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    New Helmet Design Idea
    by BWeld84
    So I am new to this WeldTalk Forum, but there is some very useful information here. I actually signed up to throw a new helmet design idea out in the welding world to see what everyone might think. I am currently working on a prototype model of a welding helmet with a built in LED light to help illuminate...
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    by Rich2313
    Making the house number sign included some metal bending, welding, milling, and a little lathe work.
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    by ffdonn
    Howdy Hobart, Just got new 190 handler, no gas hose and spool holder is 2-3” diameter and wire spool is 1/2” hole. Are there set up instructions anywhere? Sure would help.
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  • Jim F
    Cybertig 100
    by Jim F
    I recently bought this machine to tig aluminum. It has a remote pedal and the high frq works every time however I have no control over the amperage in AC....It does have control over DC however. I am new to this type machine even though its from the 70's and I am from the late 40's. I managed to...
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    by mudbug
    I'm looking for information on a very old stick welder--Omaha Electric Arc Welder-- made by--- Electric Welder Corporation Omaha,Nebraska

    This is old enough that the welder internals are mounted inside a well made wooden framework .... from a period in time when if it was worth doing...
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    any new hobart 27i or 40i plasma cutter reviews?
    by fj5gtx
    Anyone buy one willing to tell us what they like/dislike? I've had my hypertherm plasma for a long time, and its getting time to refresh the equipment. Hobart has treated me very well with my MIGs, so I'm willing to consider their new plasma design....
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    by whateg0
    I can't seem to find any current reviews of the Eastwood welders. They are running a pretty good deal right now, if the machine is any good. My brother bought a plasma cutter from them that died after a few minutes of use. The replacement did the same thing. Could have been user error, but I don't...
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  • MarkG
    Surfacing welds
    by MarkG
    I have an old Ariens snowblower and want to build up the skid shoe wear surface a little bit before they get too thin to weld. They are still fairly new currently.

    I'm thinking of simply covering the wear surface with rows of beads. It's a small surface. I'm sure the regular MIG wire...
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