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Old 10 June 2010, 16:52   #1
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welding set wanted

I need a welder as it's about time I learnt to do it properly, yeah I know might take a while. If anyone is upgrading or has a surplus welder please send me a PM
I'm happy to pay cash and collect... I drive to Aberdeen fairly often so distance isn't a problem
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Old 10 June 2010, 16:59   #2
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what type? i have an old arc welder in the shed
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Old 10 June 2010, 17:04   #3
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JB-WELD-WORLDS...item3cadff34a0


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Old 10 June 2010, 17:15   #4
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How many amp supply does that JB stuff use


Mark Anything will do really as I don't nrrd to have one with go faster stripes until I have a feel for the material.
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i will check it still works its a while since i last used it, you can have it if its ok
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Mark Anything will do really as I don't nrrd to have one with go faster stripes until I have a feel for the material.
As with all things,
Try and get the best quality set-up you can.
You’ll do yourself no favours learning on a crapy set!

Absolutely no offence ment
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Try and get the best quality set-up you can.
You’ll do yourself no favours learning on a crapy set!

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Seconded. If you learn on a crap set you won't know if it's you or the set that's not right.
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Inverter welder.

While a cheap AC set from machine mart is OK for small jobs, and learning the basics, you havent welded until you have used a high frequency inverter set.
the difference is night and day! and they are very small and compact.
the real advantage is that being high frequency your arc doesnt have 2 chances every second (50hz) to blow the arc out and stick the rod to the workpiece. its a bit more like DC but without the other issues like arc blow etc.
My mate has an inverter set sealey one and thinks its the poodles privates!
and i think i agree, i managed to weld a patch on a car with it using a 1.6 rod with no slag traps or holes burnt, just like using a mig!
its the ability to sustain the arc at low current that makes the difference.
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Old 11 June 2010, 04:08   #9
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What would people recommend as a basic set for welding stainless, up to say 4mm? I'm not talking regular use here, just the odd hour or so, every now and again, making boaty stuff like A-frames, backrests, grabrails, etc.
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Is an inverter the one that looks like a mincers shoulder bag? I ve seen guys climbing inside them inside Clutch assembliess on ships and yep they certainly do workwell

Problem is once I get a good one It doesn't give me much room to blame the tools for bad workmanship
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