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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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Help! My Project is a disaster rating: 5

Hi all, I recently took up welding. I've started with ARC welding as its the cheape st and most accessible. I spent a few days getting the hang of laying down beads with 6013 rod (the dominant r... Read more »

really really sticky slag on 7018 or 7014? rating: 5

Is it generally true that when slag adheres MUCH more tightly than usual on 7018 or even 7014 that your amps are too high? Grant Erwin Read more »

Gas lens for Miller 180SD? rating: 5

Where can I find a gas lens and pyrex cups for the original air-cooled torch on a Miller 180SD. I looked on the CK website, but they do not cross reference the gas lens to other torches. I'm also loo... Read more »

can't get a 6013 weld on a t join. complety gone bonkers!! rating: 5

just when i thought i had my 6013 flat welds looking great I started trying T joints. I get two parallel beads on each plate but no joint. Oddest thing ive ever seen. I was using 3/32 6013's on 1/8in... Read more »

high freq for dc250 lincoln rating: 5

Hi, I have a dc250 lincoln cc/cv welder that i'd like to hook up a K799 or older high freq unit on for TIG. But while looking at an owner's manual for a Lincoln high freq arc starter it said somethin... Read more »

SMA rod burn galv & primer 6013 vs 7018 rating: 5

Hi all Reckon 6010 would be best. But 6010 very rare here in UK (please trust me on this, N.Am. folk). Between 6013 and 7018, which would be best? Have close fit-up between 2mm thk galv'd and 8mm th... 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 »

acetylene gauge pulsating rating: 5

What causes a acetylene regularot to start pulsuting? The manifold is about 5 years old, with about 10 hours of use. This is my second regulator doing the same thing. Do i throw it away again and bu... Read more »

Thermal Arc 3 or single phase rating: 5

I have a Thermal Arc 250 GTSWSE AC/DC welder and need to know if it can run on 220v single phase and if so what is the setup wiring etc. any advice is much appreciated thanks Brian Read more »

HOBART MEGA-FLEX 450 RVS question rating: 5

Someone is offering me a HOBART MEGA-FLEX 450 RVS welder at a price that is hard to refuse. My question is, are they usable with any wire feeder or they require a special wire feeder. Thanks i Read more »

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