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Old 06-06-2008, 09:10 PM
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Sorry guys I was going to go buy some brand new thinner steel today to practice on and report back. Thought I would start there so there would be no issues with clean metal and good grounds and figured a tad thinner metal would help also. But my fiance's car developed an intake manifold gasket leak which took priority.
I plan on getting the new clean metal...possibly tightening up the tension screw on the wire feed...and losing the extension cord. In the mean time someone asked to borrow my welder and since I'm occupied by intake gasket leak I told them to give it a shot and let me know how it works. They have a tad more experience than I and I will see if they have the same problem with it or not. The wire came with the unit from Lincoln so I would assume its decent quality. I will post again when the person is done borrowing it and let you guys know if they had any luck with it or not. Appreciate all the replies.

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loaning tools.......

you committed a serious error. you DO NOT loan good tools to friends. its ok if they are going to use them,where you can see the way they take care of your tools. ive had many tools brought back "that just broke" one of them was a brand new (i never used it) worm drive saw,the clown cut the electrical plug off it,with the saw. then proceeded to patch it with duct tape,then got mad when i made him go buy a new cord. sorry,just my rant.....
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sounds like you need new friends.

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you committed a serious error. you DO NOT loan good tools to friends. its ok if they are going to use them,where you can see the way they take care of your tools. ive had many tools brought back "that just broke" one of them was a brand new (i never used it) worm drive saw,the clown cut the electrical plug off it,with the saw. then proceeded to patch it with duct tape,then got mad when i made him go buy a new cord. sorry,just my rant.....
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http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/tutorial.htm

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Also, if you really want to learn and have the time, check out your local community college. Most of them have classes and would give you a great start.
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Before I forget again to post this, Thank you sdurgala for that link. I've been reading up on bits and parts, and it's clearing my mind of the "mud". Great link.


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The welder appears to be no good. My friend states it will not arc. Sent email to lincoln and waiting for reply. See how good their customer service is now. Wished I hadn't thrown that darn box out! But i did register it for the warranty when I got it so at least I did something right.
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