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  1. Dugdale Member

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    IMG_0234.JPG IMG_0232.JPG I've been using the Lidl rods that I bought when I got the 80amp inverter, but bought a few Fincord M rods and tried them tonight, in comparison to the Lidl ones. First pic is the Fincord 4 lines on the left, Lidl 4 lines on right. Both rods 2.5mm E6013, at 80 amps. Next pic is my very poor prototype of my sons birthday present. This needs a clean up and hopefully mark 2 will be a fair bit tidier. Wish I'd taken up welding years ago.
     
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  2. rcx132

    rcx132 rcx132

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    Hey, welcome to the forum. Nice work on the model.
     
  3. Dugdale Member

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    Thanks rcx132, a lot of practice needed to make it neater.
     
  4. rcx132

    rcx132 rcx132

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    It's really good for someone who's just starting
     
  5. addjunkie

    addjunkie Forum Supporter

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    I agree. A tip. Try assuming your right handed, putting the rod over your left hand for support to stop you waving about and move more stadily. Obviously wear a thick glove. But steading is a quick way to help your consistancy.

    Yes it will get hot, and you will learn rapidly that just because its not glowing red does not mean its cold.
     
  6. Dugdale Member

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    Thanks addjunkie, I'll give it a try.
     
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