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Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1304711 Tue Mar 26 2019 03:30 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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I've got an accessory for my air hammer that puts a stepped-down flange on the edge of a hole. This allows a flush patch to overlap the hole and provides a much stronger method of installing it than a simple butt weld.
Jerry


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Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1304743 Tue Mar 26 2019 06:31 PM
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Jon G Offline
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The only welder I have is an oxy-acetylene rig, and two weeks ago I needed to rent an arc welder. The place I normally go had rented all their units so I decided to rent one of the Lincoln wire-feed units Home Depot has out of curiosity (.030 or .035 size internal flux wire). Once I got the feel for it and got the feed rate and amperage balanced, the thing did a surprisingly good job...particularly for a 120 volt unit. Good penetration. I used a multi-pass approach One piece was 3/16 inch and the other was a bit thicker than 5/16 inch.


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Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1304941 Thu Mar 28 2019 12:11 AM
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Don't like flux core wire...its a dirty easy way out weld. Solid wire .023 with Argon only way to go if you want to own it.


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Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1304957 Thu Mar 28 2019 01:02 AM
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Fitzy440 Offline OP
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Thank you for the advice Fox! Want to have a sleep over and help me sandblast the doors and cab? wink
HR Lincoln, I have two pair of vice grips that make similar flanges. Its just VERY slow.
I could argue that Apache1. I prefer 75/25 with solid core wire. I save the pure argon for TIG.

Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1305112 Fri Mar 29 2019 03:47 AM
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Jerry,
Do you have a picture of that air hammer flanger accessory?

Thanks Fitzy, but my wife says I’m not allowed to sleep in the shop anymore. 😀

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Re: New welder rig [Re: Fitzy440] #1305245 Sat Mar 30 2019 03:53 AM
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Fox, I thought if you didn't finish the "honey do list"; you were ONLY allowed to sleep in the shop?

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