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    hi my name is tyler im thinking about starting up my own welding and fab shop. what miller products would you all recommend to handle any type of metal and thickness some stuff i weld is over a inch thick.

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    hey tyler good for you. what your after is a multiprocess welder. then you have to ask your self if you want to be mobile. A multiprocess welder is like a bunch of different welding machines in one. you said you want to weld all metals up to an inch thick, it's a good thing you never said "and super fast" or I would of fallen off my chair lol. different metals and metal thicknesses require different welding processes(machines). Process speed, material thickness and quality of welds has alot to do with what process you use. a multiprocess welder has all these machines in one unit. research research research ................................................ho pe this has helped.
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    thanks is it possible to be able to weld stuff thicker than a inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by migman69 View Post
    thanks is it possible to be able to weld stuff thicker than a inch?
    No. That is why battleships are bolted together. Just kidding!!!!!

    You can weld any thickness of metal if you have enough heat, enough depostion of the filler and enough time. Good luck!
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    so in other words any thickness can be welded but with multiple passes

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    I'm not intending to be rude or disrespectful, but in light of the posts of yours that I have read, and the questions that you have asked...... Are you SURE that you are of sufficient experience, knowledge & skill in regards to the welding trade to be entertaining the thought of opening up a shop????

    The questions you have asked lead me to believe that you are not ready. Don't be discouraged, I just think you might want to rethink this career move right now. Hate to see a guy try & fail because he's not ready.

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    Equipment

    The simplest Welding-shop equipment that permits you to perform your work is probably all that you need for getting started. For work on low carbon steel an example would be a simple AC transformer welding power supply. Keep in mind that used and reconditioned equipment may be available at substantial savings.

    Fancy looking machines with all sort of additional capabilities may be strongly promoted by suppliers, but the question is if they are going to help your business become more productive and successful. New equipment should be first rented or leased for a short while, to decide if it actually provides benefits.

    Besides electric welding equipment, an oxyacetylene welding kit mounted on a hand cart holding two gas cylinders is almost a must for any Welding-shop and maintenance facility. An air compressor may be needed to power pneumatic tools.

    Apart from welders you will need accessories, like disc cutters, grinders, welding table with a sturdy vise, files, hammers to remove slag etc. and of course personal protection devices like welding mask, goggles, gloves, apron and so on. See

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    Tyler, I think its wonderful that you want to be self employed. I'm a little concerned that you don't know what kind of welder you need. If you are not going to be doing the work your 'lead-man' should have the knowledge as to the equiptment. If you don't know what welders to set-up then your welding shop rep. will be able to help. 1" plate is no joke, I do hope you succeed. Best of luck. DZSNUTS

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    Hay man i noticed something you said number one your welding flat? and your using 1/4'' plate at 4h degree but are you leaving a 3/32'' gap (i measure mine with a 3/32 tig rod) and you said you were using 7018 for your root? we use 6011 and 7018 filler and cap and one more you said your weaving the cap we jus kinda sorta use a hard faceing technique on the cap but jus sumthing i noticed i got test for this quarter next week imdoing good but im not as good as i can be good luck man and God bless
    Angus

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    Umm This thread was started in '06 or '07.

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