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  1. Once again, thanks Graeme. I think the brighter...

    Once again, thanks Graeme.
    I think the brighter weld was due to my auto helmet being kept indoors for too long.
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    Thanks for that, but I'm still not quite sure...

    Thanks for that, but I'm still not quite sure what the difference is between a grinding disc and flapper disc.
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    flapper disc for angle grinder

    me again.
    I have been told I shouldn't grind my welds. Is this because grinding weakens them, or that my welds should be good enough not to need welding?
    What are flapper discs? These have been...
  4. Inverter welding: Some observations/questions

    I have just purchased a BOC Smootharc 130 inverter welder and have just started playing with it on 2mm mild steel square section.
    A few things I have noticed that are also questions;
    1. I seem to...
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    BOC Welders on Special

    Just purchased a Smootharc 130 for $286 incl GST (normally $356), the 170 (yum) was $412 (normally ??)
    BOC is having a special on bits and pieces.
    I have tried to view their catalogue online but...
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    Can a bad tradesman blame his tools

    Hi there.
    A few questions from a beginner in welding;
    1. Does the distance the 'earth lead' is from the weld site make any difference to weld quality, safety, etc? I am welding small components and...
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    Thanks Dorac. It looks like I have narrowed it...

    Thanks Dorac.
    It looks like I have narrowed it down to to the 10 amp plug machines ( I think) I have been reading the Farming Ahead mag 02/07 ed, and have been looking at the;
    BOC 130 smooth arc...
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    On a similar but slightly different angle. What...

    On a similar but slightly different angle.
    What is the minimum amperage required from a machine to efficiently run a 2.5mm rod? I'e been told it is between 100-120 A. This will allow me to...
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    It seems mst generators, including mine have a 10...

    It seems mst generators, including mine have a 10 amp outlet so that rules out a lot of these inverters. Getting a real idea from these vendors on what size gene for these units has been a bit...
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    inverter welder power supply

    Greetings gentlemen and thanks for all the advice imparted from my readings of your posts.
    I currently have a $100 Ozito welder that I use with 2.5 rods on 3mm + steel. My power supply is normal...
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