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MIG weld stainless

February 24, 2017, 8:48 am

Hello all I've ended up with a load of questions in my mind about MIG stainless and no answers. So what's you views on MIG'ing stainless? Here's the story, FWIW... I went to a trial weld session... Read more »

Miller aerowave not working, amps set to HIGH value and cannot change

February 9, 2017, 7:53 am

My coworker has a Miller Aerowave TIG welder. It did work previously. Now it does not work. The amps display shows a very HIGH number that cannot be adjusted with amperage knob. It does weld at th... Read more »

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 »

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correct setting for a rose bud tip on torch.. rating: 5

Yesterday I attempted to heat the side of the bucket on my bobcat loader in order to knock some of the dents out of it...I used a rose bud tip on my torch, but I don't think I set the oxy/act correct... Read more »

Miller Goldstar high voltage capacitors needed & questions rating: 5

I posted this to RCM too: Last week Ernie Leimkuhler held a mig welding tutorial at Grant's place ( Thanks again Grant and Ernie!). Ernie told me that the high voltage caps in the high frequency circ... Read more »

Identify uses for two welding rods rating: 5

Hi, folks, I have a couple of types of welding rod that I can't identify any use for by searching Google, Web or Groups. I've checked all the applicable subjects in this group as far back as ... Read more »

welding stellite to stainless steel rating: 5

Any comments on welding 316L stainless steel to a stellite casting, what to look for and what to avoid. Robby Read more »

20amp or 15 amp breaker with 110 mig rating: 5

Someone here once posted that if you use a 20amp breaker for the circuit that your 110 mig is on, it'll weld a lot better. I'm confused as to the reason for this. If I'm not tripping the 15 amp bre... 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 »

Universal Rod, polarity?? rating: 5

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Awl-- I'm looking for an idiot-proof rod, and just got off the phone with perhaps the largest welding supply house in these here parts, who in fact carries an idiot rod, all-purpose, all positio... Read more »

Cutting Open a Propane Tank rating: 5

I have an old propane tank that I want to turn into a gas forge. I have the burner, gauge, regulator, and hose. All I need is to fabricated the forge. My plan was to get the valve off the tank and l... Read more »

PowCon 300ST part identification rating: 5

Greetings, I recently purchased a used non-functional PowCon 300ST tig unit. Initial inspection has shown RV1(part # 902011-003) to be blown. All that was left of it was two legs sticking out of ... Read more »

Hardfacing rating: 5

Have not done any hardfacing, but looks like I'll be doing some soon. Any advice on how to run it? Hot? Cold? I've seen some very convex beads indicating running it slow and cold. Is there a s... Read more »

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