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    I have to give a presentation. I have been out of the loop a while and see the new stick units are all inverter. At not time I was very familiar and had ran every machine in the line up. I think about 50 to 75 people for this trade show but obviously not all them will take something although I might...
    Today, 09:41 AM
  • MikeyZ
    Suggestion for a welding mask vs helmet.
    If someone is welding in a situation where the helmet gets in the way, can anyone suggest a welding mask that will do the job?...
    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
  • MikeyZ
    Safety issues
    I'm not a welder but my grandson is (17yrs) and he comes home at night and his face is red under the eyes like sunburn. My guess is he's in a tight spot or maybe he can't use his helmet I don't know. I'm sure over time this can be hazardous. Can you offer some suggestions as to what he should do...
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  • Ben
    Greetings all. I have a few questions about pre-heating. Is there a rule of thumb on pre-heating in regards to what the minimum metal thickness you should start preheating - I mainly work in steel. Also, what do you all use to preheat? I have a little propane torch that is pretty convenient ......
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  • HOBARTxj
    190 or ? For 1/4",10g, 3/8"
    Hi all,

    looking into buying a welder and I came across Hobart 190 which I'm highly considering.

    other options were Lincoln 180C, miller211 that too much$

    I want to weld these gauges for jeep work and would like to know from those that run the 190, Is this...
    09-22-2018, 03:25 PM
  • sparksalot
    hook up for Chicago Electric Dual MIG
    Hate to dredge up the past here, but I thought maybe you all could help me decide on this:

    I picked up a never-used Chicago Electric Dual MIG Welder 151 (Item 06271) for $40 and it doesn't have a plug on it. It has a 14/3 wire and is 220V.

    I already have a 50-amp (6-50R) outlet...
    10-03-2018, 08:56 AM
  • wcs
    Hobart Auto Arc 130 welding heavy to thick steel.
    I currently am trying to MIG weld a 19mm drain plug (nut) onto a ~16 ga. oil pan.

    I don't have a tank and using some .030 flux core wire.

    Start settings from the Hobart manual shows

    16 Gauge - 2/20 & 2/25
    12 Gauge - 3/25

    These setting are...
    10-14-2018, 11:54 PM
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    US spec torch handle, convert to EU threads? A cunundrum...
    Getting ready for a big move to Europe and would like to avoid having to buy a whole new brazing setup. I use a Smith Light-Duty 1AW1A Versa torch for smaller stuff... and for resurfacing tools and would like to use this in Germany too. I've found some websites selling this product (at triple the cost...
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