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    My healthy dose of Aussie sarcasm may have passed...

    My healthy dose of Aussie sarcasm may have passed overhead.
    I'm no skinny-jean latte sipping hipster milennial apple fanboy, if that's what was intended- my point was quite the contrary.
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    Don't insult me. I was Using DOS before windows...

    Don't insult me.
    I was Using DOS before windows was a thing. Even ran BASH in a slackware distro for a while.
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    I have never written a cheque in my life. Nor...

    I have never written a cheque in my life. Nor have I used a deposit slip to give to a teller.
    I reckon I have been to a physical bank for personal banking maybe 3 times.
    I was 'internet banking'...
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    Drill hole to depth of pin, pin punch to collapse...

    Drill hole to depth of pin, pin punch to collapse the whole thing in on itself. Then moar hammer from the side. With some creative drill sizing, you could use existing hole for future grease fitting.
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    My golly that looks like fun. In comparison, my...

    My golly that looks like fun. In comparison, my Sunday involved sorting electrical crimp connectors.
    If Gladdy keeps it up, I might tip 'em all out and sort them again next weekend. :(
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    I'm a Binzel guy... but if it's anything like the...

    I'm a Binzel guy... but if it's anything like the binzel triggers, they are technically 1 piece according to the parts books. You could either shim it to make the existing spring firmer, or find /...
  7. You even retrofitted the fusible plug. Nice.

    You even retrofitted the fusible plug.
    Nice.
  8. The place I know running it is a gold / antimony...

    The place I know running it is a gold / antimony mine that was first mined in the 1850's. Always teetering on the knife edge of profitability, this place probably prefers the old school for one...
  9. Ethyl mercaptan is the stenching agent....

    Ethyl mercaptan is the stenching agent. Ethanethiol.

    IIRC can be smelled by humans in the parts per million range. Ie, well below the LEL of explosive mixtures such as propane/air. in other words,...
  10. On this spike occurring on the wave- It would be...

    On this spike occurring on the wave- It would be interesting to get a focus on this as it manifests at higher and lower current levels.
    Would you anticipate this is the HF burst?
    Looking at how...
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    Yes. Friction of fit > friction of rolling...

    Yes. Friction of fit > friction of rolling elements. No problem.
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    All I saw in my Mind's eye was the hideout in...

    All I saw in my Mind's eye was the hideout in Romper Stomper.
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    notch and weld. bulk cleanup with a grinding...

    notch and weld. bulk cleanup with a grinding wheel, then a lick up with a fibre disc to get those crisp edges.
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    I guess you have a point. My reception in bed...

    I guess you have a point.
    My reception in bed is prickly at the best of times :D
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    Hell yeah. If I were to suddenly find myself in...

    Hell yeah. If I were to suddenly find myself in different circumstances, I'd live in a shed no worries :U. But I guess when life gives you a situation, it's what you make of it that counts. Good on...
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    Yeah, definitely not premium level gear, but for...

    Yeah, definitely not premium level gear, but for home use, and for around $500 AfGladystan sheckels... looks like a good option.

    People that read what I post here probably gather that I've got...
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    New Raptor welders

    Got a facebook ad for a new range of welding machines called Raptors. Looked interesting so I clicked.

    The Raptor

    Looks like a few good deals available- honest price, good warranty,...
  18. Does it, and should it? I don't know, in...

    Does it, and should it?
    I don't know, in reference to this particular example. Hence why it would be nice to see what it puts out, and how clean the signal is.

    I have many welders, but not an...
  19. Yeah, and inverter can do a sine wave. Maybe...

    Yeah, and inverter can do a sine wave.
    Maybe not all, but the technology can.

    The bleeding edge machines will do a sine wave in the positive side of the waveform, with a square, triangle or...
  20. Get a plot of the standard old 60Hz AC Sine wave...

    Get a plot of the standard old 60Hz AC Sine wave output, if you can?

    Normally the blip you get from the HF module as it pushes the waveform past the 0 volt line indicates machine quality. Zero...
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    If you don't pay for it, YOU are the product....

    If you don't pay for it, YOU are the product.
    You search welding on google? - BOOM- they know your interests and show you the ads from the highest bidder.
    You like underwater basket weaving? -...
  22. I understand the frustration. But I also live in...

    I understand the frustration. But I also live in the real world where not every accessory can and does work with every machine. For example, I don't resent the fact that my metabo battery doesn't...
  23. Despite popular belief, it's not that sinister. I...

    Despite popular belief, it's not that sinister. I think where people will fall over finding this sort of stuff is running out of skill and ability in sourcing niche industrial parts, and blaming the...
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    "The ONE trick the welders DON'T WANT YOU TO...

    "The ONE trick the welders DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW!!!"
    The old boily trick is to get a pencil and sharpen both ends. Carbon gives the arc, wood casing fuses even the most stubborn of laminates!
    ...
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    FML. This is everything that is wrong with the...

    FML. This is everything that is wrong with the industry. Good for a laugh though.

    So many faults and omissions on their kickstarter listing, where the heck do I start......
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    By the sounds of it, you didn't buy anything....

