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Question on MCAW, Ernie?


February 25, 2015, 5:36 pm

I'm looking for some help for a friend up in Canada. He is going to be tested on MCAW E70C/6, 045 diameter in all positions groove (2g, 3g, 4g) test coupons. However, he can't find the parameters ... Read more »

troubleshooting power supply branson


February 25, 2015, 9:07 am

Hi, I have a problem with POWER SUPPLY MODEL # 943m. When starting up the power supply appears a malfunction Battery RAM not init. Can you give me support with that? Obis Brea Thanks, Read more »

Made this T-slot table today

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February 20, 2015, 7:49 pm

My guy, at my behest, made this T-slot table. The top is a part of some super duper precision custom special CNC honing machine that I bought for parts. It was ultra modern looking, but seemed to b... Read more »

New Lincoln hood eval.


February 10, 2015, 2:22 pm

All, Lincoln sent me a new auto-darkening hood to evaluate, a model series 1840. I just got it last night and haven't yet had a chance to weld with it. But a preliminary examination and looking th... Read more »

learn about subarc (SAW)


February 6, 2015, 3:55 am

Hello all I've got to learn about subarc (SAW). Only ever seen it a couple of times. Now I need to work with it and know what's right and wrong(!). I can MIG and stick (SMAW), for what that's wor... Read more »

Interesting welding videos


January 24, 2015, 11:20 am

http://www.thefabricator.com/?category=aluminumwelding&filter=video These are on welding aluminum, presented by a community college instructor. Well done & not just 3 minute YouTube stuff. There... Read more »

thick sections small fillet tolerate toe-groove (undercut)?


January 22, 2015, 4:15 am

Hello all I was left conjecturing of this point... For heavy structural sections - take example of H-column of web-and-flange thickness of 20mm (3/4inch) - welded around the periphery to an end-p... Read more »

why MIG weld-m/c max-V just get spray


January 20, 2015, 3:07 pm

Hello all I was left surprised yesterday. These Oerlikon Citoline 300T MIG machines look big and solid machines. Yet I found the machine had to be at max voltage tap available (coarse-2, fine-7) ... Read more »

I was concerned ...


January 14, 2015, 7:16 pm

I fired up the MIG earlier today to weld up a chain flail (4 short pieces welded to a disc , driven by a drill motor) to clean out my wood burning stove pipe , it's got a bit of creosote built ... Read more »

$ 140,000 / year welding


January 8, 2015, 6:39 pm

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-140-000-a-year-welding-job-1420659586 The money sounds good, the hours not so much. Dan Read more »

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Heat input - FCAW verses SMAW


I'd like to hear some opinions on heat input of FCAW verses SMAW when welding a 1-1/2 thick reinforcing pad to a 1-1/2 thick rolled and welded cylinder. Both items are SA516-70. The weld required is ... Read more »

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Tell me about pulsed mig


I have had a couple of guys ask me about aluminum fabbing. I know that lots of things that are associated with aluminum are expensive. Mainly, it would be a shear, bender, plasma cutter, and weld... Read more »

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Welding School in Houston, Texas

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Hi y'all. I'm looking for some formal training in welding in Houston, Texas. I've looked at the web sites for various places, but I wanted to get opinions from the folks in this group. I'd prefer a p... Read more »

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CHECK FOR VIRUSES NOW!


Rod: Regardless of your current anti virus software, that I hope you update daily, go to: www.pandasoftware.com/ Use there free online scanner located at the middle of the page on the left. Then choo... Read more »

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Avoid welding distortion


I have to make a fair number of 5' x 5' aluminum frames out of 1 by 1/8 6061 aluminum bar stock. Each frame is subdivided by additional aluminum pieces into a grid of 12 by 12 squares. I am looking f... Read more »

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Mig welding books


I see this book on my E-mail from HF. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90696 Is this book any good? I am looking to teach myself Mig and Oxy until fall then go to our ... Read more »

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what diameter wire to use to get 3/4" fillet in 1 pass?


What diameter wire to use to get 3/4 fillet in 1 pass on 1 1/2 thick steel plate? Read more »

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Funny Welding Cartoon


Heheh, found this on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oSdWqerwxM We weld the children... no mommy no! lololol ------------------------------------- ##----------------------------------------... Read more »

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Plasma cutter flow rate requirement

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I am buying a plasma cutter, and my welding supplier is pushing the Miller 375. Very light, small machine, but it does cut nicely on 1/4. I wanted to go up to a Thermal Dynamic 52, with double the... Read more »

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Storage shelf welding project completed


The storage shelf project I used as justification to buy a welder is now complete. (and I ended up with a second new welder as well). Here's the project told in pictures.... http://picasaweb.google.... Read more »