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  • snoeproe
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    I've tig welded cast iron several times with good results. I used certanium cast iron rod. Most recently I tig welded some cast iron bases/floor mounts for restaurant tables. They turned out well.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    And take your time with it. Let the cleaning action work for you, then flow in your braze filler metal. <br />
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    Aluminum bronze has more stretch and I think it's a bit stronger, especially for the cast iron repairs.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    With aluminum bronze I'd use AC.
    I agree..... for some applications using using Al-Bronze or Sil-Bronze....

    it is helpful to TIG on AC-HF..... to help "JIGGLE" the puddle and float impurities.....

    AC is not just reserved for Aluminum welding......

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  • Olivero
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    Yeah, If your doing any aluminum type stuff, you should use AC, otherwise it will be tricky to beat the oxide layer.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    With aluminum bronze I'd use AC.

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  • Olivero
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    I used stainless for a drill press base, more flex before breaking than regular steel, not sure how the silica bronze works for flex but my drill press is still holding up.

    I set it to DC, some people prefer AC.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Is this some sort of hard to find part? <br />
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    But in general, I'd steer clear of tig welding anything cast iron. You can tig braze it. Without tempting you to try to repair this pulley though, I would suggest aluminum bronze as opposed to the silicon bronze on cast iron in a braze only. <br />
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    However, I know of a guy that did an O&A braze repair on a pulley for his lathe. He over built the part then turned it back down. Still holding as far as I know. <br />
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    But why not just replace it?

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  • MAKINGSPARKS
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    5" power steering

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  • aametalmaster
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    Pulley I wouldn't touch it. It could come apart. What size pulley?...Bob

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  • MAKINGSPARKS
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    Tiging cast iron

    tig welding a crack in a web of cast iron pulley with silcon brass ,how do I set machine ? Lots experience tiging aluminum and steel first time for cast
    Thanks
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