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  • Did I miss something? I think 80/20 wire is better than 75/25 for burn-through, and 85/15 or 90/10 better yet. S-3 wire at .030" (1.5mm) with C-15 (85/15) works for me for thin sheet steel.
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  • old jupiter
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    PW tells of replacing visibly unharmed used bolts with new "unstretched" ones "just to be sure," and for that project or any project on which the price of failure could easily include injury/death as well as lawsuits, you certainly want to be sure. For something less critical, if...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    Glad somebody who needs to understand, does, PW.

    After I posted this to the other site, most of those following the thread have kept talking about things like whether they should stock Grade 2 or Grade 5 or Grade 8, which is a perfectly good discussion . . . but the point I was hoping...
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  • old jupiter
    started a topic The nuts and bolts.

    The nuts and bolts.

    I'm going to take a chance with this on annoying some here. I'm copying and pasting something I posted on another welders' site, though I know this is regarded by some as a violation of internet protocol. It also might look like I'm posing as some sort of self-appointed advisor and know-it-all.
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 04-29-2016, 11:01 AM.

  • old jupiter
    replied to Cutting tip
    I recently acquired one of these tips with a bunch of other stuff. I e-mailed some questions about it to Victor and was answered by John Henderson, product manager for gas equipment, who wrote this:









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  • old jupiter
    replied to Your Dream Project
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    Your point being . . ??? Thought you said you're a tool junkie. Extend the shop. Make life as difficult as possible for your heirs, when getting rid of all your gigantic hunks of iron. They will never forget you, and after a couple of years they will even laugh about it. That's real immortality!...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Your Dream Project
    Lordy!! That's ambition!

    I'd rather assume that Kearney/Trecker got it right, and build an extension on my shop! And make friends with a guy who has a big front-loader that can pick up a big machine and load it on the front of the big trailer that will also transport the loader to my shop....
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  • old jupiter
    replied to What miller mig to get
    "HaHa," believe what Ryan is telling you about the deceptive appearance with MIG welding that you just set two knobs and pull a trigger and build things.

    No, it's not rocket science, but I tell new guys that MIG welding is the best way to make a good-looking bad weld. You can...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Time for new career???
    To your original question, a friend with a one-man auto repair biz got tired of it and took a job with the city doing maintenance in one of the motor pools. Regular hours, 40 a week, doesn't work too hard, decent pay that comes on time every time, great benefits, no dealing with customers, if you need...
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  • Thanks for that. I didn't hear "CV" expressly mentioned, but evidently it must be there; I guess the memory card takes care of that.

    Is this model proving to be acceptably reliable, etc.? So far most reviewers I've found seem happy enough.
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  • Synchrowave 210 TIG machine, plus . . .

    ThIs newest Synchrowave looks like a pretty neat machine, an inverter TIG with some of the features of the much more expensive Dynasty DX units. But they are promoting an accessory spool-gun along with it. Does this TIG/SMAW CC welder have a CV capability that I can't find in the description? (Cruizer...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 04-08-2016, 11:01 AM.

  • old jupiter
    replied to Horseshoes
    I could just COPY any of those if somebody wants one? Very kind, TJ; I wish I had the artistic talent to return the favor.
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  • old jupiter
    replied to DCEP vs. DCEN
    Stick-Welder, it's a little confusing because there are three ways that welders and welding sources might describe the same thing. You might read "DC+" or "DC-" and not realize whether the plus or minus refer to the electrode or "the work," which is where your ground clamp...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 04-08-2016, 10:41 AM.

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