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daveyboy

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Post #26
dangti6 wrote:
It's not the welder that I am after by the way.


What kind of set do you think you'll need? Mig, Tig or both? Cool

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 10:37
smegal

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Post #27
daveyboy wrote:
dangti6 wrote:
It's not the welder that I am after by the way.


What kind of set do you think you'll need? Mig, Tig or both? Cool


I think he's after the blow job

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 10:56
owain

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Post #28
daveyboy wrote:
What kind do you think you'll need? Teeth, tongue or both? Cool


FTFY

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 10:56
clen666

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Post #29
dangti6 wrote:
I am starting a welding and fabrication course in September.


I've been wanting to do a course for a while, but in my current job I work a random shift pattern so can't commit to set times Sad

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 11:16
phillipm

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Post #30
daveyboy wrote:
phillipm wrote:
£4.50 for a BJ and £9.95 for all the way isn't it Dave?


Close enough, when should I book you in?


Oh the usual will do.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 11:31
phillipm

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Post #31
clen666 wrote:
dangti6 wrote:
I am starting a welding and fabrication course in September.


I've been wanting to do a course for a while, but in my current job I work a random shift pattern so can't commit to set times Sad


Buy a welder, stick pigeon s**t all over some steel for a while until you get two bits that don't fall apart. Sorted.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 11:33
clen666

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Post #32
LOL that's one option

Just need to save some pennies for a decent one

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 13:58
clen666

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Post #33
Jim...er, sorry, Dave, do you think that 185A portamig is worth the extra £100 over the r-tech imig 160?

What amps are people using to weld bodywork?

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 14:52
phillipm

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Post #34
Depends what it is, if you're butting a piece into some bodywork that's been thinned by rust about 25-30 amps. Corners use more, as do overlaps, etc.

Depends on your technique and the fit too, if you're fast and the fitup is absolutely perfect you can get away with more amps and going like the clappers, and vice versa. You can change the ranges by changing wire diameters anyway, the machine itself is more important than the amp specs tbfh.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 15:04
beez_neez_gt

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Post #35
What i use for 0.8mm steel is around 1-2 on the dial, number 1 high volts, wire speed around 3. It does depend how fast you weld etc.

I think its well worth the extra, mostly for the quality long lasting wire feeder and quality of the whole machine, British made which is a rare thing these days.

Only down side is the waiting time for the machine to be made via a bespoke British company.

Always best to practice with a new welder. always best to remove all rust, even pitted areas, that way you wont burn through to easily. Corners need a little more wire speed with the tip using the corner as a guide as you go along the corner. Welding underneath needs a little more wire speed that what you would use welding from above, as does vertical welding too.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 15:06
owain

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Post #36
Phwoar, sexy welding chat. Love it.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 15:09
rikky 🦔

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Post #37
failing that just chuck as much weld as you can in, pigeon s**t everywhere, then grind the welds down so they look flush and unwelded. paint over it in really thick paint. then claim heroism

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 16:01
daveyboy

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Post #38
The plus side of the Portamig is its simplicity, it's just a transformer a wire feeder and a rectifier in a box, this leaves very little to go wrong, and if the set is neglected/abused it will be relatively unaffected yet still perform well. Inverters are a bit more sophisticated, they use high speed electronics to replicate what a conventional transformer does, hence the reduction in size and weight for a given output current. The positives include greater portability, often reduced mains input requirements as they are usually very efficient and most importantly very stable arc with step less adjustment of volts vs wire. If it sits in a damp shed for 364 days of the year don't buy an inverter, they don't like damp (think of it as the sensitive piece of electronic kit that it is rather than just another hand tool) there are also some dos and donts regarding power supplies but I can cover that in more detail if anyone is interested.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 20:57
buzzbrightyear

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Post #39
Do you sell this one dave:
http://www.r-techwelding.co.uk/Mig_Welder/240V_Mig_Welders/Mig_Welder_R-Tech_IMIG160 ?
I noticed you recommended it earlier this year or late last year some time so I saved the page as a bookmark with the intention of buying one at some point when I'm ready.

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:10
daveyboy

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Post #40
Yeah, Dennis Judas Russian Guy bought one based on my recommendation but not off me LOL

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:16
buzzbrightyear

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Post #41
Is that your company on the link?

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:48
daveyboy

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Post #42
No, but I'm an authorised R Tech agent, I sold one of those just last week. I think it's the fourth one we've sold and no complaints, we've had a lot of success with their tigs. Very well priced gear and the backup is exemplary.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:52
swiftyboi006

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Post #43
owain wrote:
Phwoar, sexy welding chat. Love it.
Laugh my ass off

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:54
daveyboy

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Post #44
If you want to see a really really nice mig check out the EWM Pico Puls 180, it's a gem.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:57
buzzbrightyear

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Post #45
swiftyboi006 wrote:
owain wrote:
Phwoar, sexy welding chat. Love it.
Laugh my ass off


+1 LOL

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 21:58
smegal

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Post #46
Beats my sealey one. :-(

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 22:08
clen666

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Post #47
daveyboy wrote:
If you want to see a really really nice mig check out the EWM Pico Puls 180, it's a gem.


She's a beaut', just slightly out of my budget

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 22:24
davewagon

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Post #48
All I know is that now I really want to weld something, and really feel the need to buy a welder for my collection of toys!!

I haven't a clue lol

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 22:30
pete_rallye

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Post #49
I've got a Clarke MIG 151TE, does the job but not on really thin stuff ie <1mm, and don't believe for a minute it'll weld 6mm either. I've had some really good results on anything inbetween though. I tried welding Ali with it too but that was a joke. Its probably the Suzuki Liana of the welding world but its ok for what I need. The r-tech stuff looks ace, and when I've got a few £k spare I'll be investing in a TIG and plasma cutter!

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Posted 15th Aug 2012 at 22:42
sarahsix

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Post #50
buzzbrightyear wrote:
swiftyboi006 wrote:
owain wrote:
Phwoar, sexy welding chat. Love it.
Laugh my ass off


+1 LOL


Bet you're all doing a 'flashdance' while thinking about your new welders.

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