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weldaway
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Last Activity: 01-09-2021, 07:29 AM
Joined: 03-12-2013
Location: Michigan
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  • weldaway
    replied to Mig weld penetration.
    To the OP. Your picture as stated towards the beginning shows that the two pieces are welded together with good penetration on each end, but the weld was bridged! I would agree that with the amps you have you would need to shrink the size, but then focus on making sure you see the two pieces at a 90...
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  • weldaway
    replied to Sizing a Tig Welder
    200 amp minimum. I do these kinds of repairs and have for years. I would recommend a Dynasty or consider a lincoln aspect. They are just as capable as a dynasty and are cheaper. Syncrowaves are great but not the newest of technology. There is a big difference when welding aluminum, especially cast,...
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  • weldaway
    replied to Tig torch size and welder amperage
    I would upgrade if you are looking to do aluminum at higher amperage. The guns that come with the machines can handle the range of the machine just fine and can be used for most applications. The 17 will work but if you do not want to preheat you will be using higher amps that will likely destroy the...
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  • weldaway
    replied to Advice on water cooler
    This may depend on what you plan to weld. Are you looking to stay on steel mostly, and not utilize the upper limits of the machine for long periods of time? The more expensive water coolers simply ensure that if you are welding aluminum for example, at higher amperage, you are covered. What are you...
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