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Old 05-18-2007, 05:24 AM
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Spot weld w/ stud gun?

Can you spot weld with a stud gun?
(I don't have a welder but I do have a stud gun,
and I have some patch work to do)

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Jim, you can give it a try on some scrap pieces but I don't think it'll work.
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I dont see it working. For a good spot weld you need clamping pressure and amps, stud gun produces none of those.
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anyone ever try one of those spot weld guns that you hook up to an arc welder. its supposed to spot weld from one side without the clamping. i saw these in eastwood.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:55 PM
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Mrclean, I tried one of those spot weld guns, JUNK, I mean GARBAGE. Now, I don't remember it being hooked up to an arc welder. As I remember it just plugged in. I bought it, gave it a try and called the tool man to come over with a MIG the same day.

You know what I did try as well, using my MIG as a stud welder. Now, they do make an attachment where the stud is held at an angle and the MIG welds it to the panel. But I figured, why the heck couldn't you make a tip for the MIG that would hold the stud instead of a wire? Sooooooo, I had a machinest friend of mine spin me up a few (figuring I had hit the mother load by selling them ). But it didn't work! I have never talked to anyone who knows that they are talking about to explain, maybe someone here?

My MIG is a 220 205 amp and it just didn't transfer enough juice to make it stick.

I do have a shrinking tip for my stud welder, that works pretty good.

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I think it might work if you had a copper insert with a small diameter tip. Now you've got me wondering. I'll try it
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That is exactly what I did Bob. I'll go out to the garage I may still have one on the welder cart.

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That is exactly what I did Bob. I'll go out to the garage I may still have one on the welder cart.

Brian
The question was referring to a stud gun not a mig welder.
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