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  1. Just found another post regarding push or pull...

    Just found another post regarding push or pull MIG welding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtlOOOTpZYM&ytbChannel=null
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    My local Tradetools store has just brought in a...

    My local Tradetools store has just brought in a brand of welders from Weldclass called Weldforce, had a quick look at them and spec wise they seem quite good. No idea on longevity and reliability...
  3. No problem, as for the video, it sounded a bit...

    No problem, as for the video, it sounded a bit like it was short circuit to me, which from memory doesn't have as noticeable a difference as what you get when in spray deposition. At about 7min in or...
  4. The top pic has under cut where the arc has meted...

    The top pic has under cut where the arc has meted the top edge and still wobbly, just had a thought, are you holding the torch with one hand? If you are, use two hands, place one hand on the bench to...
  5. There quite a few test examples on the internet...

    There quite a few test examples on the internet comparing the effects of both methods, I did find one good video about a week ago which I was going to link but unfortunately can't find it now,...
  6. Your beads are lumpy and the edges of the bead...

    Your beads are lumpy and the edges of the bead where it meets the parent metal is standing up and not blending in. Also check your angle of the torch as "pipeclay" mentioned, pushing it is...
  7. They look like quite cold beads, up the voltage...

    They look like quite cold beads, up the voltage and possibly the wire speed as well. That pic with the contamination, at a guess it looks like you forgot to open the valve on the regulator, so once...
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    With my past experience with Everlast I would not...

    With my past experience with Everlast I would not buy another one, whilst you get a reasonable unit for a cheapish import machine and a 5 year warranty. My Everlast unit decided to stop working after...
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    My son in law asked me a few days ago to give him...

    My son in law asked me a few days ago to give him a recommendation for an arc welder as he was looking at getting one so he could practice on, he gave me a link to a CIG Weldskill 180A that he had...
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    Way to go! See it pays to be sure.

    Way to go! See it pays to be sure.
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    I would definitely check, I try to never pass up...

    I would definitely check, I try to never pass up a bargain, you never know when it might be handy much to my wifes disapproval :D.
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    Welcome to welding! On a side note, if you are...

    Welcome to welding!

    On a side note, if you are going to get an extension lead for welding outside, get one that has 2.5mm square cores in it, and not the 1.5mm that a lot of them do, you might...
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    Nothing like the "new box smell"! Last thing...

    Nothing like the "new box smell"!

    Last thing is when comparing duty cycles, be sure to compare the temps that the duty cycle is rated at and also the amps. Some machines are measured at 25C and...
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    Unfortunately most welders are built to a price...

    Unfortunately most welders are built to a price point and you have to decide on whether you can justify spending thousands on something that you will only use once or twice a year, but it makes the...
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    In my opinion, for the extra couple of hundred, I...

    In my opinion, for the extra couple of hundred, I would get the new one, due to the fact that you get a warranty. They can be expensive to get fixed and from what you said it would save you a long...
  16. Thread: Best 3 phase mig?

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    Unfortunately that is like saying what is the...

    Unfortunately that is like saying what is the best car you can buy? There are lots of requirements that you have to narrow down and consider. Would a small cheap Hyundai do you or would you want a...
  17. Thread: Making arbors

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    Had a look at a couple of his videos, explains it...

    Had a look at a couple of his videos, explains it simply and has a nice sence of humour, especially his video on "how to use a multimeter" It's a classic. Check it out. I can't stop smiling!
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    That is a hard one to answer because after 40...

    That is a hard one to answer because after 40 years of welding the list would be enormous, but in general, it would start with: car modifications, play ground equipment for the kiddies, couple of...
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    Hi RustyArc, Personally I would not be using that...

    Hi RustyArc, Personally I would not be using that size welder on steel that thick, you would be better off with about 250-280A and 0.9-1.2mm wire, if that unit is all you have then bevel the edge and...
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    I think that your welding the 2.3mm rods at too...

    I think that your welding the 2.3mm rods at too many amps, I am fairly sure that 2.3mm electrodes have a range of about 40-90 amps and the 3.2mm about the 80- 130, as for Bunnings electrodes.. I'd...
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    Generally I just use a flap disk/grinding disk or...

