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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    A pic would clear it up, but I think I understand.

    My 40,000 lb rearend is rated at 20,000lbs per side. I plan on using just one side. The bearings should be able to hold 20,000lbs, 10.000lbs per...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I have thought about that, but I just aint sure. The bearings are located in each end of the hub (inner/outer). The wheel flange is in the middle of the hub. The springs that the housing bolts to is...
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    I did consider using the splitter cyl to advance a log on the processor I am trying to put together. My thoughts where to make the slide so that it would grab the log while extending, but collapse...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    No opinions on this plan???
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    Re: Firewood processor build thread

    I can see how the splitter cylinder will advance the log. How do you plan on holding the log into place while retracting the splitter cylinder. Without something to hold the log in place, it will...
  6. Re: Traction bars versus chains versus siping

    Interesting way to gain traction. I have a buddy that keeps a bunch of long ziptie straps in his car. When it snows or ices up, he will slip a couple around the drive tires and claims it works a well...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I think I have a plan so I will throw it out to get opinions and ideals.

    I think I can use a splindle and hub off a 40,000lb truck axle. That should give me 20,000lb of side load strenght. I will...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Now that i could work with, but its a long way to Maine. I wonder if thats homemade or a factory build loader. Looks almost homemade, but is certainly not as heavy as some of the factory loaders...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    My original plans where to use a backhoe attachment off a ditchwitch. I bought a a620 attachment with plans on flipping it upside down to place the knuckle up high. Everthing was there, but it had it...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Well, I may of scored. Yesterday when heading home from SC, I was running some back roads cutting actross to hit the interstate. I saw a bunch of old bucket truck, and mechanic trucks setting off the...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Ottawa aint exactly local to me, but for a circlesaw processor, the price doesnt seem bad.
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Yooper, I wish I could just find a good used imt crane, but those pictured are consideably larger than what I need. I think to build something similar to the imt with its turntable design would also...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Total boom length would be 16ft. With dipper half retracted, lifting forces would be measured at about 12ft. Root boom at 8ft, dipper boom at 8ft, total 16ft reach. 2500lbs at 16ft would be equal to...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    The M90 only has a lift capacity of 700lbs and a 9.5ft reach. Even the M160 is a little small. Either way, I cant afford one so its a moot point.

    I looked at a truck axle today I think will work....
  15. Re: So who can name what kind of vehicle this is

    It was originally a walk behind two wheel tractor, now it has a pull behind trailer and a seat to ride on. I suspect also that the hydraulics are for the dump bed
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I have been trying to figure out the amount of force I would have at the base of a boom 16ft long. What i think might be correct, but not 100%, sure so I am going to throw it out there as see what...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I think stabilizers would be a must have for a loader. Since i plan on mounting it on a trailered wood processor, I am considering stabilizers on each corner. My plans are to drive up to a pile of...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    Thanks Mike, I see that the support shaft on that loader is 3in dia. Looking at the specs for the loader, it is only rated for 900lbs. Not big enough for what I need, but the drawings can be adapted...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    A 17000lb axle might do and is sort of what I have in mind. Actually, I am thinking road tractor rears. I dont think using just one hub will carry the weight of the boom and load fully extended. A...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I have some shaft, about 3in dia I think. I remember dads old bigstick wood loader. The boom just swiveled on a solid shaft with a hole thru the middle. The hole was for the cable to run thru. I am...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    BHD, that is what I am looking for. I need some info as to the gearing of the swing, I'll have to do a little math Ouch!. but all those pictures really helps.

    I had the ideal of using the...
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    Re: Ironman Anyone

    Shucks, I need to learn to use what I got before jumping into something I cant even turn on
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    I dont know if this is the scenario you are asking for, but when My welder blew one of the 60amp fuses needed for 240v in my panel, as long as the switch of the welder was on, my shop lights would...
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    Re: Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I built a small one for my wood splitter using a truck front hub. For firewood, it worked alright, but then I got ambitious and decided I wanted to know just how much it would lift. I grabbed a 14in...
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    Re: hem 48" steel without a brake

    We used to use a old chevy oil pump shaft to roll the fenders on race cars. You can buy metal forming pliers made just for what you want to do. If you have a old set of vise grips, just get a couple...
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    Any body built a knuckleboom loader

