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September 24, 2015, 8:38 pm

I have a new TRU-CUT cnc plasma cutter that has started acting up. It is not cutting all the way thru and it appears to be burning or at least overheating the metal because it is turning black. I hav... Read more »

Value of old Air Products model THF250ECP welder?

September 22, 2015, 1:01 pm

I am hoping to find the value of this old machine in order to sell it. I have had it for 25 years and it was used at the time I inherited it. Appreciate the help. Read more »

oversize tungstens?

September 13, 2015, 5:31 pm

Is there any disadvantage, apart from the cost of the tungsten, in using oversize tungstens? Eg, if you used 4mm tungstens for most everything at say 30-300A, is there something wrong with that?... Read more »

Lincoln ranger 8 lost power

September 9, 2015, 11:59 pm

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 »

Air Products brazing torch head

August 31, 2015, 9:47 am

I have an old Air Products cutting torch head Model 2820. Would an Air Products brazing head Model 150 size 7 or 8 fit this model? Thanking you in advance, Jim Read more »

dc, hot-start, anti-stick - any good?

August 29, 2015, 4:26 pm

I have stick welded with an old AC transformer buzz-box (and done a bit of TIG), and am considering buying a TIG welder. Several of my possible choices can do stick as well as TIG, but how much ... Read more »

TIG welding in argon atmosphere

August 28, 2015, 7:03 am

If I am TIG welding in an argon (or Ar/He) atmosphere, do I need any gas flowing through the torch? Can I recycle gas from the atmosphere eg using a fishtank air pump? Thanks - Peter Fairbrother... Read more »

good welding near vision, lenses, other fab-shop activities

August 27, 2015, 5:39 am

Hello everyone I have come to that moment of finding that my eye-sight does not enable me to adequately see the weld and weld pool without corrective lenses. There been discussions over the years... Read more »


August 21, 2015, 3:16 pm

Seems like we haven't seen Ernie/Stagesmith in many months-- like April? Are the questions to uninteresting, or are you back at sea? Hoping all is well! -- MPowell Read more »

Repairing aluminum crankcase

August 21, 2015, 10:01 am

My little tractor has had a mishap , it put a con rod out the side of the motor . Motor in question is a Kohler KT17 opposed twin . Since these are rather hard - and expensive - to replace , I ... Read more »

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Lincoln Square Wave Tig-Michigan

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/tls/1878998454.html Tig/Arc Welder - $1100 (Shelby TWP) Date: 2010-08-03, 4:40PM EDT Reply to: sale-vt3sp-1878998454@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Li... Read more »


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 »


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 »


Photos of my inert gas setup

http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Welding/04-Argon-Tank-Setup/ I am thinking of doing something extra to protect the regulator, maybe I should make some guard around it... i Read more »


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 »


Fair price for a SA-200?

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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 »


Bright Flares

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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 »


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 »


Investigation of the reduction of mouldboard ploughshare wear through hot s...

Turk J Agric For 35 (2011) 461-468 © TÜB?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 arcweld... Read more »


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 »