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Topic: Do you have any welding tips or tricks?
From: Broken Arrow, OK , USA
Registered: Sep 2000
posted 03-11-2001 03:42 PM
I can weld but it is definitely not professional. What kinds of tips or tricks have you learned over the years that can save an ameutor time and money?
From: Howe In USA
Registered: Jul 2000
posted 03-11-2001 08:36 PM
Shawn, use a technique called stitch welding. You start at one end and weld a inch and skip a inch weld a inch and skip a inch
After 10" or so I usualy move down the panel and start again. By the time you get to the end , the place you started to weld has cooled down.
You just dont want to get it to hot cause if you do you will warp the area you are welding.
Also invest in some good vise grip pliers to hold the metal in place....I own stock in the company....I have about 45 various types of vice grips at work
Where you are going to weld the panels together make sure all the paint, rust, etc is ground off. Also you might want to get some weld through primer from Eastwood or 3M.
[This message has been edited by Mustang Man (edited 03-11-2001).]
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