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    Huh, interesting. I don't spend any time on the...

    Huh, interesting. I don't spend any time on the company website, in fact I have only been there once, and that was to confirm the address before my job interview, against the verbal driving...
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    Good photo shop work. Missed the shadows on the...

    Good photo shop work. Missed the shadows on the banner though.

    Might be an actual image you found. Before my time with the company.
  3. Thread: Puller repair

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    It's one piece again, but I don't know that I...

    It's one piece again, but I don't know that I would trust it. Gonna have to heat treat it to get the hardness back in it. It's gonna break again, and the weld will pull away from the metal - weak...
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    Completely spaced taking a pic. Here is what I...

    Completely spaced taking a pic.

    Here is what I meant by the swing out hinge;

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    With the tailgate closed, it will be flush with the bed walls, and be 1/32"ish above the deck. When open,...
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    Corner of "No" and "Where" is typically where I...

    Corner of "No" and "Where" is typically where I am at. Middle of nowhere in the state. Open field, closest thing resembling a town is 40 miles. No supplies other than what I brought.

    Tailgate...
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    Sorry to take so long to update. Project has...

    Sorry to take so long to update.

    Project has been long done, like Dec 18th.

    The circle cutter showed up finally, and it is a nice piece of equipment, but it does take some practice to keep the...
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    Looks like my pics are going to end up being a...

    Looks like my pics are going to end up being a day behind my work.

    Here is what I finished up on Day 2.

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    Yesterday was a short day, top it off I got shifted onto a repair at...
  8. A very expensive relay/solenoid to close the...

    A very expensive relay/solenoid to close the contacts inside.

    I used my Northern Tool 200a Mig/Stick welder as a suitcase. Kind of a pain to drag around 3 cables (220v power, Torch and Ground...
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    My first big fabrication - Flatbed for F350

    About 2 days after taking delivery of a 2014 F350, the owner decided that he wanted to put a flatbed on it (should have ordered a chassis cab, grrrrrr.) My boss passed the project on to me. 8' x...
  10. Thread: Expanded Metal

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    Well, if I am running off shop air, their system...

    Well, if I am running off shop air, their system is pretty dry, I have yet to see any moisture in the lines, and my service truck gets purged a couple times a day at both tanks, and filters (where I...
  11. Retro fitting a plasma cutter for a new torch - not Everlast

    Probably the wrong forum section but I need some help.

    The shop that I work at has an older Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 80 (?) that one of the shop hands managed to break the torch head after...
  12. Thread: Expanded Metal

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    As much as I like digging up old threads, I have...

    As much as I like digging up old threads, I have the same issue when cutting expanded metal with my PP50. I can pretty much count on replacing the tip and electrode after cutting a 4' strip due to...
  13. It was another week or so after the incorrect...

    It was another week or so after the incorrect item was returned that the correct one showed up, with my 75pc consumables missing and IIRC one other item. Not my best transaction with a company, but...
  14. I know when I was initially checking the output...

    I know when I was initially checking the output of the 240 outlet on the welder, I was getting 120v from each leg to ground. I'd have flagged it for replacement if the legs were reading different...
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    I know the input voltage is 240, I need to verify...

    I know the input voltage is 240, I need to verify the sine wave on the Hz end on my welder/generator, plus do a check while under load.

    The SC50 that arrived had the regulator in front as well,...
  16. Yes, I meant 3 phase - brain fart. Not sure...

    Yes, I meant 3 phase - brain fart.

    Not sure what you mean by "Phase angle". Wired Ground, X & Y. Like I said, I need to get things apart to check the sine wave on the Hz and verify amperage...
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    First time Plasma cutter owner review of PP50

    I made the decision over my winter layoff (management refers to it as paid vacation) to get a Plasma Cutter for my service truck.

    Most of my field fabrication is 1/2" mild steel or AR450 or...
  18. PP50 cuts off at 50 amps...Now it gets it's own thread.

    OK, I adjusted my static input pressure to 88ish (as close as I can get to 90 with this regulator without going over). Cutting pressure is 73ish static, and drops to 67 or so while cutting. New tip...
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    On and off completely. And like a fool, I...

    On and off completely.

    And like a fool, I bought the 75pc consumable kit which are all the same size tips, #8 if I had to guess. I wish you guys had a variety pack of the 6, 8, and 10s.

    I'll...
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    Will do. More air pressure for higher amps, or...

    Will do. More air pressure for higher amps, or lower? Example - 20 amps - 65psi and 50 amps 70psi (more amps/more PSI)
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    Ironically I am having the same issue with my...

    Ironically I am having the same issue with my PP50, but only when I am at the 50 amp setting after about 10 seconds of cutting.

    Air PSI is 75+, good ground, 5/8 mild steel 1/16 to 1/8 standoff. ...
  22. Can anybody say "Stolen"? not meaning you...

    Can anybody say "Stolen"? not meaning you jp2code. I may have to start hitting the scrap yards for home steel projects.
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    As an update - I just finished a large project...

    As an update - I just finished a large project using my Northern Tool MIG/Stick 200 (being used as a simple wire feeder for my older Miller Bobcat 250 - no duty cycle to deal with). About 50% of the...
  24. Sticky: Minor suggestion - You guys need to loose the...

    Minor suggestion - You guys need to loose the nylon carry strap on your smaller units. I'd stick with a rigid handle (going to make one for my PP 50). I don't know of all that many people that...
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    My experience with Flux Core is your metals being...

    My experience with Flux Core is your metals being welded have to be really clean. Grind or sand the areas being welded. Mil scale, rust, dirt or other contamination that you can occasionally get...
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