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Cold Weld ???


November 29, 2019, 5:59 pm

I made a pin puller yesterday as a project with my dad when he and my mom stopped over yesterday for Thanksgiving. Basically I welded a 5/8 mild steel rod to a pair of locking pliers (Great Neck... Read more »

Ranger 8 low welding amp in DC positive and none in DC negative


November 23, 2019, 12:19 am

was welding and current dies ---selector was bad ---changed it ---now I get low amp not enough to weld and nothing in DC negative Read more »

Lincoln Ranger stop welding


October 29, 2019, 3:18 am

I raised the amps from 130 to 145 during this is process the welder complained little spark no we disconnected the lines to see what the problem could be to the principals point of no spark at all ... Read more »

Lincoln Ranger stop welding


October 25, 2019, 11:16 pm

I raised the amps from 130 to 145 during this is process the welder complained little spark no we disconnected the lines to see what the problem could be to the principals point of no spark at all th... Read more »

tube size slides over scaffold tube


October 10, 2019, 5:34 am

Hello Is there a standard tube size which can readily be ordered which fits accurately over a scaffold tube (here in UK - 48.3mm outside diameter)? The thought is to use scaffold tube offcuts to ... Read more »

Fast, Inexpensive, Strong Drawers

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October 4, 2019, 8:24 pm

This might be metalworking or wood working. I'm seriously thinking about removing the work benches from along the back wall in my shop and replacing them with a single continuous monolithic stee... Read more »

Leaking wood furnace, boiler plate


September 4, 2019, 4:04 pm

We have a outdoor wood furnace made on if 1/4 boiler plate. It has developed a leak along a weld a door. We are wondering what rod to use for welding?. Read more »

weld shrinkage


July 6, 2019, 6:59 pm

Would acetylene's larger heated zone make it better than stick to weld a tee joint in 1 square tubing that should be as square as possible? The shorter leg will be the upright that planks are cla... Read more »

prep butt angle iron inside access only 7018 rods


July 6, 2019, 6:42 am

Hi all What is the best prep and technique * butt weld angle iron (make extra length) * 10mm thk, 150x75 section (3/8 thk, 6x3) * access only from inside the angle ( L Read more »

Stainless Steel Hammer - (its welding related really)


July 2, 2019, 10:08 pm

I was thinking about forming aluminum and prepping joints for welding and it occurred to me that depending on the alloy its really easy to bring aluminum into position with a hammer. I recently ... Read more »

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Lincoln Ranger stop welding

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I raised the amps from 130 to 145 during this is process the welder complained little spark no we disconnected the lines to see what the problem could be to the principals point of no spark at all ... Read more »

10018 rods

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I got 250 pounds of 10018 rods from an old welder friends of mine. Im using them for odds and ends as i learn how to weld. im currently taking a class at a local university. I can't seem to find ou... Read more »

Rustbuster rod?

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Does anyone have experience with the Rustbuster Rod by US forge. The user sheet claims it welds all dirty steels, all positions. The rod has a rough brown coating. Thanks, Will Read more »

how to get rid of post-welding smell

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Hi all, I've bought a welded aluminum cap for my truck, and I noticed a fairly strong manufacturing smell. Aluminum itself has no smell of course, so I guess this is left over from welding. I am wond... Read more »

Water cooled TIG torch for Miller 180SD

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Hi folks, I have a Miller 180SD and would like to do some TIG welding on aluminum 5/16 pieces for a custom throttle linkage I'm building for my Jeep. The unit came with a WP17 torch and I think I wo... Read more »

Craftsman Welder Manual

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Before I go an buy one from sears, does anyone have a copy that they would like to share of the owners manual for a Sears Craftsman Home N Shop 50 Amp Arc Welder Model # 113.201420. I have not been... Read more »

Miller Spoolmatic 30A

rating: 5

While browsing in Reliable Tool today..I found a few boxes filled with used Miller Spoolmatic 30A spool guns and hose/cable assemblies. I bought one for $50. Now..what can I do with this thing? I hav... Read more »

filler for 5052 and 6063

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What is the best filler for welding 5052-h32 sheet 0.1 thick to 6063-t52 angle 0.125 thick with a Square Wave 175 tig Thanks. Read more »

Lincoln Econotig

rating: 5

I ran across a used Econotig, complete with air cooled torch, very low hours, no bottle at well less than half of retail sticker. This would be for my home shop. I occasionally use an Lincoln Synch... Read more »

VFD/3ph Welder question?

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Anyone know if a VFD can safely (without blowing itself out) run a 3ph welder? Ive a 25hp older VFD, which appears to be unused, and a 300 amp 3ph MIG welder. Is it possible to run the welder, from... Read more »

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