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  • Chem-Sharp

    HAWK or ???,

    Does anyone have an online source for Chem Sharp? BRWelder.com does not carry it and I have not seen it listed anywhere else.

    Hoping my Dynasty 200DX and Spectrum 625 get delivered tomorrow!

    Got the Optrel Satellite last week - WOW.

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    Dynasty 200 DX, Spectrum 625, AC/DC Thunderbolt
    F1 and WRC Fan

  • #2
    Flat-out,

    Weld Shield Products: Chemical Sharpener for Tungsten Points
    KCI, Inc.
    po box 26614
    Charlotte, NC 28221

    704-372-8435

    Give them a call. I'm sure they can locate a dealer or sell direct.
    It's not the most popular stuff in the world and takes some trial and error to get it right. I pretty much use it for most applications on the Dynasty.

    The Dynasty has a short circuit protection built in. Extend your tungsten and inch or so beyond the cup. create your arc: "lift arc" or Hi Freq and when the tungsten turns cherry red dip the end(3/8") or less into the chemical sharpener. It will begin to burn hotter and start to point. Gently continue dipping the end in and out of the powder(chem sharp) and rotate it to achieve the desired point. If you stick the tungsten too deep, you will have nothing left. It's kinda like watching a racoon trying to wash a sugar cube. Too much washing and it's gone.

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    • #3
      HAWK,

      Is this the same as

      this

      I emailed them to find an online or NM supplier.

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      Dynasty 200 DX, Spectrum 625, AC/DC Thunderbolt
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      • #4
        Flat-0ut: how about checking this site:

        http://www.welding-direct.com/

        http://www.welding-direct.com/tigtorches.html
        It's on the bottom of the second link. Hope this helps,
        G.



        Sharpens Tungstens without Grinding, Splintering, Flat Spots or Ridges.

        Pointing Tungsten electrodes using the Tig torch as a heat source.

        Proceedure: Extend Tungsten stick out approx. 1" beyond the shield cup. Short out Tungsten against grounded work piece until it glows cherry red about 3/8" up from the tip. Quickly immerse the heated Tungsten approximately 1/4" deep into the powder, repeatedly, until the desired point is formed.

        5 oz. (142gr.) Jar contains enough for up to 500 sharpenings.


        DF600-6 Tungsten Pointing Powder
        DF600-6Sells Elsewhere For: USD $ 7.95WeldingDirect.com Warehouse Price:



        MSDS Sheet for Tungsten Pointing PowderA down-loadable file will be available soon.

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        • #5
          Garcia,
          Thanks for the additional info and link.

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          • #6
            Chem Sharp and BRWelder savings

            Garcia,

            Thanks. My local shop can get it for $10 (regularly $17) so I'll probably just do that. I've saved so much online that I DO want to spend some money locally occasionally. It wasn't clear to me which items weldingdirect.com didn't charge shipping for.

            All told I have have saved about $1800 off of list (about 30%)and taxes by going w/ BRWelder.com for my recent purchases. The only thing that hasn't arrived is the contractor's kit.
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            Dynasty 200 DX, Spectrum 625, AC/DC Thunderbolt
            F1 and WRC Fan

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            • #7
              Flat-out
              congrats on the new equipment... you will get years of fun and productivity out of them... not to mention the "win new friends and amaze the neighbors" factor... you got a well rounded combination of good equipment...
              btw.. if the kit does not arrive in a timely fashion.. do not hesitate to email or call Bob at B&R he is a good guy but very busy in a small shop (is how the good prices happen)... and sometimes things do slip through the cracks...
              good luck
              Heiti
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              *******************************************
              The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

              “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

              Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

              My Blue Stuff:
              Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
              Dynasty 200DX
              Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
              Millermatic 200

              TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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              • #8
                H80N,

                Thanks. You guys will be amazed, I think, when I send some pix of my house projects (months from now). Believe me, I have called bob many times to see if he had tracking numbers. Turns out he already shipped the last item (contractor's kit) and it will be here Monday.
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                • #9
                  Had a chance to check out any of the surplus and scrap outlets in abq yet????
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                  *******************************************
                  The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                  “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                  Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                  My Blue Stuff:
                  Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                  Millermatic 200

                  TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                  • #10
                    H80N,

                    No. Thanks for the advice and sorry for not responding. Much of that stuff will not work for my project, but I can definitely see it working for other stuff. I have checked out the LANL surplus and wasn't too impressed, but wasn't looking for stock at thge time either. I want to go to the ABQ places and see as well.

                    Just in case Reliance in ABQ is too much $$, know of any good sources for 2x12 mild steel tubing (1/16, 1/8 1/4 wall) and SS all-thread?

                    Would need to be shipped to SF, NM.
                    Flat-out
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                    Dynasty 200 DX, Spectrum 625, AC/DC Thunderbolt
                    F1 and WRC Fan

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                    • #11
                      lot of cleanroom stuff being made in abq so the scrappers should have a good selection of useable ss stuff

                      Acme Iron & Metal Co 6144 2nd St NW (505) 345-2457
                      Maestas Scrap Metal 771 Coors Blvd SW (505) 836-2462
                      Sandia Metals 2701 2nd St NW (505) 345-8005 (these guys used to have great stuff)



                      on new material.. would try local guys first.. as the shipping will be a bear..

                      Albuquerque Alloy Inc 7322 Gene Ave NE (505) 888-0636
                      Choice Steel Co 7100 2nd St NW #B (505) 344-4940
                      Reliance Steel Co 1801 8th St NW (505) 247-1441
                      Vulcraft Sales Corp 2511 Broadbent Pkwy NE #A (505) 888-4442

                      and if you are going to do what i think you are with the ss allthread.. (suspend cabinets and stuff from the ceiling) you might consider regular allthread and sheath it in ss tube..could save ya a bunch om money 8=**

                      good luck
                      and am looking forward to seeing pics of progress
                      Heiti
                      .

                      *******************************************
                      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                      My Blue Stuff:
                      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                      Dynasty 200DX
                      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                      Millermatic 200

                      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                      • #12
                        H80N,

                        Thanks for the numbers. I will probably go with Reliance since they have a pretty good fab shop (I'm going to be doing a portion of my stairs out of one piece of bent diamond plate (multiple bends)) and they have a good relationship w/ the guy that will help me get his prices.

                        The allthread will actually be used, instead of cable, for some railing horizontals. If I can afford it. Otherwise cable. Now that I think about I could look into some SS tubing over cable or allthread. I'm looking for small diameter element to the design that looks good but isn't too much money.

                        i'll try to get the latest pix from the architect.
                        Flat-out
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                        Dynasty 200 DX, Spectrum 625, AC/DC Thunderbolt
                        F1 and WRC Fan

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