a guy
The Perfect Panel tool is designed to put in a half V notch for your welds to sit in for a butt weld. The #31679 will put a flat flange in the panel for overlap welds.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-03-30

Will this work on 18 gauge? I tried the manual perfect panel prep tool, no luck

Asked by: Charlie
Yes this tool should work fine on 18 gauge material .
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-12-16

Can the perfect panel prep tool (pnuematic) be used inverted to send the 45° the other way, say for door skins ?

Asked by: Chuck
you can send the 45 the other way but it can not be made any larger. a tipping die and bead roller is also excellent for making the lip of a door skin
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-09-10

How to refill the flange tool with oil mine isn't closing and is there a video for that?

Asked by: Romell
Please see the Maintenance section on Pg. 6 of the instruction manual.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-30

Does this "shrink" the panel enough that you should allow a little extra material when cutting to fit the panel?

Asked by: T666
you will need to allow a very small amount extra metal, but as with any panel replacement, it is a cut and fit process.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-05-19

I will be MIG welding in a number of floor pans. Normally I am told the metal should be butted together. IF I put a 45% bend on both existing and new do I need to overlap the two pieces so they butt at the V? If so how much. Tech just said a 1/2 inch !!

Asked by: MNTOM
If your using the Perfect Panel Prep Tool, all that is needed is for the 2 metal panels to touch. The 45° will than be filled with your weld. There is no need to overlap your panels.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-07-11
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Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper
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