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  1. #1
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    Default Stainless TIG rod .035 source?

    When making small welds I like to use small rod. The problem is that I have only been able to find .035 or .045 sold in 10 pound bundles.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true
    That would last me a 4 lifetimes! Anyone know of a place that will sell a single pound?

    I've been using MIG wire, but would like some straight (literally) TIG rod.

    Thank you in advance for sharing your experience.

  2. #2
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    My advice to you would be to go to your local welding supply store and just ask if you could get a pound of rods. I remember i went to go get at most a 1/2 pound of brazing rods one time and i asked the salesman could i get that so he just took me out back gave me the rods and said " i'll just give these to ya but make sure you come back and buy more stuff" i dunno maybe he was having a good day or feeling charitable but i wont complain... i mean it never hurts to ask

  3. #3
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    Put one end of the .035 mig wire in a vise and hold the other end in some Vise-Grips and give it a couple good yanks (the wire), it will straighten out.

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    Default .035 mig wire

    Put one end in vise and other end in a electric drill pull tight and spin drill It will get it perfectly straight in a flash. Make up a few for later welding. Do it in 10 ft lengths and cut to your specs.

    Ronnie

  5. #5
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    Default SS wire

    I have some extra SS wire I'd like to sell -
    http://products.esabna.com/EN/home/f...309l_er309309l

    New unopened 10# roll for $50.
    Pretty sure it will fit in a flat rate box - shipping $10. CONUS.

  6. #6
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    Default oops - it's .045 *

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  7. #7
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    I use MIG wire because the thin TIG stuff is hard to find.
    J & J Speed Shop
    (716) 830-0506
    www.JandJSpeedShop.com
    Jason@JandJSpeedShop.com

  8. #8
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    I've noticed for years now, both OEMs and consumables suppliers lag behind the times on customer needs.

    Many times, saying that they are living in the 1960s, is a charitable comment. That definitely includes their welding machines.

    P.S. If you only knew what could be done.

    I say this in support of our industry, the poor bastags think things will stay the same. Don't bet your laurels on it.
    Last edited by r90s; 08-05-2007 at 12:46 AM.
    Careful with That Axe, Eugene

  9. #9
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    SD,check here http://store.weldingdepot.com/cgi/we...ml?id=pFJYIVZB

    This is my first post here and I hope it's helpful to you...

    Johnny

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    Thumbs up Bingo!

    Quote Originally Posted by ez_rider91 View Post
    SD,check here http://store.weldingdepot.com/cgi/we...ml?id=pFJYIVZB

    This is my first post here and I hope it's helpful to you...

    Johnny
    Thanks Johnny! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I GREATLY appreciate the link.

    By the way, Welcome to the Board. I think you will find the folks are pretty helpful here (like you were to me). They have advanced my exposure to welding techniques and tools, and helped sift through some of the "welding voodoo" (you gotta' do it THIS way, nothing else works...) I hear around the shop.

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