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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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Weld broken SDS bit? rating: 5

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At Habitat, we are reinforcing a granite block foundation that requires drilling 34 1-1/8 holes, 28 through. On the LAST hole, with 10 to go, the bit broke (see link). The bit is carbide tipped... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Thermal impulse from quenching red hot steel rod in water rating: 5

I want to ask members of this newsgroup if you have experienced or know of any stories about a particular phenomenon when quenching a red hot steel rod in water. I have included posting history b... 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 »

Trailer and dovetail rating: 5

Just been thinking, if a person were to build a 12 foot trailer with a dovetail, how would you add the dovetail using that 3x3 tubing I was talking about? Woud you just cut a 2 foot piece at an agle ... Read more »

welding machine rating: 5

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

"Icicles" when welding vertically with E7018 rating: 5

I was welding something (thick metal), welding inside corner, vertical, travel up, with E7018, 1/8 rods, going upwards, 110 amps or so. The weld ended up being functional, but with a couple of steel ... Read more »

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