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Testwrench
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Last Activity: 10-11-2019, 03:06 PM
Joined: 09-15-2019
Location: Detroit
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  • Unlimited funds ...nope thats certainly not me .
    Im probably better off for the time being rigging up the tig torch I have to the old Lincoln 225 , trying some scratch start tig with it and getting some practice in . If I can get that old S.D. Lee high freq unit wired in with it so much the better...
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  • Testwrench
    replied to Poor mans TIG foot control
    Thank you yrphrum ,
    . I would sure appreciate the pictures !! What gauge hookup wire did you use to build the circuit ?
    . I'll double check Hildstroms site for that email address . I didn't notice one when I read it before .
    thanks for the info. !!
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  • Ok so with considering the import market can you make any suggestions on machines that won't break the bank that are of decent quality ?
    theres lots of them out there and I'm sure some are junk and some are of decent utility .
    . Watched an interesting youtube video last night about a Primeweld...
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  • Testwrench
    replied to Poor mans TIG foot control
    Thank you so much for the information Northweldor
    . You are a gentleman and a scholar
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  • Testwrench
    replied to Poor mans TIG foot control
    Hello Northwelder and thank you for your reply ,
    . Yes thats about right , "the desire and most of the material" (on my "new members" post I listed what I already have here)
    . Ive read hildstroms site , but can't quite figure out how to actually contact him .
    ....
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  • It's hard to beat a pro , I do appreciate you sharing knowledge with me .
    I will give serious consideration to your advice

    P.S. ... we're not older than dirt , just more life experienced. .....It's just the stuff I've known and forgotten that scares me
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  • Testwrench
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    Poor mans TIG foot control

    Hello Weldtalk community ,
    . I've been reading up everything I can find about adding a foot amperage control to a transformer based stick welder . In my case a Lincoln AC/DC 225 tombstone . I keep getting led back to Mike W."s thread in the archives here from 2004 .
    I've been collecting...
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  • Testwrench
    commented on a Visitor Message From Testwrench
    P.S. not sure why this came up as a "visitor post"
    I am a member on this board and am signed in .
    Oh well .... still learning my way around this site
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  • Testwrench
    Testwrench posted a Visitor Message for Mike W
    Hello Mike,
    . I'm a new member here and not sure if your still active on this forum . But I've been researching adding a variable amperage control to my Lincoln AC/DC 225 tombstone buzzbox .
    The more sites I read the more your name comes up as almost famous for doing this .
    I'm...
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  • Hello Oldguy ,
    . And thanks for your response . I'm guessing 56 is your birthday , if so that makes you one year older than me . So maybe I should shut up and listen to my elders
    just by skimming over some of your posts your obviously a way more knowledgeable welder than I'll ever be...
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  • Retired elictrician trying to TIG

    Hello weld talk ,
    . Since this the new member introduction section heres a little background on myself .
    . I'm a 62 year old used up old retiree from GM .
    had other jobs along the long road of working life but most of my years I spent as an hourly Test Mechanic (prototype and testing...
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