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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, 3:56 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 »

TIG rod sizes?

June 17, 2016, 5:48 pm

I just wound a new longer-lasting(?) spring for a garden spray nozzle from 1/16 type 312 TIG rod, which works but is considerably stiffer than the 0.050 rusted steel spring it replaces. The Airco... Read more »

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The best rated discussions

possible to replace the gas engine on old welder? rating: 5

The old welder/generator I picked up today doesn't look too bad if you sort of squint at it and ignore the gas engine, which is missing a lot of parts. I may get lucky and find a parts source, but ... Read more »

Is rebar weldable rating: 5

I am thinking of using rebar for a project. Some stout shelving using 5/8 rebar. Can rebar be welded reliabley? What rod would work best? Best Regards Tom. 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 »

What is the right gun for Miller S-52E wirefeed rating: 5

I have a Miller Pulstar 450 amp MIG welder and an S-52 wirefeed. It does not have a gun, which is my fault (forgot to take it, dumb ass). My question is, what is the proper gun for it, Miller and per... Read more »

Solar Power to provide 220 to barn for welding, etc. rating: 5

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Is it possible to use solar power to run 220 in my barn for a welder? Will I still need to have 220 run out to the barn from the house or will solar handle the load by itself? rvb Read more »

Converting Old Miller To a Generator? rating: 5

I have an old Miller Big 20 300 Amp welder that I can't seem to sell at the low price of $1000.00 CDN. The motor is old (1977) but it runs well and the machine welds great, but it's big ugly and ol... Read more »

Argoshield/pure argon? rating: 5

I have a mig and a dc-tig. Ran out of Argoshield for the mig today (Sunday) so I tried switching it to the pure argon cylinder from the tig. My mig welding with pure argon on mild steel wasn't very g... Read more »

does aluminum spool wire have a "shelf-life"? rating: 5

I was wondering...going to start a project and the aluminum wire in my spoolgun is a couple years old. Should I replace it? Nok Read more »

MIG'ing aluminum without gas? rating: 5

What happens to the weld if someone MIG welds aluminum without using Argon of Argon gas mix? The reason I ask is I have a set of aluminum exhaust manifolds on my boat. On one of them the water jacket... Read more »

Lincoln "coffee grinder" DC stick welder rating: 5

A couple of years ago I posted an inquiry about an old Lincoln 3 phase R2D2 welder I bought on ebay. Specifically, I'm wondering whether anybody has ever managed to spin one of the things from some k... Read more »

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