    I am looking for plans on building a knuckleboom loader. I am wanting something like a Farmi or Farma to mount on a trailer. I have found only 3 on Utube and nothing searching the net. I was going to...
  27. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Get a life
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    Re: hydraulic line leaks at banjo fitting

    I would check the brazed are and make sure whether it is bronze or silver. Silver solder is what I have normally found on banjo fittings. Still a easy fix, just need to make sure you use the right...
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    Re: johndeere 6068tf250 injectorpump

    Thanks for the link, I called them and got some really good information. Service manager took the time to look up possible replacement pumps I might be able to use off of older equipment. I have...
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    johndeere 6068tf250 injectorpump

    I have ran across a 6068tf250 diesel engine, serial#PE6068T251002. Engine has 114hrs and came off a standby generator. Problem is, somebody stole the injector pump off of it. I can get the engine for...
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    Re: Tricks to make you welds stronger

    I always use a needle scaler when I am stick welding, if I am making multiple passes. On cast, I like to use my large propane weed burner to preheat, weld an inch, use needle scaler, check temp and...
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    Re: Tricks to make you welds stronger

    We can add oxy/aect to this discussion. I suck at it, but I never had a welding tip and always tried to use the cutting nozzle. In many ways, I think gas welding is pretty much the same as tig...
  33. Re: Anyone here got an alternator welder on their truck or tractor?

    I have thought about making a small portable welder using a 24v equipment alternator several times, but never gotten around to sorting out the details to make it work. A few times i could have used...
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    Re: Tricks to make you welds stronger

    I dont remember welding in the 50's, but it was late 60s when I first grabbed a stinger. We didnt have youtube back then. I think the internet and videos can be one of the best tools in the tool box...
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    Tricks to make you welds stronger

    Seems lots of folks, and I am including myself, need help sticking two pieces of metal together. Nobody wants to have to weld it twice, but just dont know what it takes to make a weld strong. This...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Road, the locked threads can still be read, you can go back and reread all of my old posts and I said many times I thought it might could be done. I didnt just come on here after you posted a...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    If the welding web thread is the same one I read, before the pruning, The coupon was cut out of the center section of the weldment to eliminate the start and stopping of the weld so as to reduce the...
  38. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Probably a ton of machines wire that way. I never had any problems with my ac/dc tombstone with 60am fuses, but i was wired with #6 wire. It wasnt until I turned the idearc up to 250amps that I...
  39. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    :thumbsup:
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    Turby, what size welder? I got by for years with a 60amp service to my shop. It wasnt until I upsized my welder that I started running into problems. 250amp DC and a couple of fluorescent lights and...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I read both threads and if you followed the discussion it was mentioned many times about lack of penetration and cold welds. It was also mentioned the amount of prepwork necessary to even begin to...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I stepped up a long time ago from a 120v machine to a 220v one. I had way to many brackets and fixes break when using the small welder. I now have a 170 miller and find it is really on the small side...
  43. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Aluminum is used a lot around here too. Years ago I bought a double wide and Aluminum was ran from the pole to the trailer. It lasted 5 or 6 years before it blew out a hole in the ground. Wire was...
  44. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    My shop is already wired, regettably, old fuse boxes where used. When I moved in to the house, there was a overhead wire ran from a breaker panel in the basement of the house to the shop. Dad worked...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Had to catch up. Miss a day of reading and several pages get filled up.
    Since it was a few pages back, and I dont care to read thru this again to find it. It was said that it takes 200+amps to...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    That is the same welder I have. It looks like I can go up to 75 amps on the breaker. My welder sets next to the fuse panel and is currently wired using #6 wire, so I guess I can just throw in a...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    The only thing in this thread that has me thinking is the statement about using a bigger breaker to supply the welder with more amps, and would it allow more output at the business end of the welder....
  48. Re: Yet another log splitter build question thread...

    I think you might run short of Hbeam considering your chosen length of cylinder. A 24" stroke cylinder retracted length is about 35inches. Add to that your stroke, you are at 59inches. You will need...
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    Re: Suction Side Hydraulic Filter

    My personal preference is to use both a suction and return filter. Take the lid off a empty 5gal bucket of hydraulic oil and look in the bottom. You will see all kinds of little nasties stuck to the...
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    Re: Attaching a beam to post question?

