anyone had this mig welder before

  1. weld_it Member

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    its a POWERCRAFT TURBO FAN 130 anyone owend one before.

    i got it of a friend who lets just say has abused it. i wish i had taken some pictures of it before i took upon spending most of the day to sort it out. the friend tells me he was welding just fine with it and that was with the rusty wire roll you see in the picture which 20% of it was tangeled up and rusty. i tryed to tell him its a gasless welder and the wire he had was gas shielded wire not the flux coted type. i am no expert but it seams to be welding ok now. luckily.

    i had to put in a new wire feed. the one in was blocked with wire, the same 0.6 rusty wire on the roll that you can see in the picture.

    i had to make a new wheel tightener as there wasn't one. i used a part from of a old broken trypod stand for that. drilled then pined, then some araldite glue.

    the inside of the gun was quite rusty so that had to be all cleand out.

    the rubber on the swan neck was missing so i had to put some on thier.

    the spool sring and tightener was also missing. so found a couple of bit for that.

    last job was to clean off all the bits of paint on the casing. oh and he through out the lid which has the handle on so i am going to have to make one. i was thinking maybes i could use an old style pc case for to make that.
    so the things that you collect over the years that go in to the bits and bobs tubs came in handy once again. :clapping:
     
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  2. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

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    there sold by aldi on there specials.
     
  3. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator

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    Nice to get it sorted, it always feels good making something work well when it had been abused, expecially codging your own bits up
     
  4. weld_it Member

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    thanks cumbriasteve
    one thing i notest. when the wire feed moto turns it makes a bit of a worrying clicking sound, the wheel doesn't seem to be jerking when the wire is feeding but it does sound a bit worrying. maybe they made that noise from out of the box.
    if you look at picture 4 you can see were the lad told me he was using mole grips to keep the wire feed wheel tensioners closed.
     
  5. weld_it Member

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    i now have a home made top for the welder, made from a old pc tower case, anyone got a spare handle they don't need to finish it of. :whistle:

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  6. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Nice work but there should be a spring underneath the wire tension knob. ;)
     
  7. weld_it Member

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    their is one, you can see it on the 3rd picture, its a bit rusty thats all. i have a new one to fit it, just needs swoping over.
     
  8. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Sorry, I meant the roller tensioner.
    There should be a small spring where my red arrow points.
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  9. weld_it Member

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    thanks i see what you mean now.:ashamed:
     
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