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[VIDEO] I had an interesting fail -- steel cabinet collapsed and fell


May 19, 2017, 3:03 pm

This cabinet had been in my shop for something like four years and its load did not change much. It sat by the door. Then one day it suddenly collapsed, totally unprovoked, probably due to high win... Read more »

shield neck from arc UV


May 9, 2017, 8:36 pm

Working in the UK, I can wear a boiler-suit most of the time while welding. Neck of boilersuit sometimes un-pops, and even with overhang of visor, can get a bit of a tan on neck. With general ste... Read more »

I need to drill some holes


May 1, 2017, 8:59 pm

I need to drill some 5/16 holes through 1/2 steel plate. This is normal run of the mill plate. The fella that I buy my steel from has quoted me $495 to drill 48 holes. He claims it is a hand drille... Read more »

Can I convert my MIG (A365 mig 100) to a TIG, Is this possible please?


May 1, 2017, 1:15 pm

Hi guys I'm wondering is it possible to convert my A365 MIG 100 electric pr oduct to work as an electric TIG welder using either fusion or a very thin Tungsten rod please? I basically need to we... Read more »

Made this welding table from 2" plate


April 29, 2017, 7:43 pm

http://yabe.chudov.com/Extremely-heavy-duty-10ft-x-6ft-x-31-welding-table-2-thick-2-TONS-24676/DSC_0044.JPG Kind of interesting, made from 2 inch steel plate and really heavy I-beam legs. The I-bea... Read more »

tig welder


March 27, 2017, 10:48 pm

tig high freq Does anyone here know what the frequency & initial voltage is of the high freq ac used in TIG welders? Google's offerings seem to favor client's advertising and how to weld docu... Read more »

in Ireland:


March 5, 2017, 2:29 pm

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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 »

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How much power does a welder use rating: 5

I have a Kemppi Master 1400 Stick welder that I'd like to be able to use aboard my boat I have a 2400w inverter fitted that I think is a square wave, might be modified square wave. or... I do have ... Read more »

oxygen butane cutting rating: 5

will an acetylene regulator work for butane oxygen cutting. I used butane a long time ago to cut metal but I don't remember if I used a acetylene regulator or just a butane regulator. I know I had to... Read more »

remove discoloration from stainless after welding rating: 5

Here's the project: http://www.nart.org/stuff/chess_table.html How do I remove the discoloration from welding without damaging the scratches that are in there? thanks, chris Read more »

plasma cutter operation trouble , help rating: 5

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Hi, I purchased a new miller spectrum 375 plasma cutter ran into a few problems already or may be I am just too green . operation seems simple so not sure what is wrong 2 problems.....here it goe... Read more »

acetylene gauge pulsating rating: 5

What causes a acetylene regularot to start pulsuting? The manifold is about 5 years old, with about 10 hours of use. This is my second regulator doing the same thing. Do i throw it away again and bu... Read more »

Hobart Cybertig 300 rating: 5

Just got a Hobart Cybertig 300 from a high school selling off their industrial arts equipment (sad). No manual. Anyone know anything about this machine and its specs? Has anyone used a welder like ... Read more »

Is rebar weldable rating: 5

I am thinking of using rebar for a project. Some stout shelving using 5/8 rebar. Can rebar be welded reliabley? What rod would work best? Best Regards Tom. Read more »

Argoshield/pure argon? rating: 5

I have a mig and a dc-tig. Ran out of Argoshield for the mig today (Sunday) so I tried switching it to the pure argon cylinder from the tig. My mig welding with pure argon on mild steel wasn't very g... Read more »

does aluminum spool wire have a "shelf-life"? rating: 5

I was wondering...going to start a project and the aluminum wire in my spoolgun is a couple years old. Should I replace it? Nok Read more »

Converting Old Miller To a Generator? rating: 5

I have an old Miller Big 20 300 Amp welder that I can't seem to sell at the low price of $1000.00 CDN. The motor is old (1977) but it runs well and the machine welds great, but it's big ugly and ol... Read more »

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