Any advice on this machine?

  1. duncans

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    well true if mine did trip then id just stick it in the 16amp socket but it never as up to now
     
  2. Andrew Hayes

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    Out of curiosity what thickness do you generally weld up to ?
     
  3. duncans

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    3 or 4mm mate
     
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  4. Andrew Hayes

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    fair enough quite thin stuff then really. you shopuld test it at 6mm to see if you blow the fuse lol
     
  5. duncans

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    well true but i like using arc on 6mm as I have a **** load of rods to use up
     
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  6. Andrew Hayes

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    Thats fair enough, my boss gave me a box the other week.
     
  7. duncans

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    im in process of making a load of steel sheet benders out of 6 mmm angle iron im off 2 buy 100 lengths in the morning before the bloody lockdown will give me plenty to do in my shed hahahah
     
  8. Andrew Hayes

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    I made one of them but only required minimal welding which was only on some spacers and the bolt ends that hold down the sheet being bent and hinges.

    Aaso made a sheet metal roller which required a little more welding lol
     
  9. duncans

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    I've got 8 or nine with the ones I bought my self I got 7 with the pickhill bantam I've put them all in the airing cupboard where the boiler is keep then nice and dry got her indoors moaning why u putting that lot in the cupboard hahaha
     
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  10. Andrew Hayes

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    well they are supposed to be stroed in the dry and a warm place, you are supposed to pre heat sticks so ive heard ?
     
  11. duncans

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    I never have done mate been fine no problem striking an arc
     
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    I must admit im a fan of the prestrike technique tbf lol
     
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