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Old 12 June 2010, 16:22   #21
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Hold up .. old stick man here, and I can get down to 1.5's no problem on my old pickhill , whats this gear then ?

Has someone reinvented the wheel ?
no re invention of the wheel, just 1/10 the weight of a transfomer, the size of a breeze block and half the weight for a 200 amp one.
and the high frequency makes it easier to sustain an arc at low current than a 50hz transformer. theyre a bit like welding with one of those old petrol JLO powered welding alternators, even at 40 amps its nearly impossible to get the rod to stick!
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Old 12 June 2010, 16:33   #22
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no re invention of the wheel, just 1/10 the weight of a transfomer, the size of a breeze block and half the weight for a 200 amp one.
and the high frequency makes it easier to sustain an arc at low current than a 50hz transformer. theyre a bit like welding with one of those old petrol JLO powered welding alternators, even at 40 amps its nearly impossible to get the rod to stick!
Fek me .. no need to go bolting to my gas supplier after all, for yet another different gas bottle with a mig then ?

In reality 200 amps would get some 6mm plate welded on a butt joint.. are you saying something the size of a grunter can do that ?
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have a look on fleabay, there some 200 amp ones with a nice mincers style shoulder strap for 250.
if you can stick weld with an ordinary 50hz transformer youll love an inverter for the sheer convienence, the low end controlability is a bonus.
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What gas would be used with these sets? Argoshield?
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I'll be using Pub Gas most likely
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My mates used to use 'brewers CO2' on their MIG sets years ago, 'cos it was cheaper than Argoshield. Could you use it when welding stainless with a TIG?
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My mates used to use 'brewers CO2' on their MIG sets years ago, 'cos it was cheaper than Argoshield. Could you use it when welding stainless with a TIG?
No. You need Argoshield at least.
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Can Argoshield be bought in small cylinders? The ones I remember are about the same size as an oxy bottle.
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Hold up .. I'm lost now .. I thought this was a stick set No gas ?
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Hold up .. I'm lost now .. I thought this was a stick set No gas ?
Me too, but that was 3 pages back....
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