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Lincoln TIG 200-good welder?

September 19, 2016, 11:53 pm

Everybody, Today I was buying some welding supplies and noticed the Lincoln TIG 200 welder. The machine is $1400.00 and it seems to be a nice machine for the price. It comes with an air co... Read more »

Who get the Hazardous Material Fee?

September 17, 2016, 9:34 pm

I rent a tank of argon to go with my tig welder. Every year I pay the rental plus $10 for the Hazardous Material Fee. I complained once, and got pushed to a higher level, and the the agent whil... Read more »


September 16, 2016, 3:59 am

WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS NEWSGROUP? Not too long ago, this group was very active. Has everyone migrated to a different group? If so, please tell me what/where it is. Thanks justme Read more »


September 16, 2016, 3:56 am

Long ago, Ernie suggested some quality T.I.G. gloves and I wonder what they are. ALSO, he talked about his suitcase welder. Now, I need one that is T.I.G. and such. Maybe it doesn''t have to be ... Read more »

How do you weld bandsaw blades

September 13, 2016, 9:45 pm

We just bought a spool of band saw blade stock and we want to cut it in sections and weld blades. How do we weld them so that they hold up? Read more »

Miller magic 175 wire feed

September 7, 2016, 3:38 pm

What is the price of a miller matic 175 wire feed Read more »

Here is the deal on two welders:

August 11, 2016, 2:15 am

Hi, I have two very nice welders that I would like to trade for one, very good portable Miller or LIncoln T.I.G. machine that does it all. One is a Millermatic 200 MIG MACHINE. The other is a Linc... Read more »

Put up US flag on my crane [pictures]

August 6, 2016, 11:14 pm

I hope that I have not done anything disrespectful. Put up a flag on my crane, for various reasons, patriotic and to know which way the wind is blowing. http://www.machinerymoverschicago.com... Read more »

TEST RESULTS was re: inconel or stainless

July 24, 2016, 6:02 pm

I got this oven with grates and a heat exchanger, for scrap, and I am trying to test if it is inconel or stainless. Here's a picture of the heat exchanger: http://www.machinerymoverschica... Read more »

Can 8018 and 9018 welding rod be used in lieu of 7018?

July 18, 2016, 5:41 pm

I have a few unopened cans of 8018 and 9018 welding rod. Can I use them freely like I would 7018? They are stronger, is that going to create any cracking? Read more »

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Lincoln ranger 8 lost power rating: 5

I was cleaning with a grinder stopped to hook the tig rig and lost power when I turn the fine adjustment up it bogs the welder like it welding but no output Read more »

pac 125 torch repair rating: 5

I have a Powermax 900 with a PAC 125 torch . Today the torch started smoking and I shut the machine off and took the torch apart. There is a red wire that appears to have been originally soldered to ... Read more »

Lincoln SA-200 - How to dismount engine from generator end? rating: 5

Can anybody clue me in as to how the generator is mated to the rear of the crankshaft? I have a manual for the Continental F162 engine but no documentation for the welder. Thanks, Vernon Read more »

Investigation of the reduction of mouldboard ploughshare wear through hot s... rating: 5

Turk J Agric For 35 (2011) 461-468 TB?TAK doi:10.3906/tar-1105-29 Abstract: Th e eff ects of the hot stamping process and diff erent hardfacing techniq ues, such as shielded metal arcweldin... Read more »

Bright Flares rating: 5

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Aluminum welding is coming along , just need lots of practice now . But SS is still giving me problems . Seems no matter how much or how little surface prep I do I still get these really bright... Read more »

Nascar Chassis rating: 5

I would like someone to point me in the direction of a web site that has technical information on the type of chassis used in various categorys of racing, such as modified and pro-stock. Finished s... Read more »

Fair price for a SA-200? rating: 5

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As some of you may remember, I have a couple of old short hood Lincoln SA-200 welders. A business acquaintance has developed an interest in welding and wants to buy one. However, I have a rule to ne... Read more »

10 CF Acetylene Tank - Full Pressure rating: 5

Just tried out my new small cutting setup and when I got the tank from the local supplier the pressure was way under 100 psi, maybe as low as 50, I don't remember the exact amount. Usage was at best ... Read more »

Shielding Gas Trade Name vs Composition rating: 5

I was just transfering some information I have on different gases trade name and composition. Some informationn is missing or is in conflict with various sources; Blueshield 3 in australia is diffe... Read more »

why aren't my SS TIG welds shiny? rating: 5

greets all, just a quick question.. subject line says it all. i'm not talking about the backside, either.. the top.. i can get nice solid weld beads down (stainless is a dream to tig) but i can't ge... Read more »

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