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Discussion in 'Hobby Engineering' started by flinchy, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Zarok77

    Zarok77 Member

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    nice!
    one of those old style Mig welders, they never let you down:thumbup:.

    that's my set up:
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    i hang em up on the wall, keep it ready to rock, one for Steel and one for Aluminium :Pirate:
     
  2. GumbyNoTalent

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  3. Zarok77

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    Not going to weld 12mm stell with it mate.
    Stepping up at least to the 200 version would be better(not the best but). Look at the Bossweld too, they are very good and have a good duty cycle
     
  4. GumbyNoTalent

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    only need 3-5mm for car fab work, already brought it so it will have to do for the next few years.
     
  5. Zarok77

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    If you already got it that's different then. Should be ok for that purpose, i thought you need to weld 12mm with it
     
  6. dr_deathy

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    Most people talk shit about welding plate but 99% of home welders never see more then 3mm. A long way from plate.

    Did you get some gas as well?
     
  7. g00ie

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    Thats a great work space you have there, and a nice job you have on the bench. What material are you using for the risers? I'd really love to see the finished product.:)
     
  8. GumbyNoTalent

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    Was thinking about a "big" project but decided against it, so some rock sliders and bar work is all that needed, and some panel repairs at this point in time.
     
  9. Zarok77

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    Thanks mate:)

    Materials are RHS 150x100x6 for the main bar, SHS 89x89x5 for risers and FB 200x10 for steps

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  10. Zarok77

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    That is understandable, if was a 200a bit more power for future project that all:thumbup:
     
  11. Zarok77

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    I do my 2D drawings with AutoCad then from virtual to real is an easy step:)
     
  12. g00ie

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    Fantastic! A thing of beauty:thumbup:. Did you fit the glass balustrades as well? I know that some places can get real funny about whom fits the glass. And if i was doing it job, i don't recon i would of thought to recess the 200 x 10 flat int the wood, that looks cool.
     
  13. Zarok77

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    Yep my responsibility to get done completely, only the hard wood is up to the owner, either he can find someone or can do it himself . I do need to give out the timber size but:thumbup:
     
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  14. BlueRaven

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    Posting for future reference come next year's tax time. Always wanted to learn but never had the chance.
    I've heard that it's best to learn stick or even oxy before moving to MIG, starting off with MIG is "cheating" as you learn a lot more about how the metal and bead behaves by starting with either of the other two techniques (depending on what you're intending to try and weld of course).
    In any case, I'll probably only be able to afford some little hobbyist-grade thing to begin with, and I certainly have no need to invest in an oxy set... yet. :D
     
  15. Zarok77

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    Stick is your best shot if you really want to learn.
    After many attempts and few nights with sand in eye you'll understand when the part is welded through and it should peel by itself. There's many situations and skill that can makes you a good welder:thumbup:. After you can master stick then Mig and Tig should me easy. Good luck(buy yourself a good helmet)
     
  16. miicah

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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tho...er-muratran-dual-range-35-140-amps/1268993178
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yeronga/other-tools-diy/cig-transformer-stick-arc-welder/1268143254
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/chelmer/power-tools/transarc-10amp-stick-welder/1267787689

    Which one of these should I get? First ad is closest to me.

    Wanting to weld up some simple frames for my ute, SHS for mounting boxes, eskys and maybe even some rust repair. If I get a bit more adventurous I'd like to make a big sturdy workbench as well.
     
  17. oculi

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    I'd get the last one, oldest, biggest and i've heard of the brand. You won;t be doing any rust repairs with it though.
     
  18. miicah

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    Next question would it be worth buying new? I also have a 15amp socket available to me.
     
  19. miicah

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    Well I ended up buying something new

    Here's my first project, a facebook community post needed some tabs welded on their caravan stabiliser legs:

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    Also hoping someone can advise me if I should get a horizontal bandsaw or a portable bandsaw?
     
  20. Current

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    Having something in a proper mounted machine/bench is a LOT better for accuracy when you're manufacturing pieces. as well as safer from slipping.

    having something portable, well the advantage is portability. but may be riskier/unsafe due to ever changing environment potential dangers.
     

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