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#76 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 02:30 PM

For Cookie monster : Which tube is the ground?'''''''''''''''''''''''''''':bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

DUH--black of course, sorry.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 02:47 PM

P1280091.jpg Here's my 2 oldies but goodies.-----------

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 03:12 PM

I've wondered the same thing, and whether I could trust what little eyesite I have left to a HF hood? I read somewhere--I'll try to find it--that they have to meet some ANCI or OSHA std. and have dual sensors for safety in case the welders head angle is shielded from one of sensors, the other fires the lens somehow. It's a very, very important subject.


We have a Miller auto helmet that's about 10 years old at work , we don't weld that often , it's one that uses batteries , (needs batteries to lighten) but a few time when the batteries got weak it worked fine for a arc or two then didn't get dark , got a slight flash , fresh batteries was all it needed . I bought a HP one that doesn't use batteries ( solar charging ? ) about 2 years ago and it's works fine , haven't ever had a problem with it , Al
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Thanks again guys. I bought a tub of the Lincoln gel stuff. Heres a couple of photos of the welder and helmet. I haven't even had the helmet out of the package yet. Can you trust these auto darkening jobs?

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I love mine even though I haven't used it that much yet. It sure is nice to be able to see where I'm at before pulling the trigger or striking an arc. Not going back if I can help it.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 07:33 PM


Just a few pics here. My Miller 210 with spoolgun, my plasma cutter, torch, helmet and clamps. The table in the 5th picture is portable and has a very heavy steel top. I could not find pics of my portable stuff. The Miller Trailblazer 301g with leads, spoolgun, and suitcase setup. I don't get a lot of opportunity to use this stuff, but it is there when I need it. I do some on site welding among other things to supplement my income.
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 12:40 AM

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Here are a few more pics for this thread. There are a few more essential tools in my weld shop inventory such as the small shear, the heavier 90 degree clamp and some of my various vicegrip type clamps. I have included a few pics from my trailer refurb and ramp mods from last winter and the roller I made from an old hot water tank. I shortened the tank about 12in. , reversed the concave bottom to match the other end; welded on stub axles and built the tow frame with pillow block greaseable bearings. This has been a fun and educational thread and I am pleased that I was able to contribute to it. Dave

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:05 AM

Thanks everyone for your input. Kurtee and B10Dave thanks for all the pics of clamps and other gear. I think I may Sticky this thread so it's easy for new welders to find in the future.
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Good idea, Brian. I may add some pics of clamps and such that I have soon.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 12:03 PM

Ok, This thread is now a Sticky so you can look for it at the top of the mechanical forum.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Ok, got my shop cleaned enough to snap some pics. Here is my welding stuff in my personal shop. Left to right...first my Clarke 180EN MIG, then under my table is my Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma cutter. Then on the far right is my Hobart 250 (300 amp) TIG/Stick welder. Cooling system is on top of the welder. Pic on the right is my small Craftsman wire welder. It gets used as much as any of the others, possibly more! It's great for real thing stuff, all the way to 3/8 if you do multiple passes.

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This is our old Century welder in the farm shop, then my old Lincoln Weldanpower 150 gas powered welder/generator. I forgot to snap a pic of the acet. torch, but you know what they look like.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 04:18 PM

I started a thread like this a long time ago, they should be together.

http://gardentractor...ed/welders-392/

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Ok, got my shop cleaned enough to snap some pics. Here is my welding stuff in my personal shop. Left to right...first my Clarke 180EN MIG, then under my table is my Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma cutter. Then on the far right is my Hobart 250 (300 amp) TIG/Stick welder. Cooling system is on top of the welder. Pic on the right is my small Craftsman wire welder. It gets used as much as any of the others, possibly more! It's great for real thing stuff, all the way to 3/8 if you do multiple passes.

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This is our old Century welder in the farm shop, then my old Lincoln Weldanpower 150 gas powered welder/generator. I forgot to snap a pic of the acet. torch, but you know what they look like.

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Sweeeet! A plasma cutter. I'm still using a hacksaw!LOL Thanks for the pics Daniel.

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 08:29 AM

Can we talk about spot weders here too?
The issue came up in another thread, but I figured it would get more attention here.

I can think of many instances where it would be real handy to have in the arsenal.
This one was brought to light.
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Anyone out there have spot welders?
Any input?
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Posted February 12, 2012 - 02:43 PM

Sure, fire away with spot welding setups. At that price the HF one would be worth a try.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Here is mine, it's a cheapy but it works.

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