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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Welding Hex onto Torx

Just a quick question about welding hex nuts onto torx.... Do you guys use the little 110 mig welders for this or does it require a bigger buzz box. I don't have any welding experience and thought if this was a 110 mig job it might be a good learning experience and also a good way to get rid of all the cursed torx bolts.

Would a 110 be strong enough to weld a nut onto a broken off skid plate bolt for removal?

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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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Sure, just remember 3 things. No extension cord, good welder, and shielding gas.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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I've used my little 110v flux core welder to do that, and it worked just fine.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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I saw a guy who bent a 5-6 inch long round bar into an "L" shape and welded it inside the torx head to remove the torx bolt.. only down side was you needed room to spin the "L" around until the bolt was out... for example, this technique would work on torx bolts on tailgate, but not around roll bar. My thinking is, as a newbie welder, you may want to start with "L" brackets before you move to welding hex nuts as the "L" brackets maybe easier hold into place as you weld.
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