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coxhaus
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Last Activity: 11-22-2021, 11:05 AM
Joined: 09-16-2008
Location: Central Texas
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  • If you are going to do a lot of 1/8 and/or 3/16 or bigger then you might be better off buying a stick welder. They are cheaper. The problem with stick is that they do not weld thin sheet metal very well.

    Don't forget if you are Mig welding thin steel, you will want a gas bottle which adds...
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    Last edited by coxhaus; 11-17-2021, 02:13 AM.

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  • You can't do heavy plate welding on a shoe string budget....
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  • He had a 20-amp breaker in his garage. Maybe it was weak. The welder was giving it all based on what the breaker would allow it to get. We had the welder set wide open. I think the duty cycle was 3 minutes, maybe 2, out of 10 as I remember. But the breaker tripping was adding to the delay. It was years...
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    Last edited by coxhaus; 11-16-2021, 07:40 PM.

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  • I would think if you want to weld 3/16 plate with any kind of large job you would want a floor welder like the Hobart 230 or Miller 252 so you get a high enough duty cycle to get it done in a short period of time.

    If you like drinking lots of beer and taking your time then a small welder...
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    Last edited by coxhaus; 11-16-2021, 06:36 PM.

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  • coxhaus
    replied to Quick disconnects for C25 and CO2
    I don't buy at Harbor Freight much anymore as everything I have bought, I find issues with. I bought some air quick disconnects from Harbor Freight and they were terrible. They leaked and I threw them out.

    Yes, I don't want to leak expensive gas. As soon as I get my yard cleaned up, I...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to Hobart 6011 Rod Issues
    How many places have you posted this? This is the exact same posting here
    US Forge 6011 - The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop Magazine's BBS

    Do you have something against Hobart? It kind of looks like spam but you have too many posts.
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  • coxhaus
    started a topic Quick disconnects for C25 and CO2

    Quick disconnects for C25 and CO2

    I have a Hobart 210 Mig welder that I would like to plop down on my big Hobart 2510 mig welder if I want a different size wire or gas. I am thinking I will not want to unscrew the brass fitting then connect up to the 210. I am thinking since brass is soft, I will wear out the fittings going back and...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to Victor Medalist
    I thought you adjust the cutting torch by flame and tip size? So, I am not sure you would even notice. I don't cut heavy plate but I have owned a cutting torch for over 30 years. I started with a Harris setup when I first learned in around 1980s. Which I sold after a few years to buy a Victor s...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to Hobart 12ci Plasma Cutter
    I don't think the Hobart 12ci Plasma Cutter is a hard hitter. It is a light weight cutter. It is just a nice fully contained cutting unit. I used my Hobart 12ci Plasma Cutter to cut some rusted out flange off a shredder so I could replace it. It was a lot easier and cheaper than getting my old Victor...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to Ironman 240
    I hope the welder will be based off the Hobart Beta-Mig 2510 with a better arc. I have a 2510 that still runs great. They came out in 1997. They are a beast and keeping running. I use a 60 amp breaker as I have heard they hit harder in the upper range for short durations. My 2510 has run for many...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to Speedglas 9002NC
    Ole, I think you are saying you are happy with your Lincoln 3350 auto-darkening welding helmet. I like mine. I have had mine for over a year with no issues. I don't know how long the batteries last? If I don't use it for a while, I place it out in the sun to charge. Whether this makes a difference I...
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    Last edited by coxhaus; 11-13-2021, 12:40 PM.

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  • coxhaus
    replied to Convert AC stick to DC
    So, is the DC amps going to be half of what the AC settings are on the welder?
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  • coxhaus
    started a topic I need a larger Picnic Table

    I need a larger Picnic Table

    I have out grown my picnic table build and I need it longer. I have a thread on my rebuild of my old picnic table a few years ago. I could just build another one and use 2 together but it seems like I could save steel if I just extended my current picnic table. Then cut longer lumber.to make a set for...
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    Last edited by coxhaus; 11-12-2021, 12:36 AM.

  • coxhaus
    replied to New Gas Bottle for my Hobart 210 MVP
    What is a good size CO2 bottle? I have an old Victor regulator rated for Argon and CO2. My flow rates will be small enough that I think the regulator will work.

    A small welder, a small bottle, small wire and 120v capable will make me a kind of a portable rig. I still want to buy a big enough...
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  • coxhaus
    replied to New Gas Bottle for my Hobart 210 MVP
    I have that covered as I already have a larger C25 bottle. It is as heavy as I can lift nowadays. It seems like I should buy a different kind of gas for a second MIG....
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  • coxhaus
    started a topic New Gas Bottle for my Hobart 210 MVP

    New Gas Bottle for my Hobart 210 MVP

    I am thinking about buying a new gas bottle for my Hobart 210 MVP welder. I was thinking smaller, lighter than my 130 C25 bottle on my Hobart 2510 MIG welder. What do you think about a CO2 bottle? It will be smaller and lighter.

    The other option is to maybe think about getting a second...
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