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Old 12-30-2009, 05:03 AM
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Ended up picking this up yesterday as a little late christmas gift.


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Lincoln Electric 175 weld pack 230v


Got it for 350$ on craigslist. not a scratch on the machine in fact its never even been used, the plastic was still on it when I got it


Bunch of messing around


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These were the first 2 welds I made with the shielding gas and solid wire. I was pretty happy with them seeing as I've never touched a welder in my life.


I know this looks like buger snot but I'm proud of it because I tried to weld 2 tubes together last night with flux core and unless they were literally touching I couldent build up and material to make up the gap between the 2 tubes where they dont fit perfectly. There was actually a 1/4" gap between the material at this point and I actually was able to move the puddle around and do a zig zag/ upside down u motion to build up material between the tubes and bridge the gap. Not the prettiest but remember I was welding over the crappy flux snot bubbles from last night. This made me very happy. I could actually use a weld like this for exhaust work.Although its a bit ugly.



The 10/3 extension cord I made running from the dyrer room. Looks great


THe solid core wire is a shit load nicer no smoke and less spatter but as you can see still a bit.

EDIT: Started welding fluxcore first, and then when I switched to solidcore and sheilding gas I forgot to change the polarity which is why I was still getting spatter and not the penetration I wanted. Now that its correct and I've gotten closer to the material the welds have more penetration and are flatter/wider. Much much better welds to come. I think I'm starting to figure it out a bit.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:32 PM
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on most of those your running a bit too hot you need to back your heat off and slow it down a bit. looking good though have to start some whrere.
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The gas helps ALOT. I have a 110 mig no gas and it uses fluxcore, very messy and hard to get anything looking good IMO. We have 220 with gas at work and the thing is like a dream.
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Some more pics





The woman got me these. They seem to work pretty well



I think I'm gettin a bit better




The one in the middle towards the bottom I think are the best. I was trying to immitate the look of tig welding. I was also trying out a bunch of different motions here and had some more feeding issues so still fighting that but I'm MUCH better at fixing it now so not really too much of a bother as before.
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Whats the feeding issue?
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burn back which jams the tip. and now the wire isnt feeding at a constant speed. The tip may be gettin gummed up
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yeah change the contact tip and spray it down with some good anti spatter spray will help a ton with that. and try turning up your feed a little bit. and back off the locking nut that holds the 2 wheels together. it can cause a flat spot on the wire and cause it to catch the tip or the shielding on the way up. looks like you doing good so far!! keep it up!!
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Gettin better. This is my third day welding and I decided to weld some 16 ga tubing to 1/8" plate steel. Also fixed the burnback issue and most of the general issues I was having. The feedwheel was loose once I noticed that everything was gravy again.

I wouldent be ashamed to have welds like these on some turbo manifolds under the hood. 5 minutes with a flap wheel would make them look even better, and a bit more control on my part could deff get me a little closer to the stack of dimes look, not really and deff no tig welds but I'm happy with them for now. Looking for feedback though. I know theres assloads of room to improve.















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sweet man..nice little late X Mas gift
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