Finally applied some.

  1. Cato

    Cato Forum Supporter

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    I needed to brace up the lugs on my mixer and raise the height by 15 mm. I also needed to try out the welder and lay down the first weld in 25 + years. I'd just add that I was never an expert, or indeed a welder, I'd just used stick and MIG in a workshop setting.

    So, the mixer metal is 4 mm and the plate I had to hand is 6 mm. 1 mm wire in the machine, settings as below which is 22.4 volts according to the LED display.

    Oh and I did grind back the metal to clean it up nicely, you just can't see that now as there's melted metal on it. :)

    Thoughts? Advice? P1ss taking? All welcome.

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  2. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Its fit for purpose I've been running these machines for the last 3 years there ok machines
     
  3. Cato

    Cato Forum Supporter

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    The machine is great, really happy with it to be honest. I think if there are any issues with the welding they're going to be with me not the machine.

    One thing that did catch me out was how quick the torch pass needs to be. Still, practice and familiarising myself with the machine should see improvements.
     
  4. MoreWellie Forum Supporter

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    as an amateur I would have thought the volts was a bit high for 4mm which would explain the need for torch speed and the undercut, pretty sure it isn't going to fall off though :laughing:
     
  5. Cato

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    Undercut? How dare you! That's a deliberately placed drip bead to prevent water or cement running on to the joint. :whistle:
     
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    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Perfect.....
     
  7. MattH

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    Bit hot, wind it down a little and slow down a bit.
     
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  8. MattH

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    You’ve run this actual machine mate, it was mine a week ago.
     
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  9. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Dam I didn't know you were selling that I'd put a bid in
     
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  10. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Looking for a 3 phase separate for taking on some bigger jobs after seeing some of the structural steel post lately I think I could do a lot better and probably cheaper
     
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