Posted November 21, 2011 - 05:24 PM
Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:24 AM
This is my stick/tig machine , and me little gassless MIG that I have in the shed
I've done some serious stuff with that little booger ! And I mean serious .took a while but it looked great and has held up.
Ad long as you keep heat in your parts you can weld some serious thick stuff.
In this shot of a vertical weld with 7018 ,if you look to the right in the backgroud you will see a Miller 250X MIG, that machine had pumped well over 2000 lbs of wire with out EVER an issue ! Absolutely awsome! It welds .045 Fabcor 86 R unreal out of 400 lb drums too! First and only upgrade was a 400 amp Bernard gun because I run it day in and day out at 26 volts and 300 inches of feed ,and at that rate the original gun couldn't take it.
Edited by caseguy, November 24, 2011 - 08:25 AM.
Posted November 24, 2011 - 06:16 PM
Posted November 24, 2011 - 07:39 PM
Posted November 24, 2011 - 08:02 PM
Posted November 25, 2011 - 05:19 AM
I picked up the syncrowave with 3 different water cooled torches, a ton of rod and consumables for $800 .
What I really want tho is a diesel Big Blue 350 pipe pro with an inverter Tig like the Division 180, I don't really need more than that for aluminum . If I need to weld thicker aluminum I'd MIG it. But we can all dream ,as that is free LOL.
Posted November 25, 2011 - 09:47 AM
This my Stick welder. It's a Forney as you can see, and I'm sure it has a model number, but it's old enough that I'd probably not find OE parts anyhow. It has a stick range up to 3/16" and a current range up to 180 Amps. It has solid copper windings in a multi-tap configuration. It also has a multi-tapped ground for a high and low setting for each of the tap ranges. It's a bit of a pain if you have to switch settings, but it was free except for the capacitor that I had to buy to get it working. I also hag to get the leads and plug ends. It's a faithful and sturdy unit and runs very smoothly for an AC machine.
My Dad bought one of those on the farm when I was about 3 years old - 64 yrs old now.
Posted November 25, 2011 - 01:08 PM
This is my newest welder. It's a Lincoln 180C. I picked it up almost 2 years ago and I use it quite a bit. According to the manual it welds up to 1/2" but I've discovered that I'd rather do that in multiple passes for better penetration. I bought it mainly for the lighter stuff anyhow.
That's the same welder I have. Picked it up couple years ago. Works great for repairs for and my various projects. Stick would be nice as well but I haven't found one yet.
Posted November 27, 2011 - 08:05 PM
I use an old Forney arc welder for the big jobs. It is identical to caseguys in post # 15.