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1946 short hood

February 7, 2016, 7:22 pm

I just picked up a 1946 short hood and I would like to know is there any way to put an electric starter on it thank u Read more »

Tig filler metal for .04 electrode

January 9, 2016, 2:29 pm

The smallest diameter mild steel filler metal I can get from my local weldi ng supplier is 1/16, but when I use a .04 tungsten electrode, I find it har d to melt, and the bead is the classic turkey... Read more »


December 13, 2015, 9:03 pm

The day I picked up the stove grates I also picked up a small fire pot that was cracked/broken . The break is across a 2 horizontal then about 1 on it yesterday , beginning with a tack at the c... Read more »


November 29, 2015, 5:45 pm

Looking for information for power capacitor for a Lincoln idealarc 250 ac/dc single ph tomstone welder cap size and wiring info or Lincoln kit # Read more »

migmaster 250 trouble

November 28, 2015, 7:36 pm

hi I have a migmaster and its been working fine but now somtimes the d rive motor will turn when the tigger is pulled or you may have to click it a few times to get it to feed, the relays all... Read more »

Test time

November 27, 2015, 11:04 pm

I got the Invar/NiLo CF42 TIG filler today (Thanks Dan !) in the mail , now I need to learn how to use it . I have an old standpipe faucet body that got frozen and cracked a couple of winters ba... Read more »

I am trying to locate a owners manual for 230 Linde utility stick welder.

November 23, 2015, 12:05 am

I need an owners manual for my 230 Utility welder. Couldn't find a download on Google. Any suggestions appreciated. Read more »

230 Linde Utility welder

November 22, 2015, 1:52 pm

Can the 230 Linde Utility welder be adjusted 2340 V down to 120 Volts DC? Deb Read more »

Problems with Miller Bobcat 250 220 Aux. power

November 21, 2015, 5:06 pm

I got a Miller Diversion 165 about a month ago and am having all sorts of p roblems getting a steady arc. On DCEN, using a 1/16 electrode, around 50-60 Amps. Can get the arc to star t, but it imm... Read more »

Stove grate repair

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November 20, 2015, 11:39 am

I just got a call from the guy I buy my compressed gasses from wanting me to weld up some cracks in a stove grate . I'm thinking plain phosphor bronxe filler might not take the heat , and am lo... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

really fast stick welding (6013 vertical down?) rating: 5

Hi everyone What is a really quick way to put down lengths of stick (SMA) weld, when strength requirements are very limited? I've heard that vertical-down with 6013 is very quick. You come to realis... Read more »

Chill block, warpage... TIG welding thin aluminum questions rating: 5

Monday I will be starting a project which involves tigging very long outside corner seams in 1/16th aluminum sheet. The seam is set up with just the inner edges touching. Using 1/16 lanth. tungs... Read more »

Jasic (China) ad/dc welder reputation ???? rating: 5

Anyone hear any bad stories about these Jasic brand imported ac/dc tig welders? At $850 delivered these are about the best I have found pricewise. Comes with the pedal and torch and leads. Read more »

Photos of my inert gas setup rating: 5

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 »

Top 5 Welders in the world rating: 5

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Just wondering if anyone would care to list who they believed are the top 5 GTAW welders in the world. We can talk about parameters if you wish, but I'm thinking hands-on skill, talent, and experienc... Read more »

Harbor Freight Tools' Quality rating: 5

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Any way to tell from a brand name which of the tools in Harbor Freight are quality? Chicago Electric - obviously crap. Is this a Harbor Freight brand? What about Central Machinery? There are a lot o... Read more »

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