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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    I can't explain with words how to set a Mig welder. I could show you in person in just a few minutes. I don't pay any attention to gauges, I go by...
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    12-06-2017, 11:13 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    I always back up some, and close up the arc length. To fill the crater. Welding inspectors will have a fit when they see under filled craters. ...
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    12-06-2017, 05:43 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    Dave I got a 17-year old grandson. He lives about 150-feet through the woods behind me. He only gets good grades during basketball season! I would...
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    12-06-2017, 05:27 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    Jody is an amazing welder! :cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:
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    12-06-2017, 08:18 AM
    For a one time only project, it might be best to draw up your project. And take the drawing to a fab shop. For a bid on the price for them to build. ...
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    12-05-2017, 09:45 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    When I was in welding school. We had to pad weld in all positions. Flat, horizontal, vertical up hill, and over head. Personally, I wouldn't spend a...
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    12-05-2017, 08:49 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    Sure thing, glad to help!:thumbsup: Here is a vertical up hill weld I made with 7018.
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    12-04-2017, 11:04 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Cutting welds in Welding
    Boy that is the truth! I got some port-a-band blade a while back, pure junk! :thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:
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    12-01-2017, 08:35 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 7016 Rods? in Welding
    Nothing welds better, than 7018 right out of the rod oven! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    11-30-2017, 11:32 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 7016 Rods? in Welding
    Rip here in the North West, building bridges, container ship docks, and ferry docks. We weld in the rain all the time. Just try getting a carpenter...
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    11-30-2017, 08:51 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 7016 Rods? in Welding
    In the mid 1970s I was on a structural welding job in California. All they had was 7016, I remember it ran great. Now here on the west coast of USA...
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    11-27-2017, 10:00 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Beginner at gas welding in Welding
    Only regulators I've used is Victor Journeyman. Even on the job site, all we got were Victor Journeyman.
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    11-27-2017, 06:44 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Everlast iMig 200 in Welding
    I've never run the iMig 200. I have run a couple of the 140E Migs, they are 120-volt welders. I did the welding for a guy who wanted to add to a...
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    11-24-2017, 03:10 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread Disc grinder thoughts? in Welding
    tomplum, my SA-200 engine drive welders only put out 120-volt DC power. So I have to make sure all tools are rated for DC power.
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    11-23-2017, 08:50 AM
    I've never been involved in brazing aluminum. For the cost of a new one:eek:. I would sure try Tig welding it.
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    11-23-2017, 08:32 AM
    I would buy a new one. I got a feeling once it's welded it will be warped to bad. Not sure, after welding if it could be machined good enough. I...
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    11-22-2017, 02:14 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 300st or 200st in Welding
    jb1390, the hot start means nothing to me. Now the adjustable arc force is very:cool2: ! I have it on my Lincoln V350-Pro, and my Lincoln Vantage...
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    11-21-2017, 11:46 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread 300st or 200st in Welding
    I traded my PowerArc 300 to my brother-n-law for his PowerArc 200ST. I don't think my 300 was an ST:confused:. Both are great...
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    11-21-2017, 11:40 AM
    Here are a couple pictures of an adapter I made to run 1-pound spools on one of my wire feeders. Might give you some ideas, how to build one.
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    11-21-2017, 11:33 AM
    R.J. this is from the eBay ad for aluminum bronze. Washington Alloy Aluminum Bronze A2 is a copper based filler metal containing about 1% iron used...
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    11-20-2017, 08:48 PM
    Do you have a Tig welder yet? A Tig welder comes in real handy for certain projects.
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    11-20-2017, 06:55 PM
    frugalangler if you haven't pick out a self shielded wire yet. This is .045" Lincoln NR-212. Run with a 1966 CC only engine drive welder.
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    11-20-2017, 06:26 PM
    The Miller calculator that BukitCase posted will get you very close for settings. FYI, most Mig guns will not run self shielded flux core wire. Get...
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    11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
    When you say flux core, are you talking gas coverage flux core? As in dual shield? Or are you talking about self shielded flux core, where no gas is...
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    11-19-2017, 11:06 PM
    Only time I use AC, is for Tig welding aluminum.
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    11-19-2017, 11:05 PM
    Thanks! Not bad for a guy who has only been welding a few weeks.
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  • Shield Arc's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 10:32 PM
    I would use 1/8-inch 7018. All welders run different. Try around 110 to 120-AMPS
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    11-19-2017, 07:47 AM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    Not buying it? :confused::confused::confused::confused:
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    11-18-2017, 04:34 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    You have to remember now, I've been welding for a few weeks.;)
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    11-18-2017, 04:00 PM
    Shield Arc replied to a thread New to welding in Welding
    So how do you like that PowerArc 200ST? Your next challenge will be learning how to run vertical up hill with 7018, and 6010 / 6011. This...
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Miller Dynasty 300.
Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse.
Lincoln LF-74 wire feeder.
Lincoln SG Spool gun.

2 Lincoln LN-25.
1937 IdealArc-300.
Everlast PowerArc 200ST.
3 Lincoln SA-200s.
Vantage 400
1800 Ellis saw.
Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
PROFAX Welding Positioner.
JD2 model 3.

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