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Lincoln ranger 8 suddenly stop welding

January 12, 2017, 11:21 pm

This ranger 8 was working good, I stop welding for a moment then begin to weld again the engine rev up but all I am getting is a spark like striking a match I get AC power but very low. any suggestio... Read more »

Starting trucks with welders

December 30, 2016, 2:37 pm

I have a army truck with a 24v system. The batteries are getting worse, are expensive, and can no longer start it even when fully charged. I hooked up the truck to a portable propane MIG welder and... Read more »

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 »

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Argon/CO2 for TIG Welding? rating: 5

Is it reasonble to use Argon(75%)/CO2(25%) for TIG welding? I would like to test the TIG feature on an old Miller 330A/BP (new to me) but don't have the money for the Argon tank right now. I alread... Read more »

would a 3 phase welder work at all with a static phase converter rating: 5

I am looking for addvise on if that a static phase converter would allow a three phase welder too work with a some what less welding amps,or work on lower settings. Read more »

welding machine rating: 5

Hi, ho knows something about SELCO welding machine. Best, T. Read more »

need diesel-PTO-driven welder rigged as-> emergency home generator too. ... rating: 5

Thank you, Courtney -- s/v Mutiny Rhodes Bounty II lying Oriental, NC WDB5619 Read more »

Comparison Millar Syncrowave 250 DX -V- Lincoln Precision TIG 275 rating: 5

I've searched this newsgroup looking for comparisons and opinions on these two machines, just can't decide which way to go based on their brochures. My requirement is for a AC/DC TIG for the home wor... Read more »

Lincoln ranger 8 lost power rating: 5

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 »

MIG hardfacing? rating: 5

Hi. Longtime lurker, first-time poster. I just purchased a new Miller 251 MIG in preparation for another Really Big Project (RBP). Having spent the last 15 years doing RBP's with a Miller Syncrowav... Read more »

Oxy-fuel cutting Cast iron and Stainless Steel rating: 5

Cutting of cast iron differs greatly from cutting steel for example Much greater preheat is required Cutting nozzle is oscillated constantly across the cut (much like a weave bead) Oxyge... Read more »

Is this Arc welder shot? rating: 5

have a Lincoln 225-S AC welder that is really old, not sure on the year, it was given to me by a friend that has three Arc welders and couldn't remember when he had used this one last (Honest guy so... Read more »

F/S- F/T Airco Pulse Arc 350 rating: 5

Located in So. California. (Santa Ana) With new Tweco gun, matching wirefeeder and some consumables. The machine is in EXCELLENT condition and looks like it came right out of the box. It was purchas... Read more »

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