How to fix broken metal table leg?

If you have a broken metal table leg, there is no need to replace the entire table. With a little bit of effort, you can easily fix the leg and have your table looking as good as new in no time.
What you will need:

- Hammer
- Pry bar
- Pliers
- Drill
-1/4-inch drill bit
- Tape measure
-piece of wood (2x4 or similar)
-reciprocating saw
-angle grinder
-metal file
-welding torch
-wire brush
-mig welder
-protective gloves
-protective goggles
-heavy-duty work gloves
Step 1: remove the damaged table leg
Using a hammer and pry bar, remove the damaged leg from the table. If the leg is attached with screws, use the pliers to remove the screws. If the leg is welded on, use the reciprocating saw to cut through the welds.
Step 2: measure and cut a replacement leg
Using the tape measure, measure the length of the exposed metal on the table where the leg was previously attached. Cut a piece of wood that is the same length as the exposed metal.
Step 3: drill holes for the screws
Using the drill and 1/4-inch drill bit, drill four holes into the piece of wood. Two of the holes should be at each end of the wood, and the other two should be in the middle.
Step 4: attach the replacement leg
Place the replacement leg onto the table so that the holes in the wood line up with the holes in the metal. Secure the leg in place by screwing four screws into the holes.
Step 5: grind down the screw heads
Use the angle grinder to grind down the heads of the screws until they are flush with the surface of the wood.
Step 6: file down the sharp edges
Use the metal file to file down any sharp edges on the replacement leg.
Step 7: weld the leg in place
If desired, the leg can be welded in place for added strength. First, clean the area to be welded with the wire brush. Then, don the protective gloves, goggles, and work gloves. Strike an arc with the welding torch, and weld the leg to the table. Allow the welds to cool before moving on to the next step.
Step 8: sand and paint the leg
Sand the leg until it is smooth, and then paint it to match the rest of the table.

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