    By the sounds of it, you didn't buy anything. Just let it time out... you won't pay, and he won't supply- there is no conflict here.
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    Link?

    Link?
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    4043 for extrusions. IIRC it has a higher...

    4043 for extrusions. IIRC it has a higher silicone content.
    5356 for castings (higher magnesium), and the standard 3000-6000 series materials.
  29. Wear a jacket, or at least some sleeves, man. And...

    Wear a jacket, or at least some sleeves, man. And don't forget those gloves.
    You'll be rooted tomorrow - and not in a good way - red raw.
  30. Is this the new one? I think there has been a...

    Is this the new one?
    I think there has been a few 200 acdc's over the years.
  31. That's why you need a stainless wire brush used...

    That's why you need a stainless wire brush used exclusively for aluminium work. Scrub oxide layer off in one direction- wipe schmutz away with a clean rag (or paper towel) and acetone, then weld....
  32. This is the torch bible. Beware, about 25MB...

    This is the torch bible. Beware, about 25MB download, and the server speed on this one isn't the best. https://www.ck-worldwide.com/files/ck-worldwide/pdf/catalog/ck-worldwide.pdf


    Page 52 of...
  33. If you are talking about a CK worldwide torch...

    If you are talking about a CK worldwide torch (the original, gold standard), than a 9 series torch is good for 125A DC (less for AC high freq), a 17 series torch is good for 150A DC (less for AC high...
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    I got the same machine mate, I said it before....

    I got the same machine mate, I said it before. Trust me, I'm professional.

    Short of the knurled / toothed rollers that you probably are not running with that machine, and having the correct feed...
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    Great choice in machine, I knew you had it in ya!...

    Great choice in machine, I knew you had it in ya!

    I have not run gasless thru mine, but looking at it, you'd want job 172 dialed in, and hit the left button until the material thicc dial comes,...
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    Hi FNG. Welcome to the fray

    Hi FNG.
    Welcome to the fray
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    I want a full review once it lands and you get a...

    I want a full review once it lands and you get a chance to give it a solid whirl. I'm inherently skeptical of stuff like this, but will be pleased to hear how it stacks up.

    Hopefully it comes...
  38. Crikey that kit is a bit pricey! I've got a BOC...

    Crikey that kit is a bit pricey!
    I've got a BOC brand air/LPG torch, I reckon I was in for half that. I've got mine specc'd with the 50mm burner, good for IIRC 6kg of LPG consumption per hour- AKA...
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    I've been a collector of folders for quite a...

    I've been a collector of folders for quite a while.
    'single handed opening' was a requirement for a while, however testing rules have been somewhat revised, from what I've been made aware of. It's a...
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    I think you need a bit more info. And...

    I think you need a bit more info. And clarification of what you have written.

    Trigonometry Calculator

    12mm ramp- is side c 12mm long (the hypotenuse), or side b?
    Assuming you want to find...
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    Shell out a coupla hundo for the Australian...

    Shell out a coupla hundo for the Australian standard, I'm sure it will reference the testing method/equipment.

    Most of what I've heard abou4r VRD is what the Open circuit voltage is (can use...
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    I stand corrected. Aluminium is not refractory...

    I stand corrected.
    Aluminium is not refractory by definition, but it's oxide, Al2O3 is- thet's where I have become confused. This Aluminium oxide layer is why pulsed MIG or AC freq TIG is required...
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    On balance, a good mig won't fix shakey hands....

    On balance, a good mig won't fix shakey hands. Sure, some do have voltage compensation that adjusts with CTWD (arc gap), but yeah, not going to find that on most machines. LCD screens help with...
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    Sorry to say it, but there is a lot of things...

    Sorry to say it, but there is a lot of things better than a Unimig.
    You just gotta open the wallet and pay for it which is the annoying part. Or pay someone to do it for you, which can often be...
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    Looks like the generic SR26 style by the looks. I...

    Looks like the generic SR26 style by the looks. I think those are the knockoffs of the Binzel's. The SR26 is not a great torch, but not a super cheap-o one either- pretty standard on the mid tier /...
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    Like... I guess I've seen worse necroposts...

    Like... I guess I've seen worse necroposts before. So I'm not leaving entirely disappointed.
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    I turned my 400L Dux (approx 18 years old) into...

    I turned my 400L Dux (approx 18 years old) into an offset smoker. Can confirm approx 3mm.
    I did have some thermostat issues which led to some wiring damage, which was repaired degraded to the point...
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    Questionable, yeah, but no hate from me. I'm...

    Questionable, yeah, but no hate from me.
    I'm cacky handed with a grinder, hold it open side to the RHS, trigger finger on my right hand, stabilise with the left (usually on the gearbox body of the...
  49. Great data collection mate. That seems like a...

    Great data collection mate.
    That seems like a usable AC Balance window - albeit a bit cryptic to use in its 'out of the box' form.



    From what I know of the industry, often the features...
  50. That's the problem with machines with an...

    That's the problem with machines with an arbitrary scale.
    Imagine going from one machine to the next, and having to correlate what values relate to what actual settings. At least when comparing a...
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