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Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 08:01
by Coulomb Racing
Hi all,

Is there anyone in Perth who would be happy to allow me to use their MIG welder for free or in exchange for a carton of beer etc?

Can't justify buying a welder myself but have around 20 minutes of welding to do.

Cheers,

James

Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 16:00
by jonescg
Hey James,
You're welcome to come and use my arc welder all you like, and it's free. Are you welding 1.6 mm steel? I have welded that quite successfully with the old buzz box, but MIG would do a nicer job.

Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 19:17
by Faz
What metal are you welding? I've got a little Transmig 135 but currently am only running gasless wire.

Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 21:26
by jonescg
Hey Faz, you still at the Uni? You should have access to all sorts of cool stuff there Image

Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 21:43
by Faz
Not anymore Chris.
Sadly no more access to the $90,000 laser welder. :(

Mig Welder

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 22:17
by Coulomb Racing
Hi Chris and Faz,

Thanks for the offers, I am just trying to weld some 1.6mm wall thickness SHS together for a small eV Challenge drivetrain and some 6mm plate on for the dropouts. I've never used Arc before so before MIG but if you gave me a quick lesson I'm sure I'd pick it up pretty quick Chris.

James

Mig Welder

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 01:36
by jonescg
Sounds good. Name a date and we'll have a weld-a-thon. I would like to try MIG at some point...

Mig Welder

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 05:55
by carnut1100
1.6 is doable even with 2.5mm rods, but have a practice on some scrap offcuts first!

Mig Welder

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 06:23
by jonescg
I recently did some 1.6 mm welding on 2.5 mm rods (2 mm rods were hopeless) and it came out alright. You have to stop and re-start quite a bit though to prevent from blowing through.

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Mig Welder

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 07:37
by Coulomb Racing
Hi Chris,

Thanks so much, I'm free pretty much anyday so whenever you're available :)

Those welds look pretty good to me, my self taught MIG welds at the beginning were pretty shocking.

Cheers,

James