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Old 02-15-2010, 06:19 PM
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maybe tomorrow i will have to crank her up some
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:50 PM
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7014 is stupid easy to work with, its all I have ever used.
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I hate 6010/6011 rods... Such a pain to get a weld to even look decent. 70 amps is too low like tyler said. I believe last timei used around 120.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:53 PM
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Freakboy it don't get any better than the one you posted.As far as arc rods give me 6013 any day.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:04 PM
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Freakboy it don't get any better than the one you posted.As far as arc rods give me 6013 any day.
i really wish i could acctualy weld like that lol... i have only done mig and arc before... the mig didnt turn out to bad ill have pictures up when i get the floors in my truck.
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Heres a few aluminum Tigs, this was the first time tigging in a few months so i was a bit rusty.


My camera sucks at close ups...or i suck at setting my camera haha.
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My 7year old Lincoln 175. It keeps going and going and has paid for itself 10x over.

I'll have to take a better closeup.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:39 PM
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lets see...

high pressure ASME procedure 2g fixed position. GTAW-ALU

welded with http://www.millerwelds.com/products/...rowave_350_lx/




i would love to show you guys my ASME 2" steel pipes welded in 6g with 4011 root pass and 7018 capping but i dont have pics of them :s


same welder as above...





stainless tig welds on my jet engine's end cap... welded with the symcrowave



smaw 7018 weld with the syncrowave



FCAW 1/16" gas shielded wire weld with this welder http://www.millerwelds.com/products/mig/deltaweld_452/



steel tig weld with syncrowave...






Tig welding an aluminum coke can is most definately no easy task with any tig welder. those were some nice beads on the can too! My hats off to you!
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:24 PM
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I still want to see somebody weld the thin part of a coke can.
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give me an electrode small enough and a magnifying glass.
i will give it a try
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I still want to see somebody weld the thin part of a coke can.
You would need an expensive setup, with our miller at school i cant even get a puddle without burning though, its just so thin. Maybe if i had a smaller electrode...
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I wish i could TIG... I can only seem to manage to fuse stuff together, if I need to use the Filler rod, Im not in anyway steady enough to do it.
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I might try weld cans with my stick welder (cough cough)
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:42 PM
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so, i tried 90 amps on 1/4" place with an 1/8' 6010...
lmao i had three plates when i was done.
not sure what welder you guys are using, but the Lincolns the school has will cut plate 1/4" when you have them cranked up that high

so i turned it back down to 70 amps and buzzed right along

did a nice AL weld today. about a foot and a half section of 1/16" AL sheet rolled up
almost perfectly smooth along the length until i dropped the tungsten in the AL
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I'm an admitted self taught hack when it comes to welding. To up the ante I use cheap garbage disposable equpment to boot. My crappy equipment and shoddy skills have held a lot of stuff together over the years however, so I felt I should step up to represent the cheap, unskilled population on this forum.

Pictured below, a bracket made from 1/8" hot roll 1" band and a cutoff of a 1/8" hotroll RHS tube. It's definitely not my best work, but is a fair representation of the crap I churn out. I included a pic of the welder set to the settings I used on this piece just for goofs.

Welder is a reconditioned 220V Harbor Frieght MIG 151, purchased for $140 back about 3 years ago. Coincidentally I bought my CO2 mix bottle for $140 locally also, the regulator for it was another $50. Wire is .030. So this is a cheap $330 setup but has served me well over the years. I've welded on nicer equipment before (the original blue boxes) and the quality shows, but for the general garage jack assery I engage in the HF crap does just fine.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:02 PM
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tyler, what metal are you welding on and in what position?

chet, that looks more like a stick weld to me (but still looks good)
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I thought I had pics of some overhead stick welds, but I don't know where they are.

Stick


Tig (needs more filler)


Welder
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ok here is my go i helped a freind tig a drag car cage for his nova and that was the best weld all day.

i cant remember what machine i was using
I know ive seen that weld somewhere. I used it in a school project

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/...o-steel-1.html
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I know ive seen that weld somewhere. I used it in a school project

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/...o-steel-1.html
wohoo you figured it out!
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wohoo you figured it out!
You wish(and me too).

My welds look like crap. i can get a pretty good bead out of a mig and i can arc weld flat pretty well, but my arc welds usually look like ****. Its probably the 6011 rods.
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