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Welding bench thickness

September 29, 2014, 2:50 am

How thick should the steel of a welding bench be? I guess it will vary with what you want to use it for; in my case pretty small, less than 150 amps, but better than average precision. Thanks in ... Read more »

400 amp, Lincoln Tig welder

September 10, 2014, 6:22 pm

Hi folks, I am moving and going to be a lifelong resident in my travel trailer. I have a 300 amp (factory says it will do 400 all day long), Lincoln Ideal Arc Tig welder that is too big for me to ... Read more »

Welding Muntz Metal

September 10, 2014, 1:08 pm

I used to weld a lot of Muntz using Silicon Bronze filler rod. TIG welded it using DCEP, using either pure or 2% thoriated tungsten, sharpened to a point. The key to a good weld is to watch the wel... Read more »


September 9, 2014, 6:22 pm

I am tired of how poorly the regular welding gloves I have been getting hold up so I went to the Enco website and ordered the most expensive pair they listed while I was ordering some other shop ... Read more »

what does a company need to do to get qualified or certified to have welder...

September 8, 2014, 11:16 am

This is something new to me and I need advice, I am in a new company that wants to expand and hold qualifications for our welders, and as we grow to qualify new employees and further test others as... Read more »

Plastic lenses..

September 6, 2014, 10:11 am

Welders...Traditionally I always found that when I use clear plastic lenses inside and out of the dark lense of my welding shield I got a ghost of the weld puddle on whatever I was welding. I've fou... Read more »

Which: rivet or re-weld?

August 31, 2014, 12:34 pm

I have an old Jon boat, from Sears, that has a bunch of leaky rivets. In the past I had one of these boats, not a Sears but almost identical that also had leaky rivets. I re-set all of the leaky ri... Read more »

handymig by sip

August 25, 2014, 8:12 am

I have a handymig that will not weld, there is a white wire in the gun or torch that is not connected. I would appreciate if someone knew what it is connected to. Thankyou Read more »

weld castiron brake drums

August 23, 2014, 11:45 am

any hints on making heater from brake drums, in particular joining together? Read more »

Lincoln Pro Core

August 22, 2014, 2:12 pm

This little welder never ceases to amaze me. I had to do some welding on a gate yesterday. Once I got a feel for it the job went smoothly enough. I did have one problem. At its highest settin... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Jasic (China) ad/dc welder reputation ????

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 »


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 »


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 »