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Triple threat! #1298154 Sat Feb 09 2019 05:14 AM
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I bought a new welder today. It is a MIG/stick/tig. I’m pretty excited. I’ve read good things about it and a couple people I’ve talked to who have one love it. It’s going to be my “forever” welder. I’ve “borrowed” Dad’s for too long...5 years it has sat in my shop!

https://m.kmstools.com/esab-rebel-215ic-multi-process-welder-118577

I also got the spool gun for aluminum. Ooooo doggy!

Last edited by Fox; Sat Feb 09 2019 05:15 AM.

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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1298221 Sat Feb 09 2019 07:29 PM
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Nice!!

I'm kind of jealous, but can't really justify spending that much on a welder as little as I would use it. I just have a 120V Lincoln Handy MIG and a 200A Lincoln AC buzz box.

But I can still drool over your new toy. wink


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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1298273 Sun Feb 10 2019 01:39 AM
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I’ve heard good things about ESAB welding equipment.
I want to learn TIG. Just need to find some time.

Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1298277 Sun Feb 10 2019 01:56 AM
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Congrats on the new Welder! I have met the owner of KMS and his wife, real nice folks. We see them at a vintage trailer rally every year.


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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1298304 Sun Feb 10 2019 05:36 AM
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A few of my pals are coming out of the wood work now... “You bought a welder that can aluminum? Stainless? Hey! Can I come over when you get it?”

I have one pal who runs a welding shop and he does tig and he has offered to come over and share some tips. I believe I might need to restock the cold beverage part of the fridge.

I’m excited. I justified it by telling my wife it is my “lifetime” welder purchase!


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1298388 Sun Feb 10 2019 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Fox
A few of my pals are coming out of the wood work now... “You bought a welder that can aluminum? Stainless? Hey! Can I come over when you get it?”

Funny how that happens. grin


Kevin
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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1299612 Tue Feb 19 2019 04:43 AM
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Fox,

Is that machine AC only or AC & DC?


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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1299641 Tue Feb 19 2019 02:05 PM
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Looks like DC only. All (pretty sure) TIG welders are DC, and some are also AC for use with aluminum.
The spec sheet for the welder in question does not list AC TIG, so it's aluminum capability is with MIG, DC.
Stick welding can be either AC or DC, rods available to do a fine job with either.


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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1299719 Tue Feb 19 2019 11:56 PM
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Nice looking unit. thumbs_up

John


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Re: Triple threat! [Re: Fox] #1299786 Wed Feb 20 2019 05:21 AM
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DC. I also got the spool gun for the MIG so I can weld aluminum.


In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
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