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    Default Stainless Countertops

    Got a friend getting me interested in doing stainless steel countertips for residential and commercial. Mostly where the splice the pieces to put them together. So...machine and small bottle of argon gas. What would be the best portable machine for this? I'm not familiar with the thickness of stainless they use, though I'm sure it's 316 grade.
    thanks for your help,
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    Oh btw, I have a Dynasty 200DX setup (air-cooled torch), but I don't know if all the places would have the proper outlet for it, especially at the residential places...Any machine you used that is 110 that could do the job?
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    Default Bert!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Oh btw, I have a Dynasty 200DX setup (air-cooled torch), but I don't know if all the places would have the proper outlet for it, especially at the residential places...Any machine you used that is 110 that could do the job?
    bert
    Bert, did you ever work on the countertops?
    Your Dynasty is the ideal machine for this type of work. Or any small DC TIG unit, like the little Maxstars that Admweld suggested. Don't waste your time with a MIG unit if you have the 110V TIG option.

    Good fit-up is critical, because once you start blowing holes you're in a world of hurt. You can weld outside corners without filler, which will make for easier post weld clean up.

    Practice practice practice on some scrap- both welding and polishing. You will learn that the polishing is just as hard as the welding, and should be given respect. You'll see. I wouldn't try to weld and buff out any butt joints, as they will only give you problems. Design accordingly, and use a press brake to form things as much as possible.

    Good luck!

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    reviving an old thread but do you think something like this

    http://www.ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/brakeplans.pdf

    would bend 16 ga 304 stainless across 6 feet?

    If you see an ad that says "constructed of 18-8 stainless steel type 304-16" what does the 18-8 refer to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick-l View Post
    reviving an old thread but do you think something like this

    http://www.ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/brakeplans.pdf

    would bend 16 ga 304 stainless across 6 feet?

    If you see an ad that says "constructed of 18-8 stainless steel type 304-16" what does the 18-8 refer to?
    Plain and simple no. Good idea but SS is pretty tough and 6' of 16 ga doesn't help any...Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick-l View Post
    If you see an ad that says "constructed of 18-8 stainless steel type 304-16" what does the 18-8 refer to?
    18-8 are the rough percentages of chromium and nickel, respectively
    (or is it nickel and chromium? i never remember :-).
    the rest is primarily iron & carbon (to make steel).

    the 18/8 gives you the rough properties of the steel.
    type 304 tells you the details
    (if you look 'em up in an appropriate reference, of course)

    frank

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    OK Changing the scope a little (down to 48") would this work? I would make the front edge a 1" box (2 bends) and a 5" back splash in back.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45876

    Would 20 ga. some how bonded to particle board make a good kitchen counter top?

    Is this a dumb idea and that is why you don't see it very often?

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    Hi Bert, We just had a kitchen done at work from SS. It was 16 ga 304 and the corners were welded and the seams were short 90 degrees bent down and filled with seam sealer where the 2 parts butted together. The SS was also glued down to 2 layers of 3/4" particle board and a small trough ripped out where the seams were to let the small bends go down in. A good guy on a press brake can bend all the bends nice. The backsplash's were just SS channels 4" high glued over 3/4" board also then seamed to the counter top...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    I've got a spool of .023 308SS MIG wire that I've been using for my misc. SS projects. Got it free from a shop that did SS guage panels when they went out of business. You may be able to run a small 110v mig for your field work.

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    Bob and DSW,
    thanks for the replys,
    Bob, did you know what they used for seam filler? I hear lot of guys tig the ends/seam together. I wonder what looks nicer?
    Like DSW mentioned, would a 110v machine be enough for SS 16ga 304??
    thanks all,
    bert
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