Try get machine mart vat voucher
And go for 151en then.
That's what i got and good European machine. Yes there are better, obviously so, but for...
Thing about cost is alot of it is initial outlay. Once you got the basic set up the ongoing costs drop a lot
Obv everyones budget different but...
I tried fluxcore after welding with stick for a while. Hated it, seemed alot more messy than stick
Once i got to gas its a whole different league...
I'd try take the long view mate and buy for future needs not just jobs that need doing now
PPE is reasonably cheap these day's. Probably get auto...
IMO stick the best way to learn. I love the simplicity of it too.
Keep at it and decide on a project thats thats not too critical. Once you made...
I'm not an expert by the way, still learning myself. But i enjoy stick welding, got a few projects done that way.
If you use a smaller electrode on thicker material you have less chance of burning through it mate
So you can slow down and take time to watch...
I've only started it in contact mate, I'll try a little above next time tho, curious now.
Exactly, it wouldn't exist without you, good stuff mate
I think you got it done quick mate, good job too
Well nice weather this afternoon. So cut a 1metre wide sheet of 0.8mm steel using the "tat" plasma cutter from Lidl.
Ran torch against 25mm angle...
Looking good Mem :thumbup:
Think mine was about £4 at either Screwfix or Toolstation. Not sure which, definitely under £5
No your explaining it ok mate
Must admit mate this isn't a project I'd choose. But its interesting to follow and good to see how your approaching the construction.
On the very best stick welds I've done slag removes itself, popped off as it cools. Only two or three times this has happened in all honesty....
I reckon thats right. Got cheap drill press from Aldi last year. It was back the same day, very poor quality.
Few weeks later got the Lidl...
Spot on. All I've ever used also
Thanks gaz. Not ordered any consumables yet but will bear this in mind
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