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#16 Sam Walters

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:24 PM

Electro Magnetic Welding clamp

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Just a regular magnetic welding clamp that you can turn off. Makes cleaning a whole lot easier.

http://www.stakesys....off_off_switch/

Get it from the link above, although ive made my you may aswell use those.

You can get any regular magnetic welding clamp from many places. frost ect ect.

One thing to be added. These clamps most only ever be used when tacking up. They must not be used when properly welding up, reason for this is that magnatism molests the arc when welding.

Edited by Sam Walters, 15 June 2011 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

re pic 10, i was taught when you tack first and then seam weld to start and finish between the tacks.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

re pic 10, i was taught when you tack first and then seam weld to start and finish between the tacks.


Mmm not sure if i read this right but that is what i did. Tack every inch or so then seam weld between the first two from tack to tack then if there were more tacks miss an inch then seam weld and so on.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:25 PM

could of made it a bit clearer really. start mid way between the tacks and weld over one tack and finish mid way.
(if that makes sense)

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:36 PM

could of made it a bit clearer really. start mid way between the tacks and weld over one tack and finish mid way.
(if that makes sense)


Ahh i see where you are coming from. Makes sense as it then incorporates the tack. I must admit when i'm welding i normally flow over the tack anyway but its good for somebody new to welding to do that as then they make a nice strong weld.

Its all good info so the more the merrier. :) :P

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:46 PM

What wire gauge do you recommend - 0.6 or 0.8 ?

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:50 PM

What wire gauge do you recommend - 0.6 or 0.8 ?


Myself i have always used .6mm and have done for over 22 years. .8mm works perfectly well and it is much better for doing really heavy duty stuff. .6mm works well up to 1/4" anything more than that then .8mm would be better.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

I assume the burrs are used to clean welds in corners and other things that cannot be gotten to with the larger tools (ie. disks and flap sanders)? Do you use them in a variable speed tool or an air tool? What speed do you use them at? Thanks.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

I assume the burrs are used to clean welds in corners and other things that cannot be gotten to with the larger tools (ie. disks and flap sanders)? Do you use them in a variable speed tool or an air tool? What speed do you use them at? Thanks.


I use them in high speed grinders either right angle or straight. Speed wise it all depends on what your compressor can pump out cfm wise. My right angle die grinder is rated to 18,000 rpm but my compressor cannot supply enough air to get to that speed however it does attain at least 10,000 rpm which is plenty enough for the burrs. And yes i use them in the restricted areas other grinders, sanders etc cannot reach. Also ideal for opening out holes or cutting out small areas of rust.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 01:54 AM

Thats the most informative post I have ever seen on welding, thanks heaps :)

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:41 PM

Can I ask where you got the arbour (3" disc holder) for a your die grinders, I've been trying find one for a while but have only found them in the US.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

Can I ask where you got the arbour (3" disc holder) for a your die grinders, I've been trying find one for a while but have only found them in the US.


Try this website
http://www.cromwell....r...amp;x=0&y=0
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09988 6x75mm No.4 ROLOC HOLDER
Product code: MMM-280-4480T

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:31 PM

Ah sorry missworded my post a bit. O_O

I've got Roloc holders I was wondering about the holder for 3" cut off discs!

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

Righto Tupers i believe i have found a supplier and it is
http://www.atigarrys...bflcmandrel.asp and they are based in the good ol uk.
And they have lots of goodies, burrs, discs and so on.

Neil

Edited by sonikk4, 24 June 2011 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

Blooming ecke, just joined the forum and getting a feel for whats on it and whats useful in tackling my first restoration project. With regard to the tools required for welding, for a person starting with completely nothing (not even a screw driver !) I'm going to have to do some drastic. Can you restore a mini without any tools (lol) . Tracey PS. Apart fcrom what tools are needed for welding - not got to that part yet, what would you suggest I get , starting from scratch.




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