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Old 02-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #338
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Can't remember if you have one or not but a handy trick that may have helped a bit with the swinger if you have a tig torch you can dry wash certain welds to pull it back straight if it gets a bit tweaked during initial welding.

And for square/rectangular tubing and bar stock only weld the outsides of the T's, if you weld the insides you'll end up bending the longer tube out of "straightness", plus those are more likely to cause cracks as well, just like saddle gussets on a frame, you see the welds run length ways with the tube, never across them, and when you do typically you see cracks form at the edge of the weld.

Just some tricks I've learned as back when I was a welder/fabricator making ridiculously priced custom handrails and various other fixtures and shop machinery.
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