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Old 09-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #3616
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Clint, they look good.

I would position the work so I could weld through the corners instead of stop at them. Start and stop are easier in a straight line.

This is only for looks, they are not going to break.

IF you are really using 3/16 filler, I would go down to 1/16 or 3/32.

Same with the tungsten I would be using 3/32. The smaller the better its cheaper and easier to sharpen. 1/16 will blow like a fuse at 200 amps. 3/32 is just right for me.

They look great.

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #3617
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Thanks David, Good point on the corners, will give it a go.

Duh... metric/imperial conversions not computing very well today... it was 3mm filler I was using - just under 1/8". I have plenty of 3/32" so will try that. I am using 3/32 for the 4mm/5mm stuff but previous 5mm/6mm welds I was having to push in a lot of 3/32 filler to keep the weld getting too skinny & concave (to my eye) so I switched to the bigger filler. It is a 3/32 tungsten I'm using too.

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:26 AM   #3618
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Currently making suspension mounts for bigger axles under the Landcruiser, obviously it's important that these are done right. These are the 1st with a few to go yet so hit me with any suggestions for improvement



200A TIG, ( Edit, actually 2.4mm 3/32" tungsten, 3mm ~1/8" filler) ER70S6 filler. 4-5-6mm steel.



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If you are making these parts commercially why not look at Mig welding them? Only take a 1/4 of the time, and with a bit of simple prep work will be fine in terms of strength.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #3619
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If you are making these parts commercially why not look at Mig welding them? Only take a 1/4 of the time, and with a bit of simple prep work will be fine in terms of strength.
It's not a commercial job, by a few more I mean another 5 chassis-arm mounts on this project plus some other sundry bits on similar material. It sure would be nice to have a MIG in the shed also for this sort of work, but the TIG does lots of other stuff well so I'm happy with the compromise.

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Old 09-25-2013, 02:14 AM   #3620
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TIG will be fine if you are not making them commercially. I would suggest trying 2.4 tungsten and filler rod, and increase or decrease travel speed to get the required weld profile.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #3621
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Cheers guys, took note of your advice while sticking those 2 brackets on the chassis & they have come out pretty good. A few of the beads were in difficult positions & aren't the prettiest but I also laid down my bestest vertical weld ever. The TIG is certainly a different animal than the stick for out of position work as I've never pulled off a vertical stick weld anything like as tidy as I've done with the TIG.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #3622
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:57 PM   #3623
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #3624
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Here's a good one. Thermal arc 186 vs Lincoln precision tig 225 vs whatever else that has enough adjustments for an experienced welder. Most of the use will be 1/8" alum or smaller. Does anyone have experience with these or similar that can make buying suggestions?
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #3625
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Here's a good one. Thermal arc 186 vs Lincoln precision tig 225 vs whatever else that has enough adjustments for an experienced welder. Most of the use will be 1/8" alum or smaller. Does anyone have experience with these or similar that can make buying suggestions?
Ha! I have both. Arcmaster all the way. More when I am not in this silly phone.

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #3626
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I tried a Thermal Arc 201 inverter a couple of weeks ago, and for the money it seemed very good indeed. Has features such as pulse, which a few years ago were only found on higher range sets.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #3627
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I tried a Thermal Arc 201 inverter a couple of weeks ago, and for the money it seemed very good indeed. Has features such as pulse, which a few years ago were only found on higher range sets.
I'm eyeing the 180i, good to hear
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #3628
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Fabricator 181i?

Skip to the 211i at the least. Auto gas solenoid, higher duty cycle, and capable of larger spools, and dual voltage for starters over the 181.

I skipped it ultimately because the tig function wouldn't have been useful to me in the least. I needed an ac tig to do alum, the fabricator series are DC only. But, I demoed the 181i, good box. Id have been happy with it if it had some of the extra features of the 211i and walked out the door that day with it. But, the 211i was slated for release, and I was waiting on it.

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #3629
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Here's a good one. Thermal arc 186 vs Lincoln precision tig 225 vs whatever else that has enough adjustments for an experienced welder. Most of the use will be 1/8" alum or smaller. Does anyone have experience with these or similar that can make buying suggestions?
I had an Arcmaster 185 for 7 years and I finally burned it up. I needed a replacement quick, so I bought the PT225. The PT175 was on sale, but I needed more balls for a specific job.

The PT225 is OK and will weld aluminum, but it kicks a 60 amp breaker where the arcmaster would not kick a 30.

Arcmaster has a spot weld timer I use when tacking some oil cooler tanks. PT225 does not.

Arcmaster has adjustable Hz for AC.
Acrmaster has 2T and 4T switch
Arcmaster tells how much wave balance in %


Both have pulse which I never use anyhow.
Arcmaster you can set background current on pulse.
Pt225 background current is 50% of welding current.
Arcmaster pulse readout is in Hz, down to .1 hz which is really slow.
PT225 is from slow to fast, no numbers so it cannot be repeated with out trial and error.
Arcmaster was not too good of a stick welder, but its not what I bought it for. I have 2 V350pro.

I will be getting my arcmaster fixed or buying another one and keeping the PT225 as a back up or spare.

There is nothing hobby aobut the arcmaster, I used it in my shop for years some times days at a time.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:14 AM   #3630
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120 vs 240

heres a silly question...

im going to pick up a miller 211 tommorow.

i dont have 240 in my garage, yet. there is a retired hottub outlet on the porch, i need to crawl up into the roof, and drag the wire back to the garage before i can hook 240 up.

but since the welder runs 120... and im only welding 1/8 plate and .095 wall tube... does it even matter? will the 211 run better on 240?

background: i havent welded more than a couple tacks in 15 years. i was pretty good with a stick and ok with mig and oxy/acet back then, but the whole idea of welding again is kind of a mid life crisis. i have a few projects in mind, and i feel like i need to re learn an old skill anyway.
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