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Old Miller TIG - Can I use my 212 (not autoset) As a Power Source


January 3, 2018, 10:15 pm

My dad brought this by my shop yesterday evening. http://tacklemaker.info/gallery/1_03_01_18_3_13_45.jpeg Said I could use it indefinitely (that usually means he's never coming might be suitable ... Read more »

Spot welders?


December 15, 2017, 9:09 pm

--Hi gang. I'm looking to get my hands on a spot welder. 220v single phase power available and hope to get something I can put on a pestal (I'll make one) and use to tack stuff together, probably... Read more »

Welding Up a Tube Frame Table With Minimal Clam Shell Distortion


December 13, 2017, 6:07 pm

I want to weld up a modestly heavy steel table to build a 4x8(+) CNC router for sheet goods. I can of course take the attitide that sheets goods are mostly just cut through so as long as the spi... Read more »

Welder don?t work


November 30, 2017, 5:01 am

I have a linde Utiliy welder that I took on a trip to do a little job on the way I had to make a quick stop and the welder tipped over and now it don?t work I have checked everything I can think of a... Read more »

Lincoln Ranger won't weld.


November 20, 2017, 3:12 am

I have a Lincoln 8551 weld-power unit that welded fine last December. Started it to use two weeks ago and it won't strike an arc. Polished the armature and the brushes are in great shape, that about ... Read more »

7016/Basic pipe v-up 5G/6G root technique


November 18, 2017, 12:43 pm

What is the technique for upward rooting a V-prep pipe root with 7016 - the likes of Filarc 56S? What is your technique? Read more »

Cheap Gas Lenses vs name brand gas lenses


November 13, 2017, 11:21 pm

Has anybody used the cheap gas lenses for TIG welding that are available off Amazon and other net sites? The cheap ones cost $2.50 each while the name brand ones cost $10 to $12 each. I am wonder... Read more »

Question about TIG Rod


November 2, 2017, 5:02 pm

I have a project for aluminum rod. Tig rod is cheap and available. I see that 5183 has higher shear strengths than 4043. is 5183 stiffer than 4043? If a bird sat on the end of a 24 piece which ... Read more »

TIG and 309L ?


October 12, 2017, 3:26 am

round hay bales . The highest stresses are on the round spike that pierces the bale . That's part of the failed structure , and I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to use the TIG welder and ... Read more »

Rod size 7016 7018 6G pipe butt v-up tube-to-plate fillet?


October 1, 2017, 9:38 am

I want to get practicing for SMAW Coding - the two full-range Codings fillet and butt. I'm in the UK. 3/32 = 2.5mm 1/8 = 3.2mm Would you go for root & fillet-corner 3/32 - 2.5mm 7016 fill an... Read more »

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Lincoln TIG 300/300 help

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Greetings, Does anyone out there have any servicing information for a 80's vintage Idealarc 300/300? I've put the unit on a load resistor and can only get it to deliver about 50A worth of current ... Read more »

Lincoln Precision TIG 185 parts?

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Hello all, I really like my Lincoln Precision TIG 185 and (as a beginner) I have been able to progressively improve my skills. I found Stainless to be very forgiving and I seemed to pickup that skill... Read more »

HSS truss fillet welds

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I just finished a design for an open web joist made out of square HSS (hollow structural sections). I notice that the diagrams in AWS D1.1 (god bless inter-library loan) detailing fillet weld fit up... Read more »

MIG Welding vertical surfaces

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Hi, On the weekend I was welding 3mm angle iron together.. I got some great looking welds when I was welding on a horizontal surface, but it all turned pear shape when I tried welding the same two su... Read more »

calculate wire consumption

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Greetings, In GMAW process, is there any free software to calculate wire consumption in fillet and butt weld? SALAM Read more »

propane torch conversion to natural gas?

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Brazing, not welding, but .. I have some propane/air torches I want to convert to natural gas (methane). Can I just swap the jets - and should they be bigger or smaller? How much? Thanks -- Peter Fa... Read more »

filling gap in cast iron

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I have replaced a stud in a cast iron exhaust manifold, but as luck would have it, one of the studs that I had to drill out, resulted in a oval hole instead of round. I have replaced the stud, but n... Read more »

TIG high frequency trips GFIs in shop... WHY!!???

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Okay you geniuses out there... I have a Miller Syncrowave 250 TIG machine. I normally use the high frequency start when welding, but 90% of the time, it trips a GFI outlet. This GFI is on a differen... Read more »

Syncrowave 250DX vs Precsiontig 275

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I am looking at getting a new machine that will deal with aluminum better than my old Dialarc. Has anybody compared the Miller Syncrowave 250DX to the Lincoln Precisiontig 275? I am leaning toward ... Read more »

Pulser MIG Add-On

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Another thread got me to thinking about this. Somebody implied that most of the MFGs just want to sell you a new power supply rather than tell you how to do with what you have. I've got a Mille... Read more »

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