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Safe ss weld discoloration remover

March 26, 2015, 5:10 pm

(I posted this to RCM -- 'didn't think to post it here, where it would do more good) The question of how to remove the oxide discoloration resulting from welding stainless comes up from time to ti... Read more »

brazing copper to nickel, high working temperature

March 20, 2015, 9:36 am

Anyone know of a good filler for brazing copper to nickel alloys, to be use at a high (eg 800C) working temperature? Thx, -- Peter Fairbrother Today I saw a solar eclipse!! AND: Spring is spru... Read more »

Miller Aerowave HIGH TEMPERATURE false alarm

March 15, 2015, 5:27 pm

I have this Miller Aerowave TIG that I bought at auction. It does power up, however immediately after powering up it displays a HIGH TEMPERATURE alarm and does not weld. Here's what I know: *) ... Read more »

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 »

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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 »


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 »


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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »