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Old 03-27-2011, 10:37 AM
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B.M. if you want a welder but dont have a lot of money or experience you should get this welder!

http://www.harborfreight.com/welding...der-98871.html

it comes with everything you need to start a mask, wire, and the welder of course. If you can use a hot glue gun then you can use this welder! I actually have one so i would know haha
I have that same welder. Using it to learn on making a bar stool racer and next will be a mini-chopper.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:14 PM
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OP, it seems like you waste a lot of your money with impulsive buys, not thinking things through.

cool bike though.......
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:50 PM
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I have that same welder. Using it to learn on making a bar stool racer and next will be a mini-chopper.
thats my welder, and its great. i cant say anything bad about it.

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OP, it seems like you waste a lot of your money with impulsive buys, not thinking things through.

cool bike though.......
not true, sometimes i almost think things through too much.

the engine from this bike is now in my kart. and the rest of it will be used in other builds.

its a good learning experience as well.

not to say i didnt get any riding from it though. i put about 5 hours on it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:26 AM
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Actually brazing can be stronger then welding in certain applications; the reason why is that when you're brazing the filler flows into the joint and coats a larger surface area then you could get while welding. So it would be a lousy method if you wanted to do a butt joint or fillet or whatever but it would work really well for something like a lap joint where you could only make a weld bead on two points whereas with brazing, if you do it right, you can make the filler flow between the two pieces of metal and you would get a bond covering the entire overlap. You can apply this to tubing by putting a metal dowel in the ends of the tubing you want to join. Or if you want to braze a piece of tubing perpendicular to another piece of tubing you can use steel bands. Both of these techniques can be seen in the Tom Thumb minibike. http://www.diygokarts.com/bike-plans/pocket-bike.html
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