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  • Tig Rod Feeder

    A few weeks ago, while I was perusing the now defunct WW site, I saw a posting from a fellow welder that was looking for something to help him continue tig welding, following a stroke that left him with fingers and thumb on his feeder hand that could no longer manipulate a filler rod. So, being an (un-documented) design engineer, I thought I might be able to come up with a simple device to help get him tigging, again. This is what I came up with.
    Last edited by Goodhand; 02-28-2018, 06:41 PM.

  • #2
    Simple cost effective design and "bulky" enough for someone with little to no dexterity. I bet it's sure to make his day.
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    • #3
      DUDE!!!
      That is a cleverly awesome device!
      I personally love it.
      Are there others similar out there to infringe on? That would stop you from producing them?
      I mean just think about it.....with your handle (pun intended) GOODHAND.....you're already set to go

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      • #4
        That is pretty slick. Time for a patent. It could evolve into a very useful device for everybody.
        Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shovelon View Post
          That is pretty slick. Time for a patent. It could evolve into a very useful device for everybody.
          My first thought
          I would use one a lot as I get older.
          I'll take one for sure. It'll certainly get well tested here

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          • #6
            Thanks, all, for the good words, but I have no interest in pursuing a patent... don't have the time or money for that effort. I've got many more projects on my bucket list that require my full attention. The satisfaction of helping a fellow welder regain his tig skills was all I was shooting for.
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            • #7
              Well you did good, that's for sure.

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              • #8
                FusionKing,

                Thanks for the good words.
                I love puns, and your's is a great one. It never occurred to me to name my feeder. If I do go into production, I now know what I'll call it.

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                • #9
                  For sure.

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