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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 »

brazing/soldering pot metal (again)


June 22, 2019, 6:28 pm

I'm sure this has been covered a bunch of times already.... I fumbled my antique band saw getting it out if my truck. Of course it lan ded on the pully(wheel) and bent it to the point of cracking.... Read more »

ER70s2 vs ER70s6 for TIG


June 13, 2019, 1:33 am

I kind of had the impression that you used 70s6 for your run of the mill mild steel and 70s2 for things like 4130 tube. Recently watching some video on YouTube a fellow was showing off his skill... Read more »

Ship Anchor Chain Mailbox Post


May 23, 2019, 2:32 am

I always dreamed to have a mailbox made of welded ship anchor chain. I finally was able to obtain a good length (like 15ft) of real ship anchor chain with huge links (6 or 8 inches, I forgot). Boug... Read more »

dead welder


May 22, 2019, 6:44 pm

switch and the overheat breaker , not much else to go wrong in their but the control board . I've also checked the cord for continuity . Today while troubleshooting I plugged it in and turned it ... Read more »

Blue fire 189


May 4, 2019, 5:10 pm

My unit runs but sounds like something is behind the fan Read more »

chip slag impacting electric tool


April 29, 2019, 8:17 pm

Hi Have lovely electrodes - Bohler Phoenix Spezial D 7016's - which normally give easy self-detaching slag. But when filling a groove, if proving anything but easy to remove. With lots of smiles... Read more »

Tig Torch Stand


April 25, 2019, 2:29 am

How important is a stand for your TIG torch? You can buy them so cheap its not worth making, and of course I have metal (and magnets) all over the shop so I could certainly make one, but will I ... Read more »

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Rebuild Cost for Two Stage Regulators

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I have a vintage pair of two stage regulators, an OXWELD R65 and an AIRCO B40. Can anyone provide any guidance about the cost of rebuilding these units. If the cost is competitive with purchasin... Read more »

Thermal Arc 300s questions

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I have the opportunity to buy a Thermal Arc 300S power supply unit (no leads or torch) for $450. I'd like to learn TIG, and this looks like it might be a good opportunity, but I don't have 3 phase po... Read more »

Adaptation of Golf Cart Starter Generator

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I am interested in adapting a small engine starter/generator such as might be found on a golf cart or lawn tractor to fit my Lincoln SA 200 welder (old enough to never have had a starter - or ring ge... Read more »

To Buy a Welder/Plasma Cutter...New or Used?

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In my quest for welders (MIG/TIG/Stick) and plasma cutters, I have heard many opinions as to whether to buy new or used. What is your opinion as to whether someone should buy new or used? What did... Read more »

Finger tip current control for Miller syncrowave

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Do I have to use the Miller control or are there others that I can use. It's an old Syncrowave 300. The old pot measures 1K ohm. Seems mine dies every few years and now they are over $200 to repla... Read more »

TIG welding molybdenum ??

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I know I should learn to walk first, but can one TIG weld molybdenum components with conventional equipment ? Steve Read more »

Stiffer aluminum MIG wire

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I can't find the original thread but I said I'd report back on the type of aluminum MIG wire I've been using very successfully without a spool gun. The reel simply contains the label Al5Mg -- which I... Read more »

Aluminum Alloy on Truck Dump Beds?

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Anyone here know what is typically used on aluminum dump beds? This is a 12yard (approx) dump body with a fifth wheel in BAD need of repair. Just need an idea of what sheet material to order. Thanks ... 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 »

Brazing Q'

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I finally got around to have fee time to my self today. I thought I would teach myself Brazing. I did weld everything I set out to weld on with out them falling apart, but I could not get the stacked... Read more »

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