Another New Lorch

  1. Brad93

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    I've sort of fallen in love with the Lorch stuff. My handy tig has been faultless, and the S3 is just mind blowing of what can be achieved with a MIG.

    My Fronius Transpocket has died a death, so that will be in the sale section for spares/repair, so I've ordered a Lorch MicorStick 160 Control Pro.

    Looking forward to getting it, probably late this week/next week as they need to order from Lorch.

    Will report back when I get it.

    Now where can I get a really decent set of leads with a good quality crocodile style stinger? All the ones ive got recently have been really poor quality, I still think the BOC twist style clamp is the most heavy duty thing ive used.
     
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  2. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    To expensive to repair ??
     
  3. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I'm gonna either send it off to Jim to have a look at or just sell it
     
  4. Arclikeharrypotter Member

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    If the little lorch is nearly as good as the transpocket it'll be a great buy!
     
  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    If I've heard rightly the guy that designed the transpocket for fronius moved to Lorch. The micor technology is similar stuff, resonance inverter. Same -40% power correction too.
     
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  6. matt1978

    matt1978 http://www.uk.masters-of-speed.de/

    Great news Brad!
     
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  7. Mee Banned

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    Make your own Brad, all you need is the cable, the correct size dinse, and you can choose the length of cable you like along with your own choice of rod holder.

    Oh, and about 5 minutes of your time.
     
  8. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Hi Mee,

    Yes i have several that ive made up myself from short whips to 10m leads and 30m extensions. The thing is i dont have a proper crimper for the lugs and i still have to buy the stinger and clamp from somewhere, so I may as well just get them made up. I think im gonna have 15m leads this time. 5m is rarely enough.
     
  9. Mee Banned

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    Hi Brad, I got a 100m drum of 50m2 from work and made my own, I didn't use crimp on as I used the screw on with sleeve.

    Directors didn't even charge me for the drum, said look at is as a perk so I did.
     
  10. daleyd

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    You must be doing some heavy duty welding to need 50mm2 cable? I've seen that on some big (300A +) welders in places where I work, but it's pretty unwieldy.
     
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  11. Richard.

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    Yeah 35mm2 is heavy duty enough for 300amp tongs.
    Better over kill than under I suppose.
     
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  12. daleyd

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    Be like trying to weld with a charged firehose!!!:welder:

    Brad have you seen the post on the cheap ebay crimpers - for £15 or so they might be worth a punt and you might still save enough on a set of made up leads to make it pay - then you've got them for future use?
     
  13. Richard.

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    I don't see the reason why crimps are needed.
    It's a dins plug and stinger. You need a set of Allen keys for grub screws.
     
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  14. daleyd

    daleyd Member

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    Good point!!
     
  15. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    I smell something rotten here.
     
  16. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    Unless...... thinking about it there is a lug on the return of those daft crocodile clamp things.
    He may need a crimp if using those.
     
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  17. Richard.

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    What's that mate.
     
  18. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    PM sent.
     
  19. daleyd

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    I'll take your word for it, not being a proper welder I've never had the need to take one apart!:laughing:. (I tell a lie, I've got an old oxford oil cooled that had the original cable/clamp with it, but that was just allen keys to take apart)
     
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  20. Brad93

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    ???
     
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