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  • migman69
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    if anyone is wasnting a great deal on a welder go through ioc on ebay they have brand new welders for a thousand dollers under list great deals

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  • migman69
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    i thought bout preheating it some but my boss said i didnt need to he said it wouldnt have helped in this situation. but hes a dumb dumb ne how. ill gikve what u suggested a try.

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  • fun4now
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    i would clean it up first, grab a fresh tungsten and give it a bit of a pre heat. no way to fix it when it dose that you gotta cut it out and start over.
    could also be you fould the tungsten. do you have good gas coverage ?? just go back to the basics and look for some thing simple. if its not plasma cut, the basics should get ya going again. fresh tung. , good clean work ( SS wire brush will clean off the anadized), good gas coverage, and enough heat. should have ya going.

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  • migman69
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    believe it or not we were using a old lincon ac/dc tig machine i mean old and this thing is massive too, we had the heat cranked up to maximum on the unit but the metal was cool to the touch when we first started welding it. as it warmed up it took a bit better but heck as fast as it got warmed it cooled off. we never did figure out the problem plus the filler metal had blach spots in it too.

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  • tnjind
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    What amps? Sounds cold, 1/2" is pretty thick.

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  • migman69
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    Not to sure how it was cut but it looked cut pretty cleanly i think maybe on a bandsaw. But the metal was not perfectly clean though but our boss said the heat would burn through the dirt but im telling you the weld just balled up and wouldnt even take and what did take dang sure wasnt pretty.

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  • fun4now
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    i had that problem with some thiner diamond plate i used a wile back. first question is was it cut with plasma ?? that can make for big problems. you have to use a flap disk and take it back about 1/8"-or more depending.
    could also be anodized so give it a good wire brushing, but plasma cutting could be the problem.

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  • migman69
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    so i have a problem i ran into last night id like some advice on. My buddy was trying to tig some 1/2 inch diamond plate aluminum to some thinner aluminum i guess about 1/4 inch well he was tiging it and we could not get it to weld, the heat was on maximum, and the weld puddle just wanted to ball up and not take. has anyone run into this problem

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  • migman69
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    boy the blueprint stuff is confusing i havent even looked at a print in like 5 years lol, i will probably be asking alot of questions once my classes start

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  • migman69
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    well i went today to pick up my text books wow there thick and heavey and expensive lol. my text book is called modern welding.

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  • migman69
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    as for the power i figured you had 240V power, its the Amp's that kill ya. i had to go inverter as 30Amp breaker was the best i could hope for and that was pushing it. no syncro 200 for me.but my TA-185 is doing great on what i have to offer,so i'm happy.

    you should take a look at what size breakers/panel you have to work with when shopping for welder. don't want to spend your hole budget on welders only to find out its going to be another $2,000.oo to get the needed power to feed them. that could be a real bummer.
    if i had just jumped on the syncro when i had the $$ i would have a brand new 300# paper wait, nice looking one but still...

    i think a 252 is going to handle about any trailer your friends can throw at ya if they have heavy equipment. if they just have bike trailers and utility stuff the 212 will cover it. if not you can always throw a stick in the TIG/Stick welder. 8^))
    thats when you cant mig it stick it i guess lol

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  • migman69
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    im paying attention to all the answers, just needing some guidence on good all around home equipment and if anyone has any tips or hints to help me in school

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  • tnjind
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    What questions are you wanting answers to? You have asked alot of questions. The inteligient ones got good answers, but you seem to ignore them.
    What do you really want to know?

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  • fun4now
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    as for the power i figured you had 240V power, its the Amp's that kill ya. i had to go inverter as 30Amp breaker was the best i could hope for and that was pushing it. no syncro 200 for me.but my TA-185 is doing great on what i have to offer,so i'm happy.

    you should take a look at what size breakers/panel you have to work with when shopping for welder. don't want to spend your hole budget on welders only to find out its going to be another $2,000.oo to get the needed power to feed them. that could be a real bummer.
    if i had just jumped on the syncro when i had the $$ i would have a brand new 300# paper wait, nice looking one but still...

    i think a 252 is going to handle about any trailer your friends can throw at ya if they have heavy equipment. if they just have bike trailers and utility stuff the 212 will cover it. if not you can always throw a stick in the TIG/Stick welder. 8^))

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  • migman69
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    i agree

    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    migman69
    i was thinking for mig the millermatic 350 or 350p. and tig probably the dynasty but i love to have a syncrowave.

    am i missing some thing ??
    does anyone have an opinion on what a good welder for home use would be . ill be looking at mig and tig welders, and maybe a cheap stick welder also

    just doesn't add up ?? the 350 or 350P is very big for home use. and why would you prefer a syncro over the Dyn ??tig probably the dynasty but i love to have a syncrowave.
    do you have the power to run a syncrowave ?? i think a Dyn200DX and a MM212 or 252 would be plenty for almost any home shop. the MM212 being first choice as the 252 is probably over kill here also. then maybe add a spec.375 if you want some cutting fun. now thats a great home shop, all for about the same $$ as a MM350P.

    what are you planing to do at home ??? i have a MM135, in the last 7 or 8 years its coverd all my home needs except aluminum, got a TIG for that. the only reason i think going to a MM210 is needed is i want to start taking in some outside work if i can now that i finally have TIG as an option.

    i agree with you the mm350p is a bit overkill but it is also definatly the only thing id ever need at home lol. I know alot of people with trailers and other stuff made out of kinda thick metal, i guess i just want to be able to handle whatever my friends throw at me, not to mention i want to do some side jobs at home, But if i can go with the mm212 or 252 and save some money i may just do that if it will handle the jobs i want it to do. And im not even sure what power the syncro requires to run, but i do have 220 power avalible.

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