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by ctwo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG Pulsing issue
Replies: 7
Views: 94

MIG Pulsing issue

I had a project and on my practice runs the MIG ran good. At some points on the same materials, the MIG seemed to toss tantrums with pulsing the arc, and made poor welds. I also perceived a somewhat slow fading of the current until the arc just stopped completely. I bumped amps up from 1-2 to 2-1, a...
by ctwo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Any Creative Fabicators?
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Any Creative Fabicators?

Hey All, I have an oddball project - to build a roof rack for my car to carry a small aluminum fishing boat. Commercial solutions run just shy, and are quite expensive. I've attached a pic of where I am and a commercial mounting illustration. I've annotated that with my idea - another angle bracket ...
by ctwo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

The 350LX here is listed for six grandages. Miller XMT 300 $900, but I'm not sure it can do what I want. It's got a busted knob and looks to have been dragged behind a truck. It's probably beauty under the covers. There is not much else. Oh yeah, I, like Steve, would appreciate the portability of a ...
by ctwo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

Hmm, on one hand you say Lincoln, and then off brand. I should have mentioned the TIG is to compliment my HarborFreight DualMIG, which seems to have a narrow band of things that it will weld without being a bratty child. Perhaps I expect too much (in the thin and smooth department).
by ctwo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

I can't afford nor justify a name brand welder, and I expect anything affordable will be ancient with a different set of concerns. I am slightly tending toward the Alpha now because it's cheaper and I think practical features that I'd notice are equivalent. Like most things, there are folks that hav...
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

Does yours have start on lift setting? What should I care about?
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

Yeah, he's done YT reviews on them too. I'll have to watch the specifics. The problem now is there is no review of the new gen4 model, and I think that is all the importer is offering on their site. I'm sure Amazon has the Gen3, for more money of course. All the Everlast tigs on CL are priced hundre...
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: TIG Welder - Everlast

I kinda like knobs. I read the two brands are owned by the same family. I guess they'd just be importers. Both companies show address in south San Francisco and are half mile apart. I suspect the machines are probably very much the same, but with Everlast being a little more updated in the control p...
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG Welder - Everlast
Replies: 22
Views: 525

TIG Welder - Everlast

I am naive in this subject, but getting the bug again - to weld aluminum and thin sheet metal. I thought briefly about the new HF line, then this brand started coming up in my youtube feeds. PowerTIG 185DV was my first thought, but it does not come with a foot pedal, the PowerTIG 200DV does. $800/$1...
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a reference square
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Making a reference square

Well, my first thought on the reference block was, why not just pick up 123 blocks, etc. I think you can get them for less than the raw material, if you consider the cost of hardening. I used both 3" and 4" iron pipes to make cylindrical squares - they are probably cast steel, but not sure. I have n...
by ctwo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8685

Re: Surface Grinding

Looks like the guy got a pressure washer and some evaporust and now has the grinders listed for two grandages. They look so much better and are selling.
by ctwo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sedan Roof Rack Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Sedan Roof Rack Mount

Hey, well I heard there was this town in Texas that banned pickups. You wouldn't want one of those around here - way too crowded.