Anybody got any links to an affordable gas thru dinze connector to connect a CK 3/8 BSP to this machine ?
I went for these:
DINSE 35/50 to 3/8 adaptor this is to 3/8" on the machine for the gas so cut that off and put:
M10x1 nut + hose tail
Mini Jubilee clip
The hose tail is 4 - 5mm but someone said earlier in the thread it's fine if you well and truly tighten the jubilee clip. My adaptor hasn't come yet by Royal Snail but I'll confirm if it's fine once I have it...
In the meantime waiting for the adaptor for my CK torch, I did my first welds! Can't wait to use the CK though, it's so much more comfortable to hold.
Started with just moving the torch (green numbers). I think gas was still coming through the tubes or something for the first? pre gas was only 0.1 s too, so I upped that to 0.5 s, then I started trying to add filler (blue numbers), but the position was a bit awkward so I started a new column of welds and it went much better!
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thanks that's really helpful
No worries, I'll let you know re-the hose tail. My adaptor seems to have gotten lost in the post, but Wecs customer service was great, they said wait until today and let them know if it still hadn't come, did so (and it hasn't), and now they're sending another by 1st class tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have the first one turn up in a month or two when someone finds it in the back of the lorry/van/train/bag/corner it was lost in .
I did some more welding with the machine today. Realised I had been setting the wrong balance... was setting the pulse balance to 32% rather the AC balance, which was still at 50%, and I was wondering why my tungsten balled so quickly (though 150 A / 75 A pulse with 32% pulse balance worked quite well otherwise)! Tried straight AC today without pulse. Read last night about AC frequency and the arc, so upped it from 125 Hz to 250 Hz and with the AC balance sorted at 32% instead of 50%, the tungsten kept a nice point, and wow! The arc was so focused and I had lots of fun running beads. I've started noticing a lot more now too... like the orange glow around the puddle when things start getting a bit too hot. Think I'll go back to pulsed though, lets me weld for longer before the whole sheet of aluminium is gets really hot!
Thanks PSweeney, I've printed that out!try this manual, i’d stay off pulse for the moment, try 30% AC balance, 85 AC Frequency
Mine came with 1.6, 2.4 and 3.2 mm collets, a 3.2 mm collet body (this size only), a short and a medium back cap, and if I remember correct, standard 4, 5 and 6 alumina cups. I think that was all so I didn't have what I needed to start welding with 2.4 mm tungsten.What does this machine come with in the 'consumable parts in the tool box' ??
is it 'spares' or just the bits that assemble the torch? i can't seem to find a picture of the 'tool box'
So, i should get 1.6 and 2.4 rods n tungstens, i could be a pain and say i'd go for 2mm then as thats between the sizes
I bought a stubby gas saver kit on Amazon that was reasonably priced and came the next day,