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I'm looking at planning the build of a cafe racer project. It currently looks like it's going to be cb600 based as I've seen a few builds that seem on the whole relatively straight forward. I'm going to be doing this on my driveway/in my apartment courtyard as I have no garage and I'm looking at doing as much of the work myself from a fabrication point. LAser cutting I could maybe get done at my work of any components, paint and powder coating I can get done relatively locally and there is a motorcycle garage workshop a mile up the road from me who could probably help with any small problems I am having. I have hand tools such as spanners and socket sets and screw drivers and allen keys and saws. I'm wondering about what power tools I may need to purchase, I need to cut the rear portion of the frame a little bit so a reciprocating saw may be a handy purchase along with a hand angle grinder. I'm more concerned about any welding I have to do, I know some people say avoid flux core welders but I've been looking at videos and people seem to be getting decent welds out of them with maybe a bit more manual cleaning afterwards to clean them up. What are people experiences and would something like a 100amp unit be enough to weld in subframe parts or other bits.