The "Whatcha Doin Today" Thread
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The "Whatcha Doin Today" Thread
10-31-2017, 10:00 AM
As far as capacity, check out how much welding with helium and argon does...
10-31-2017, 11:02 AM
[QUOTE=jcw;583137]As far as capacity, check out how much welding with helium and argon does...
I find it strange that adding a minute amount of inert gas to some inert gas would make a difference.
I guess it's a toss up between the Lincoln Square Wave TIG 200 and the Syncrowave 210. The 210 is about $1,500 more, but comes with a spool gun and you don't need a cart, starts at lower amps ..... anyway, going to head over there and check them out. Who knows what I'll come back with. Red, Blue, or just a pounding headache.
10-31-2017, 04:57 PM
Couldn't justify the blue one. Another $1500 for the gun and not much else with no higher duty cycle. Went Red. Did buy a proper electrode holder for stick. Can't stand those clamp contraptions. Even if I never use it.... makes me feel better. First projects will be a cart, a new lid for my welding table and an exhaust hood with fan.
10-31-2017, 06:34 PM
For much less than $1500 you could purchase a better stand alone mig especially if you were to watch craigslist. I built my tig cart out of an abandoned shopping cart I chopped down and welded back together. I need another cart to make one for my mig, as the welder carts aren't really mobile.
10-31-2017, 06:43 PM
10-31-2017, 10:57 PM
True, but I've been using used or cobbled together shit for most of my life. Driving beaters and walking around looking like a homeless person. I paid $500 for my truck 15 years ago and still driving it...... but finally said fuck it and bought a new car for the bride and a new TIG for myself.
Originally Posted by nic579
10-31-2017, 11:11 PM
I don't know if the bride can deal with me having nicer furniture in the garage than we have in the house. I picked up some of that bronze rod to play with.
Originally Posted by jcw
11-01-2017, 11:37 AM
This is a good idea. I just happen to have an old Snap-on Roller sitting in the some day I'll use it heap.
11-01-2017, 03:03 PM
Love mine. It could use more attention but it functions.
11-02-2017, 01:33 AM
that is nice handy work you did there
fetch the lead mallet.igor, i must precisely place some ...ehem...force
i use a little bit different setup
instead of the 2 smallbearings i use plastic v blocks
some 1/2'' delrin cut a big 90 degree v in them and cut them so the edges are not knife edge but quite narrow
a couple drops of oil once in a while and the sliding surface is quite friction free and is potentionaly more precise than ball bearings to boot
i am not saying your lashup is imprecise, just that v blocks are the ultimate in precision for this and i prefer the smooth movement on vees
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