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Convert TIG/stick to MIG?
Hey - So, I have an AHP 200DX (TIG & stick), but there are times when I wish I had a MIG machine. I seriously don't have the room for both. I understand why MIG is CV and the others are CC, but I'm...
 
Holox Gas bottle - how can I exchange it
If I have a tank with Holox on the collar will I be able to exchange it? It’s a 150.
 
Video Versus the Hood
I've got four autodark welding hoods, and one with a fixed #10 lens (might be #11 I forget). Two of them are fairly cheap and two are what I call 1st stage good. Not a top of the line, but first step...
 
Ranger 8
Hello all, I've got a Ranger 8 that stopped welding. Interestingly enough it wasn't while I was welding...worked fine the last time I ran it and didn't the next. But anyhow.... I tried the 115 volt...
 
Ali GMAW - defect rates - spray, pulse
Hi Plea for real experience information. Thicker Ali at above about 130A. Probably wire-feed-speed at or above 10m/min (394ipm) Thinking of marine-grade 5000-series Al-Mg, but experience of other...
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auto darkening helmets
Hi there I dont know how many people on here are from the UK, but if you are you may like to know that Lidl are selling a very cheap auto darkening helmet. It's their own "Parkside" brand and it...
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Welded frame passing safety inspection?
Hey all, I’m about to fix a few holes in my frame by welding and started to think - will such repair pass safety inspection? I mean there must be standards around such repairs in your...
 
Astro Plasma Cutter
Can anyone tell me how much this plasma cutter is worth?
 
UK users of disposable gas cylinders
I dont know if there's any UK users on here, but I would be interested to know what you do with discarded single use gas cylinders - the small ones which you buy in places like Machine Mart ... The...
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How to Choose the Right Welding Helmet
How do you know which helmet is right for you? Learn more about your options to help you make your choice!
 
Need advice for new Welder.
Hello Nice to be here. I am very new to welding. Got everything set up today and tried out the machine on some 3mm angle. I’ve never welded before. I just start with the manufacturer’s recommended...
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Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc
Yesterday I found myself cleaning up a bit of square tube in preparation for welding and later paint. It was outside, but in SW Arizona, that just means it has developed a small amount of protective...
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50 Amp receptacle in barn with 50 Amp 240 Service?
Gentlemen, I have a barn with 50 amp 240 service. It now basically has lights and 120 outlets. Is it OK to add a 50 amp receptacle for a welder with the idea that I won't run the welder at full power?...
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Ali-GMAW property loss high currents?
Hi there. Ali Pulse GMAW... I'm trying to interpret. I tried fairly identical fillet welds on 6mm (1/4inch) extruded 6082 (Al-Mg-Si) at 230A and "+9" on trim (as hot as it will adjust) - reporting...
 
Pushing my Luck
When I setup my shop I never figured it would be so full. It was just supposed to be a warehouse for my contracting business. I never planned on it being a machine shop or that I would actually learn...
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