    A lot of misconcetions about RR ties. While cresote is still used in the treatment of RR ties, power poles, etc, it is more commonly used as part of a dual treatment. The other part being borax. NS...
  51. Re: 'Real world' hp required for 28gpm log splitter pump

    I have a 25hp engine with the 28gpm two stage pump on my splitter. Never bogs the engine and I think is really overkill. I had the engine so I used it. It is thirsty, but with the 6way wedge, it...
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    Re: Lincoln mig 180 deal

    Lincoln Electric Welding Weld Pak 180HD Welder K2515 1 Brand New in Box | eBay, same welder, cheaper price, free shipping
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    I could probably fab up some kind of water cooler, seen a few on Utube. Now I am trying to figure out how to make a wire feeder to go on a standard tig torch. I am pretty sure some of the stand alone...
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    Re: Best pressure washer for the money?

    JJ how well do you like that sandblast wand. I have thought about getting one for a while now, but was afraid it would turn out to be a useless piece of junk.
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    Re: Test welds / failure comments

    from what I have read, the trailer was a homemade, 4x6 trailer pulling a lawnmower. The trailer came unhitched from the truck. The trailer and ball where confiscated for testing. Article didnt say if...
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    RIP jinman. The rest of us can only hope to be remembered in the same light
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    Re: Redneck pool heater 3.0

    30 ft of pipe. I hung this off the side of my wood heater and connected to a 40gal hotwater heater. Circulation is obtained thru natural convection. I can get 180*F hot water out of this. No pumps,...
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    Not for me, $344 for the torch and then have to buy a water cooler. Maybe if I did a lot of welding, but not for my limited use.
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    Having been house bound for most of this last wk, I have spent way to many hours researching mig welding, specificly welding thick metal with 110v mig Machine. I havent found a single wed site with...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    I actually use 1.75 cheaters in my hood and have considered stepping up to 2.00. The 1.75 is the same as my prescription eyeglasses and was what my eye doctor recommended. I can usually see the line...
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    So, If I wanted a shade 10 I could use a #5 and a #6 and that would equal a #10. Dont know if i have ever seen a shade 6, have to check the welding supply. Most of my welding is with 1/8 rods so I...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    I remember when I first got my machine, a buddy said, Now I have someone to send all my aluminum welding to. Uh, I dont think so, and one look at my chicken doo and the customers would be running...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    You are not alone. I try and buy the best equipment I can afford, and that does help, but nothing makes up for operator error.
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    Your going to have to explain a little bit. Math says 5+5 should equal 10 so there must be something else at play here.
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    Re: Best pressure washer for the money?

    I have a 2700psi from homedepot. It does everything i need it to do. I have used it to clean the grease off dozers. I just donated a new 2600psi troybuilt to a charity. New they are about $300 from...
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    I didnt know you could double the lens in a goggle to get the benefit of a darker lens. I have a pair of goggles i use for oxy/acet, I might have to give your trick a try the next time I am wadded up...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    well, I have HF start and a foot pedal. In my case it aint the machine, its the operator malfunction. I am thinking about getting a new torch. My current one is a wp26v weldcraft, 200amp. This model...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    Looks a lot better than the chicken doo I have been laying down. I was practicing on some thin extruded aluminum earlier today. Tried this with some 1/16 throiated tungsten because I didnt have any...
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    Re: MIG, TIG and a new helmet...

    I think I want one of the faceshield/ goggle. With my current hood, it always seems to get in the way when I am sticking my head inside of some hole or tight spot. I wear bifocals, and the hood tends...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    good advise, A machine will usually start acting funny before it shuts down. Pushing it past that point is only asking for trouble and possible damage to the welding machine. Not to mention the fact...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    Please stick around, nothing wrong with giving good advise.
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    MAG would be using agron/co2 or argon/o2 or plain co2 and some mixes contain hydrogen. Mig is using inert gases such as 100% argon or helium or a mixture of the two. Probably other inert gases as...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I think most folks use the FCAW and GMAW as interchangeable terms, even tho it isnt technically correct. Both methods use wire, its a difference in shielding methods. And then you have dual shield
    ...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    Yea, kind of what I am thinking to. I have a small spool of aluminum and nothing to run it thru. I might try using it up with the tig. Right now i am just running practice beads to get the hang of...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    Seems aluminum mig wire is the same as tig rod too. I now wonder about a cost comparison between using mig wire or tig rod. And then I would wonder if the aggravation of having to straighten and...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I may be wrong on this, but I believe flux core runs hotter than solid wire because there isnt as much metal in the wire. It might be the same dia, but flux core is hollow wire with flux in the core....
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    I bet using .035 mig wire with a .040 tunsten would allow welding some pretty thin metal. doubt I could turn my machine down low enough to get there. Hmmm, aluminum mig wire and aluminum foil, amps...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    Koua, I think their is a difference between a tig rod and oxy/acet rod. Seems like I read that somewhere, I guess it bears a little investigating to know for sure. I think a er70s2 tig rod would be...
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    Re: Using mig wire to tig

