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Old 12-19-2013, 05:26 AM
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welding with short sleeves I'll bet ya'll feel sorry for me, doncha...

We will do later when you are nursing your UV burns!

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We will do later when you are nursing your UV burns!
just mig welding plug welds ,not a problem... the big thing to watch out for is getting a sun burn here in december..its a bit cold in the morning so you bundle up but around 11 -12 pm that sun feels so good you work outside in the short sleeves and whamo you got a sunburn
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It seems to me I saw a small tig for 450.00 somewhere they also sold a plasma cutter it was green...
Yeah ,woodwards sent me an e mail ....something to compare the Eastwood to anyway..Metal Working Clamps by Woodward Fab
It shows a vice just scroll down a bit...
That's a DC only unit. Doesn't weld aluminum or stainless very good. AC works better and mine has both. Woodward has a dual polarity unit down a bit on the page for $900. Average prices for each style unit.

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Warm????? I was sweating by 2 pm and had to take off my thremal shirt and work the rest of the day in a tee shirt.......welding with short sleeves I'll bet ya'll feel sorry for me, doncha...
Buy a flameproof lightweight cotton welding jacket for $35...
I sometimes wear my welding jacket at work as the boss only heats the shop to 61...
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well I wasnt so impressed with their plasma cutter I bought a much better more powerfull one much cheaper so Im not surprised about the tig ...I dont know anything about tig...except the welds look awesome and shouldnt ever be ground down they just look so pretty...a beautiful weld should be admired not ground flat...I swear If I could weld like some can I'd leave every single weld exposed and painted on the outside of my old car no grinding no filler just epoxy and paint...It would look like a beautiful Frankinstien
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Most manufacturers make a DC only Tig for half the cost of a dual polarity model. If a person only welds steel, the DC will be fine for much less than a full featured welder. I want to use it on other materials too, so the dual polarity is what I wanted.
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I have a good friend who was a special alloy welder for TVA I think. I know he is an absolute artist with a TIG. When I chopped the Merc Keller welded my stainless. He also welded some stainless trim pieces I made for a buddies 47 Buick conv that had to be made in pieces and put together.

I doubt I would ever get as good as Keller but if I buy a machine, I want one that will do what Keller can even if I, the operator, can't.

I doubt I will go back to O/A for my door but I would be very tempted to TIG it if I had the machine.

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I doubt I will go back to O/A for my door but I would be very tempted to TIG it if I had the machine.

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You want to come borrow mine ??

I would bring it down but you probably wouldn't get rid of me until April...

I HATE winter !
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see that I learned something else ..I thought 450 sounded too cheap.
I'd want the option of welding different materials too if I ever got one..
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:08 PM
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You want to come borrow mine ??

I would bring it down but you probably wouldn't get rid of me until April...

I HATE winter !
LOL, My mother always said house guests were like fish. She really loved them but thought they began to stink after about 3 days.

I can, however connect you with a good real estate agent. You do realize your snow plow business is going to suffer badly if you come.

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see that I learned something else ..I thought 450 sounded too cheap.
I'd want the option of welding different materials too if I ever got one..
Mike, I am not smart enough to know exactly what we need. I believe we need a good high frequency square wave machine that will operate at a low enough amperage to handle 24 gauge trim material. There have been several knowledgable folks who have tried to explain to me but most of it is over my head.

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LOL, My mother always said house guests were like fish. She really loved them but thought they began to stink after about 3 days.

I can, however connect you with a good real estate agent. You do realize your snow plow business is going to suffer badly if you come.

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The only plowing I do anymore is my own 440 ft of driveways. No "for hire" business.

If I move south someday, I may have to get this agent info. For now, I'm stuck here. It would be a MAJOR PITA for me to find another place that could accommodate all my "stuff" and have it moved...
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The only plowing I do anymore is my own 440 ft of driveways. No "for hire" business.

If I move south someday, I may have to get this agent info. For now, I'm stuck here. It would be a MAJOR PITA for me to find another place that could accommodate all my "stuff" and have it moved...
There is still land available in this part of the country but I can not guess what it would cost to move a collection of cars and a shop full of equipment......A small fortune I am sure.

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Mike, I am not smart enough to know exactly what we need. I believe we need a good high frequency square wave machine that will operate at a low enough amperage to handle 24 gauge trim material. There have been several knowledgable folks who have tried to explain to me but most of it is over my head.

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a high frequency........awe crap ,my head just exploded.
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more new features.

I have an old Airco AC-DC High Freq that was used at the college. The welding instructor retired and they closed down the program. Amps is set with a handle on the front of the machine. I kept it because I can stick-arc weld with the hi freq, I like that feature when doing a dirty quick repair on old painted farm and construction equipment with 6011 rod. My lincoln 255 tig is a few years old big and heavy but also can stick weld, It has a water cooled torch with thumb control. It has a pulse setting where I can set it so It has a higher amperage then pulse down. and the time interval is adjustable. That allows high enough amps to light up then automatically ramp down so you don't burn thru. then pulse again so the fire doesn't go out. On some of the new inverter machines you can also adjust the frequency.
http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/...-settings.html
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http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/...ent-pulse.html
Jody used to be a welding instructor, sells a couple things but tests and explains a lot of new products from various manufactures.

since this all started about Plasma here's jody's plasma video

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/plasma-cutter.html

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Thats a cool site Tim ,they even let me join up.. I guess they arent too picky about who joins....I watched that plasma vid and learned a few things too..
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I have an old Airco AC-DC High Freq that was used at the college. The welding instructor retired and they closed down the program. Amps is set with a handle on the front of the machine. I kept it because I can stick-arc weld with the hi freq, I like that feature when doing a dirty quick repair on old painted farm and construction equipment with 6011 rod. My lincoln 255 tig is a few years old big and heavy but also can stick weld, It has a water cooled torch with thumb control. It has a pulse setting where I can set it so It has a higher amperage then pulse down. and the time interval is adjustable. That allows high enough amps to light up then automatically ramp down so you don't burn thru. then pulse again so the fire doesn't go out. On some of the new inverter machines you can also adjust the frequency.
Tig Welder Settings Made Simpler
I get a free weekly welding video from jody at
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Tig Welding Equipment knobs and Buttons for Pulse
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since this all started about Plasma here's jody's plasma video

How Does a Plasma Cutter Work?
Excellent site. I am going to enjoy spending some time there. Thanks

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Thats a cool site Tim ,they even let me join up.. I guess they arent too picky about who joins....I watched that plasma vid and learned a few things too..
You are right Mike. Apparently they will let anyone join. I am excited about finding a source for a bit of a TIG education.

John
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