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 3.5 out of 5 by 23.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect panel tool first time using a panel tool, amazed how well it works and how nice the final welds look
Date published: 2022-04-17
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Questions & Answers

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

I took it out of the box to use for the first time since Christmas. I squeeze the trigger and the jaws do nothing. Could it be low on hydraulic fluid?, the outside was cover in oil. If so what kind of fluid should I use?

Asked by: Flightmedic911
Yes, it certainly could e low on oil. This tool should be filled with air tool oil.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-30

If I buy this thing and it fails right outta the box, Will I get a replacement and if so, will I be on the hook for shipping?

Asked by: Bob B
This product will be covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee and we would take care of shipping for the unit.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2021-06-30
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Eastwood Pneumatic Perfect Panel Prep Tool® Butt Weld Helper
$89.99
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