|07-12-2012 04:56 PM|
Just a quick explanation of what I posted earlier about vertical welds on factory frames:
From "Welding Essentials" by William Galvery and Frank Marlowe. . .
"Do not place any welds perpendicular to the channel. Welds perpendicular to the channel concentrate stresses on just one section of the weld. This is because end welds on the patch plate prevent beam stress from being distributed evenly along the weld length. They become a new stress riser and will produce near term failure."
This is also what is taught when I took my AST apprenticeship.
|07-07-2012 10:17 PM|
I have never owned a pair of welpers. I have always just used side cutters. The welpers looks like a neat tool. Is there a particularly good brand or are they all similar?
|07-07-2012 07:28 PM|
Brian , Ebook time ?
Brian has written excellent articles on welding, Auto body repair, that newby's probably haven't seen, I printed them off a few years ago and filed them in my welding notebook , told junior to read and improve his welding,
Brian can you have links when you post. also there is a lot of great informatioon others have done, I am thinking Dan's interor-upholstery posts.
|07-07-2012 04:15 PM|
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|07-07-2012 02:04 PM|
I don't know about anyone else, but if I don't have my welding jacket buttoned all the way up and I weld for a while I end up with a nice "sun" burn in a "V" shape between my mask and jacket..... I can't imagine not wearing a mask....... I'd be crispy for sure..........
Then again If I'm Mig welding at work I usually am welding at 26-30volts with the wire speed cranked up, maybe welding sheet metal would be better, but I'd say always wear a mask, the risk of burning your eyes or getting a nasty "sun" burn aren't worth it.......
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|07-07-2012 01:36 PM|
Cutting ball off .........
Hi,IF i understand this correctly,you are taking the ball off of the wire.by touching it to the clamp !! NOT cutting the tip off with welpers??Another thing,i have been welding for over 35 years,when i am MIG welding i have NEVER used a mask,i am NOT looking at the wire tip,im looking at the brass metal wire shroud.IF im ARC welding,yes,im wearing a mask,my eyes are STILL 20/20.,AND most of my welds need very little grinding.
|02-28-2012 09:37 PM|
|02-28-2012 09:36 PM|
|02-28-2012 08:48 PM|
|sbchevfreak||Also, on factory frames, you are never supposed to weld vertically, horizontal beads only. A vertical weld on there is begging for breakage.|
|02-28-2012 04:57 PM|
had to drag this back out
I just changed the way I handle my mig welding torch when doing spot welds for bodywork
I know you should cut the tip of the wire off, every time you make a spot weld
that is a very time consuming and awkward process (I feel like I need 3 hands)
today I just stopped putting the welpers down, and now use them to hold the end of the mig torch, when making the spot weld
back to welding
it makes me feel like a welding robot
|01-30-2012 03:52 PM|
|01-30-2012 03:51 PM|
From AWS (American Welding Society) :
Shredders are driven at a relatively high RPM and could send a broken end a long distance and cause injury or death.
"Have you ever seen someone throw an axe or a knife into a big block of wood?* *Imagine that was a bystander."
Their opinion, not mine.
|01-29-2012 07:47 AM|
The combo cleared woods which was mulching down small trees. I can not imagine a more aggressive environment.
It's not the what but how.
|01-28-2012 10:27 PM|
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