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Unread 03-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #136
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Here are a few more...

This is a truss that I made for my M20 rear axle..











Customers jobs...



















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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #137
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Nice looking welds Rich! What are some of those other jobs you made?

Also, that is one stout looking truss!!
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Unread 03-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #138
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Nice looking welds Rich! What are some of those other jobs you made?

Also, that is one stout looking truss!!
Thanks. They are just customer's jobs, built from drawings that they send me. I build all kinds of different things.

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Unread 03-02-2011, 07:12 AM   #139
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Nice looking welds Rich! What are some of those other jobs you made?

Also, that is one stout looking truss!!
Seriously stout! What is that, 1/2" thick, or are the pics fooling me? It looks huge.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 07:39 AM   #140
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Seriously stout! What is that, 1/2" thick, or are the pics fooling me? It looks huge.
The main web is 3/8" thick, and the top wrap is 3/8" thick x 3/4" wide flatbar.

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Unread 03-05-2011, 03:14 AM   #141
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All 1" 316L Stainless I Stick welded for a nuclear power plant project tonight in the outside shop that we go in and start an outage monday night inside.
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Unread 03-07-2011, 06:00 PM   #142
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I just went today and bought my welder, miller 180 autoset. 783 plus tax, to bad the total came to 1426 with all the fixin's. 129 CF bottle too.


I bought a Huntsman element auto darkening hood, the guy said he has sold alot of them, and everybody seems real happy with them. I was looking at the miller digital elite which is 320, the huntsman element was 114 bucks.


Will the huntsman be ok?


Weld pics to follow this weekend!!
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Unread 03-07-2011, 11:26 PM   #143
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The Huntsman should be fine.

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I just went today and bought my welder, miller 180 autoset. 783 plus tax, to bad the total came to 1426 with all the fixin's. 129 CF bottle too.


I bought a Huntsman element auto darkening hood, the guy said he has sold alot of them, and everybody seems real happy with them. I was looking at the miller digital elite which is 320, the huntsman element was 114 bucks.


Will the huntsman be ok?


Weld pics to follow this weekend!!
The Huntsman Element is a great shield for the money,they were giving them out to us a few years ago at a nuclear power plant i was working and was very pleased with it
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Unread 03-08-2011, 07:54 AM   #145
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I just went today and bought my welder, miller 180 autoset. 783 plus tax, to bad the total came to 1426 with all the fixin's. 129 CF bottle too.


I bought a Huntsman element auto darkening hood, the guy said he has sold alot of them, and everybody seems real happy with them. I was looking at the miller digital elite which is 320, the huntsman element was 114 bucks.


Will the huntsman be ok?


Weld pics to follow this weekend!!
Congrats on the welder. I currently use the MM180 also and it has paid for itself dozens and dozens of times. You will be very happy with it.

For my situation however, I may upgrade to a MM212 down the road solely because of the 60% duty cycle versus the 30% the 180 has. But, it does take a lot of heavy burning to really hit the duty cycle. Building bumpers constantly like I do makes me hit the duty cycle on occasion.

Best of luck and post some pics of your beads when you get the machine up and running.
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Still getting the hang of TIG welding. Here is the light hoop on my front bumper. Feedback please.

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Unread 03-08-2011, 12:01 PM   #147
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I believe I see some undercut, you maybe need to lower your amperage or/and decrease your speed so the groove fills properly.

Here's my stick welds on my new front bumper's winch plate.
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Unread 03-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #148
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Still getting the hang of TIG welding. Here is the light hoop on my front bumper. Feedback please.

That's really not too bad. It'll probably never break, being that it is a light hoop.

Ideally, a little more weld wire fed into the puddle would give you a "meatier"'(thicker) bead.

What are you using for amperage control, a foot pedal, a thumbswitch, etc.?

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Unread 03-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #149
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Messing with Tig welding aluminum


I hadn't messed with a stick welder for a long time before I did this. I recently picked up a Dialarc 250 for TIG but it will also stick weld. I haven't stick welded at all in about 3 years. Before that, I mainly MIG welded stuff. I only used the stick for heavy plate and structural tubing. I didn't do to bad but I figure I could always improve some. Any good tips or things you guys can tell I'm doing wrong? I know the first one is slightly undercut. I turned the amperage down slightly after that one.


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Unread 03-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #150
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That's really not too bad. It'll probably never break, being that it is a light hoop.

Ideally, a little more weld wire fed into the puddle would give you a "meatier"'(thicker) bead.

What are you using for amperage control, a foot pedal, a thumbswitch, etc.?

Rich
it is just a scratch start thermal arc 95s, only control is on the machine. I had it set a little high.
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