    Generally I just use a flap disk/grinding disk or a thin cutting disk to get to the bottom of the root, in areas where that wont go such as near a corner, then I use a 1/4" Ozito router ($60 from...
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    I would assume it is because from a sales point...

    I would assume it is because from a sales point of view and the fact that most of the customers who buy that sort of machine are not welders, just only people who have the idea that they want/need to...
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    I use 15kg rolls and just put a bag of dessicant...

    I use 15kg rolls and just put a bag of dessicant in each plastic bag holding the wire, them store the rolls in an old unpowered fridge. If I am welding daily I don't bother putting the roll away but...
  24. Thread: Weld Quality

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    You would think that quality control would have...

    You would think that quality control would have picked it up, but obviously not, if that was done manually then that employee should not be welding.:oo:
  25. Thread: Tyre size query.

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    Hi, the other issue is that the Trailer ID...

    Hi, the other issue is that the Trailer ID nameplate has the size of tyres that were on it when it was first registered, so don't know what the legality is of changing tyres sizes. Having said that,...
  26. Thread: upgraded welder

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    Not sure of the exact site, I "googled" weldex 70...

    Not sure of the exact site, I "googled" weldex 70 and it was in one of the listings but didn't take notice of which one, I did go through quite a few before I got the info .

    Ed.
  27. Thread: upgraded welder

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    Hi Karl, you and I seem to be two only wading in...

    Hi Karl, you and I seem to be two only wading in on this subject, but anyway thank you for the link as I haven't been able to find one. After having a look at it I stand corrected as to calling it a...
  28. Thread: upgraded welder

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    Hi Karl, I am not too familiar with either his...

    Hi Karl, I am not too familiar with either his machine or the rods as I don't usually stick weld, I just got those specs off the rod manufactures site so I assume that they know what the rods can do,...
  29. Thread: upgraded welder

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    At a guess, the Vortex DX13 OCV may not be high...

    At a guess, the Vortex DX13 OCV may not be high enough, not sure of what the specs are on his machine, those electrodes needs 70V+ as a minimum and I think it can run on anything AC,DC and a earth +...
  30. Thread: upgraded welder

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    Hi, If you have more of that same size cable and...

    Hi, If you have more of that same size cable and you need longer leads then that size cable will handle more than what your machine can ever put out, I take it that cable is actual battery/welder...
  31. Thread: upgraded welder

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    I think in general that the 7018 low hydrogen...

    I think in general that the 7018 low hydrogen rods need more amps than 6013 ones. I bought a 5kg box of 4mm sticks a little while ago just to practice on as I only have ever used the 6013, and went...
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    Then in that case it is more than adequate! for...

    Then in that case it is more than adequate! for 4mts, that is next to nothing, no voltage or amp loss what so ever.

    Cheers

    Ed.
  33. Thanks for that link, those prices are different...

    Thanks for that link, those prices are different from the ones I got from the Speedgas Qld branch and these are from National. I think that they apply only in NSW cause it's quoting me $289...
  34. Thread: upgraded welder

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    Hi Azzrock, Are you measuring the actual diameter...

    Hi Azzrock, Are you measuring the actual diameter of the copper cable or the external diameter including the insulation? The reason I ask is because if the diameter of the actual copper is 10mm then...
  35. I rang Speedgas the other day enquiring about...

    I rang Speedgas the other day enquiring about their E size gas cylinders (4.0 cubic mts) and that cylinder to buy was $496 ( D size to buy is $376 and 1.7 cubic mts) and I don't think it included...
  36. Hi, although this was posted a while ago, I...

    Hi, although this was posted a while ago, I thought that I would throw my 2 cents in on this one for clarity, despite what the "gas manufacturers suggest" you use, in the forty odd years of MIG ...
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    You sometimes need it when threading, and for...

    You sometimes need it when threading, and for left handed threads. I used reverse on mine for the first time about a week ago when doing a 30mm x 3.5mm thread on stainless, no matter what setting on...
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    I am also currently looking for a 3 phase 3Kw VFD...

    I am also currently looking for a 3 phase 3Kw VFD with braking and they seem to be double the price as the 240V single phase ones, can't find any used ones either, so have now started making...
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    Hi, I have welded all my life and use MIG for the...

    Hi, I have welded all my life and use MIG for the majority of the welding I do,also do TIG and stick, price wise I would spend a bit more and get a slightly better machine. The low price units no...
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