    thanks, I plan on giving it a try. +1 on the flimsy, hadnt thought of that. Might just double it and give it a twist tie with the drill to see if it would stiffen it up. Now thinking about stainless...
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    Using mig wire to tig

    Just wondering if anybody has ever ran a few feet of wire off there mig machines to do a small tig job. I ran out of regular tig rod and thought about trying some mig wire, solid wire not the flux...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I believe you said you where using flux core. I guess i am asking to much, but have you considered 75/25 argon or plain CO2. CO2 would help with the penetration. I have only read about using tri...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I dont know if you already mentioned this or not, but which 120v welder are you using for this test.
  83. Re: Why I like my little 4 x 4 cnc plasma in my shop.

    I dont see me paying out $10-12000 for a machine anytime soon. I have talked to both Plasmacam and Torchmate in the past. As for size of Machine, I think about anything I would cut would be one...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    It will be interesting to see your results. I have never said it couldnt be done, but it is obvious it takes a lot more skill, Knowledge and time than the adverage occasional hobbiest welder is...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    Well, I see common sense will not prevail in this discussion. This thread title is welding 3/8 plate with a 110v mig welder. This thread is not about using a 110v mig welder within the recommended...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    road runner, nobody has ever said that there are not uses for a 110v welder. Mostly what everyone is saying is that 110v mig welders do have limitations.
    As for the bend test failures, it stands to...
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    Re: What Does A Good Welder Look Like?

    Her face aint the only thing getting burnt
    lots of women welders here, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-welders/259030059512
  88. Re: Why I like my little 4 x 4 cnc plasma in my shop.

    The link says it dont work, but its working for me. Iplasma is the company if anybody needs to do a search.

    Anybody have any thoughts on going with the kit route and building your own table. I...
  89. Re: Why I like my little 4 x 4 cnc plasma in my shop.

    I have thought about just buying one of these kits, Sorry, that's not working right now and building my own table. It seems to be a cheap way to get into cnc plasma cutting, learning software is what...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    Bingo, we have a winner. Now if a certain person would take notice of what was just said/written, then he might understand that just because he has a 110v machine, and he wants to weld thick metal...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    I started welding with a stick machine. I got to where I could weld sheet metal with it as long as i could find the 1/16 rods. It was a real pain and I often ended up welding up holes I had made...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    Mark, I think one could weld 3/8" with a 120v machine if they are willing to take the steps necessary to insure good fusion. A 60*bevel with a root and cap weld aint going to do it tho. I dont know...
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    why do you say predictably, its as if you knew the welds would fail, even before the bending took place
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    Re: 120v MIG weld on a 3/8" thick (bevel 60deg)

    Please explain exactly why the 120v mig welds on the 3/8 steel would all fail. Is it the Weldor error, or the choice of equipment, or a combination of the two.
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    Re: Plasma cutting air mix

    I just started reseaching this and ran across this, You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it? - TheFabricator.com

    It would seem that O2 would be the preferred choice or cutting carbon steels,...
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    Re: Plasma cutting air mix

    I use a straight edge, as my track torch. One of these days I am going to build a plasma cutting table, but to many irons in the fire right now
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    Re: Plasma cutting air mix

    Again, I am no expert, but I believe excessive dross has more to do with proper amperage settings, travel speed, and standoff of the work piece than it does with air. Jim Colt made a post somewhere...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    I can answer that one for you.
    He has hobby welded for 40+years. His experience in the profession of welding allows him a certain assurance that his welds will never fail and are more than adequate...
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    You are 100% correct in your statements. Because of the ignore feature, I wouldnot have seen Sodo post had you not quoted it in your own post. I honestly believe he thinks he is correct with his...
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