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    90blackcrx
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  • 90blackcrx
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    Thanks guys

    I'm going to have to mod my work bench in order to fit the foot pedal down there.

    And I will post more pictures sooner or later

    s10 if you are reading this, you got an email sending you an invite to my garage anytime.

    There is a huge range on the pulser if I remember correctly. You can change it by how many times you want it a second. Go by increments of 1

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  • arcdawg
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    Bob,

    it looks like you have the *general idea* of it now you just need to fine tune it....in tig welding the material must be CLEAN....I hold the torch at about a 80* angle and the filler at about a 15* angle....get the puddle going and dip dip dip......run about a 15cfm

    keep posting pics...

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  • jolane
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  • jolane
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    Don't get me wrong, I still like Craftsman handtools (well, about half anyways, I am not that impressed with their new screwdrivers. I also don't like their ratchet wrenches (gear wrench all the way here). Their laser etched sockets don't do it for me either, I like the stamped markings myself). Actually, the more I think about it, I don't really care for a whole lot of their new tools anymore. I have a bunch of their older tools though, and like them for my garage. Anymore though, I look towards Snap-On, Mac, etc for new tools.
    Their hand power tools on the other hand suck IMO. I figured that it would be hard to screw up a bench grinder, but I guess they have. All I want are quality tools at reasonable prices. I would really like them to be MADE IN THE USA, but good luck with that.
    Thanks Miller for quality tools MADE IN THE USA with great customer and product support!
    Joshua

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  • burninbriar
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    Not to change the subject of the post, but I've lost all faith in Craftsman tools a long time ago. By the time you add up all the wasted time and expence of returning the broken stuff you could have bought several good quality sets.

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  • jolane
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  • jolane
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    I agree with George. I have had the same problem with the painted band on the tungsten. My tungsten gets stuck in the torch also from this. Once I pull it out a few times though with some force, it works fine. Maybe try deburring the other end though also (near the paint) Maybe the end has a slight burr.

    As for the craftsman grinders, I have an 8" "Professional" model that absolutely sucks also. It vibrates like made, kills light bulbs regularly (even the rugged heavy filament equipment ones), and has a lot of shaft runout. I will never buy another Craftsman bench grinder. I hate their power tools anyways, and don't know why I bought this overpriced one. On another note, we just got a 6" Jet bench grinder at work yesterday and it is super smooth, spins up fast, and in general is VERY well made, including the cast iron disk covers and tool support tables. I will probably buy one just like it.


    Good luck with your new TIG. That is a great looking machine.
    Joshua

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  • Sundown
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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by 90blackcrx
    21, 22 next month.

    Are the tungstens only suppose to go in the torch one way ? I swear mind would only go in one way, and I also had a tough time getting it out. Almost like the collet ( I think thats the name ) was getting stuck.
    If you are trying to pull the tungsten from the front it may be the paint on the end and the expansion from getting hot thats causing it to get stuck. The specs say the the color on the end is not suposed to increase the size of the tungsten, that IMO thats wishful thinking in most cases.

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  • wb5jhy
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  • wb5jhy
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    Thanks for the pics.

    The brown soot indicated you lost shielding or forgot to turn on the gas a couple times. Keep the tungsten close to the workpiece and practice.....

    Not bad for first time though. Keep it up.

    BTW what is the range on the pulser. Does it go up in steps or is it variable.

    Tom

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  • 90blackcrx
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  • 90blackcrx
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    Originally posted by Fishy Jim
    Ever done any torch welding?

    I found it to be similar enough to O/A, where it came easy getting tig to work right.
    I have, actually in the past I took a 1 year class of it. The only thing I did not like about gas welding was in order to cool the puddle down, you would have to lift up with your hand. I found out telling one hand to go down and one to go up while trying to be precise it not easy. I like the foot pedal with the tig.

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  • Fishy Jim
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  • Fishy Jim
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    Ever done any torch welding?

    I found it to be similar enough to O/A, where it came easy getting tig to work right.

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  • 90blackcrx
    Senior Member

  • 90blackcrx
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    Originally posted by frank865
    Congratulations on your new 200!!!

    But as someone else suggested...You really should get some on-site instruction from somebody that knows TIG.
    I'm trying I'm trying, I emailed s10 but he never got back to me.

    Here are some pictures, remember this is the first time I ever tigged. Yeah I will cut back on the questions now, I just need to practice

    And I did not prep the metal that good cause it was cold and late, just wanted to get some practice in

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72...x/welds012.jpg
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72...x/welds010.jpg
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72...x/welds013.jpg
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72...x/welds014.jpg

    Picture of the machine
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72...x/welds015.jpg

    On a good note, I really never touched the tungsten to the metal.

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  • Conrad_Turbo
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  • Conrad_Turbo
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    Originally posted by 90blackcrx
    21, 22 next month.

    Are the tungstens only suppose to go in the torch one way ? I swear mind would only go in one way, and I also had a tough time getting it out. Almost like the collet ( I think thats the name ) was getting stuck.
    I'm 23 (just turned on 29-nov) and I have never TIG welded in my entire life until I got my TA185, it's been 2 months for me so far. Seriously just sit down for a week and play around with your machine, 30 seconds of looking at something will help you figure out the answer instead of waiting over 30minutes on the net. Take your torch apart and see how it works, then figure out why it's binding. Simple.

    Do some research on the net, there is TONS of info. The last thing someone needs to do is spoon feed you the answers to every single minute question. I don't mean it as an insult, as I am a newb just like you. But just take some time to do some research and learn things on your own, when you really stuck then ask.

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  • imported_frank865
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  • frank865
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    Originally posted by 90blackcrx
    21, 22 next month.

    Are the tungstens only suppose to go in the torch one way ? I swear mind would only go in one way, and I also had a tough time getting it out. Almost like the collet ( I think thats the name ) was getting stuck.
    Congratulations on your new 200!!!

    But as someone else suggested...You really should get some on-site instruction from somebody that knows TIG.

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  • 90blackcrx
    Senior Member

  • 90blackcrx
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    Originally posted by Conrad_Turbo
    Just wondering 90blackcrx how old are you?
    21, 22 next month.

    Are the tungstens only suppose to go in the torch one way ? I swear mind would only go in one way, and I also had a tough time getting it out. Almost like the collet ( I think thats the name ) was getting stuck.

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  • Conrad_Turbo
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  • Conrad_Turbo
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    Just wondering 90blackcrx how old are you?

    Blown S-10 I wouldn't mind meeting up with you...what are you doing Dec 18-22nd? I will be in Chicago for work, but I will have the evenings free to meet up with some of my buds in the Chicago area. I wouldn't mind meeting up with ya, see some of the work you have done...maybe give me a pointer or two TIG welding.

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  • jpross1
    Junior Member

  • jpross1
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    Craftsman Grinder

    My Craftsman grinder has the same problem. It is just a POS. I think that they have cut the quality to the bones. My Black an Decker run very true. No run out. No vibration. Also th elight bulb does not burn out in 10 minutes like the POS Craftsman.
    I will not buy another Craftsman again>>>>>>>

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