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Old 29 February 2012, 18:06   #11
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this should do you ............
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Old 29 February 2012, 18:10   #12
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Wow!! that machine is amazing.
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Old 29 February 2012, 18:46   #13
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Pickling will passivate the weld area and bring back it's corrosion resistance but leaves a matt finish which still needs polishing. Unless you use a machine like the Anapol but they're well pricey.

The best DIY way to get polishing is to get a car polisher/buffer and make or buy? An adaptor to fit a tapered spindle (used for metal polishing mops) onto the M14 male thread on the polisher. That would be a fairly versatile tool able to get into most places with more power than a dremel or summat.
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Old 29 February 2012, 18:56   #14
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that is an amazing machine i used to work in fabrication and have done a fair amount of tube bending and things have obviously come a long way


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Old 29 February 2012, 19:00   #15
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How about this... Watch the video

Rems Curvo Electric Pipe and Tube Bender
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Old 29 February 2012, 19:05   #16
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very sweet mach rather copper to all that plastic rubbish plumbers use these days
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Old 01 March 2012, 02:28   #17
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To bend stainless you need a former and a guide otherwise youll crush the pipe. You can put small polishing mops in an angle grinder. Don't forget the soap to dress the mop
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Old 01 March 2012, 08:43   #18
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I bought a Tig welder to do some stainless fabrication. I did a lot of research before buying a Lorch T220 (German) AC/DC, (as I am doing some aluminium stuff as well). The machine is the dogs doodads,it is the upper end in price, but has excellent support and is good value in my books.

LORCH - So geht Schweissen

However, learning to use it is another story. I have been Mig welding for 25+ years but that is a doddle compared to Tig.

I would say the key is in getting all the settings right before you start. Once it is set up to suit what your doing, it is not too bad. I would advise getting on a course somewhere and learn how to do it properly. I am paying a qualified Tig welder to come and teach me on site and I am still crap at it!
It is worth paying attention to how the settings work. I hate menus where one knob and display does 100 different functions. I find I am constantly referring to the handbook as I can't remember where to locate the setting I want. The Lorch is very good and intuitive on this front.

I found this site to be very informative with lots of vids showing what to do.

Welding Tips and Tricks - TIG, MIG, Stick and a pantload of other info

Good luck.
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You should have said last time you were here. You could of played with large Kemppi welder up the end of the shed
It's not too bad when doing stainless as long as you've got slope in and out of gas and amps. You'll only be using about 50 amp for normal boat stuff. You can also get different size guns and tungstens
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I wish I had paid more attention now but there were so many things to look at in your rather awesome workshop.
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