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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:28 AM
    velillen

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    Not to far out. We had a shitshow of a snowstorm for our area....ie we normally get none but ended up with ~3 feet over 3-4 days. Shut down pretty much everything. So made sense for the few days but roads have been fine the past couple days. Its now more just USPS supervisors dictating routes and crap.
     
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    My grandparents live in Wisconsin and a couple weeks ago it got down to -26 at night. -50 with the windchill. Literally everything was closed for like 2-3 days. No usps, no schools, nothing. You go outside in that without every bit of skin covered well and you’re asking for frostbite within 5-10 mins
     
  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    My grandma experienced that in MN. She just stayed in side. Quite a bit of stuff would actually open but only for limited hours...like 10-4pm. Its all the hills that really make it hard for us.Main roads were just fine but having to turn onto a side street thats uphill and unplowed was hard for a lot of people.
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    Yeah dude. I’m sitting down here in Southern California like a little sissy bundled up in 50 degree whether lol. It has been raining a ton. I’m sure you’re getting dumped on by snow up there
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Its back to rain now lol. Which is both good and annoying. Washing away all the annoying sand and crap off the roads.
     
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    I enjoy the rain but I’m ready for a break from it lol
     
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  8. Feb 16, 2019 at 1:24 AM
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    Still practicing. Gonna start buying the material for the table I wanna make.

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    how would you do that add volt meter
     
  10. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    I havent done it successfully lol I'll let you know when I do
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    If your looking to just see the output voltage while welding ( this is only with output enabled when idle it will display open circuit voltage ) just measure across the output studs terminals or whatever that welder has.

    To be able to see the voltage as you adjust it you would need to build a display board or upgrade to that model that has one
     
  12. Feb 16, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    I just don't see the point. You will adjust your machine be sound and smoothness of the welding process. Looking at a gauge is not going to gain you much.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    I can solder and braze copper but have never welded.
    I'm going to learn.
    I just so happen to have a boatload of Amazon gift cards so it would be great if I could find something worth a damn on there.
    Hoping some experienced welders can point me in the right direction.... Will install 220v in the garage for this. Want to be able weld up to say 1/4"? Maybe even aluminum? Are the multi-process machines a good idea or do different dedicated machines make more sense?

    3 golden internet points to anyone who can find me the right equipment on Amazon.
     
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  14. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:31 AM
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    I don't care for multi process machines. Simple always equals reliability.

    The multi process units do it all, but sacrafice doing all welding typed very good.
     
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    As so many factors change the output of a welder at any given time being able to set up by a digital display gets one in the ball park.

    Where a display does tend to help is when the welder is changed a few times a day maybe start with .023 wire mild steel then to .035 stainless then .045 dual shield .

    Then it only gives you a starting point if your just getting into the craft

    Some people get spoiled and are clueless setting up machines without a display.

    I take electrical tape cover the display and tell them ok set up your machine now
     
  17. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:58 AM
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    Well now. If that’s not puttin’ the Dis in Display I don’t know what is. I’ve seen guys not able to read a conventional micrometer anymore. :facepalm:
     
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  18. Feb 17, 2019 at 2:03 AM
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    If a person has never welded they have nothing to compare the different processes and tend to be quite happy as long as things work . So many are limited on space as well.

    The only reason the bigger manufactures went to the all in one machine was because of demand

    My take it depends on which models.

    If we are talking those in the hobby/ part time use price range I tend to agree lower priced poor quality built in China or Mexico .

    I hear this all the time it makes no sense to me Welder works for major Fab shop uses newer good equipment at work wants a multi process machine for at home the cheapest possible . Then you will notice the limits
     
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  20. Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    That one is in my cart. I've heard good things about Hobart and good things about MIG. Have you ever used that exact machine? Impressions?

    Having no idea what I'm doing or talking about.... the IDEA of a multiprocess welder is intriguing to me in regard to not being limited in what I can do or try. It would obviously be cheaper and easier to own one welder than to have 3 different ones laying around.
    I'm not opposed to china or mexico built things (isn't everything made in china now?) provided they work. I've got some great tools from Harbor Freight that have served me well at 1/10th what a snap-on would've cost but I'm not going to buy everything at HF. I'm as cheap as they come but I'd rather spend $1000 well than $200 poorly. Being cheap means I'm even more upset about wasting money on garbage.

    That said.... do you think I'd be disappointed in something like this? I've researched it a bit and it's got some good reviews but is there a good chance it'll crap out on me or frustrate my learning attempts?
     

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