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    I would like to get the FL 150 too. But it...

    I would like to get the FL 150 too. But it doesn't appear that any of these torches comes with a trigger switch. Is that correct?

    Chris
    Brisbane, Australia.
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    I also tried cheater lenses in my welding helmet...

    I also tried cheater lenses in my welding helmet and they worked good. Problem was when I flipped up the helmet. I still needed to reach for my reading glasses to inspect the work. So I eventually...
  3. I’ve been very happy with www.WeldFabulous.com...

    I’ve been very happy with www.WeldFabulous.com as they had good prices and decent rates for overseas shipping. Not all of the others will ship international. I got a great deal on my Speedglas...
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    Not many people know this but a good way to test...

    Not many people know this but a good way to test an auto-darkening helmet is to point a TV infra-red remote control toward it (and press a button). That’s enough to trigger it and the helmet should...
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    I’m a big Speedglas fan. I’ve had a bottom of...

    I’m a big Speedglas fan.

    I’ve had a bottom of the range Speedglas Utility helmet for over 10 years and I really like it. It’s been perfectly reliable but it’s not really suited for TIG (and I...
  6. These sketched waveforms is the way I see it. ...

    These sketched waveforms is the way I see it. This is if the pulse and AC were exactly synchronised. They usually won’t be because the pulse timing is generated on a separate board to the AC and...
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    You can certainly change amperage, ac frequency,...

    You can certainly change amperage, ac frequency, and ac balance. I have a mate do it while I’m welding to see what difference it makes. I think you could change the pulse settings also.
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    Frank, No harm in going to a larger cup except...

    Frank,

    No harm in going to a larger cup except that it restricts your view a bit and would be harder to get into tight spots. You would probably need to increase the gas flow. I use an oversized...
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    That’s very interesting Salty. I generally use...

    That’s very interesting Salty. I generally use 5356 filler rod. But after reading that 4043 is supposed to be easier to use, I bought some to try. But I found that all my welds with 4043 had a...
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    If you have the bubble type flow meters you...

    If you have the bubble type flow meters you don’t really need two regulators, just two flow meters. I had a regulator/flowmeter from a previous welder. I didn’t like the regulator as the...
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    To reduce that rush of gas at the start make sure...

    To reduce that rush of gas at the start make sure your gas hoses are as short as possible. I used to have about 10 feet of hose between the flow meter and the welder but once I built my welding...
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    You should be looking for Trafimet S45...

    You should be looking for Trafimet S45 consumables. Heaps of them online and ebay so you can check prices and part numbers before heading to your local shop.

    Chris
    Brisbane Australia.
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    You sure know how to spoil a bloke’s day! I...

    You sure know how to spoil a bloke’s day! I recently bought the previous PP205 but really wanted the pre-flow and higher freq pulse features of the PP256. Unfortunately the 256 is only available in...
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    Just for the Aussie welders… When considering...

    Just for the Aussie welders…

    When considering what company to go with for your gas, you should check the actual cylinder sizes as well as price (for rental and fill).

    I discovered that there is...
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    I reckon that’s a great welding cart. I’ve...

    I reckon that’s a great welding cart.

    I’ve been trying to figure how to put a drawer or two in my welding cart. I never thought of using a filing cabinet in the first place like you have. That’s...
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    This is my mate’s Tig cart that gave me the...

    This is my mate’s Tig cart that gave me the inspiration. His cart houses an EWM Triton 220 Tig along with a nice Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 plasma.

    Hopefully our carts will give you some...
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    So here we have the finished cart. My new...

    So here we have the finished cart. My new Everlast PP205 is angled back at 17° and my portable lightweight DC Tig/Stick welder sits on the flat shelf. I still have to add a bin to the bottom shelf...
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    Another aluminium welding cart

    Originally posted back in January but got lost in the forum software update…


    I see plenty of folks building welding carts here and especially like Dave’s diamond plate job.

    I was...
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    Hi John, Nice to see another Queenslander...

    Hi John,

    Nice to see another Queenslander here. Hope you’re keeping your feet dry.

    I reckon you’ll do good with the 250EX machine. Would have liked one of those myself (actually ordered a...
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    Happy chappy in Oz

    I recently received my PowerPro 205 multi-function machine from Everlast Australia. I had originally ordered a PP256 but they (and the 250EX) are only supplied as 3 phase machines here due to our...
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    Hi Rod, I have found that with the foot pedal...

    Hi Rod,

    I have found that with the foot pedal plugged in the amps does not change with the red amp dial. The 23 amps on the readout is showing the minimum setting (assuming AC) with the foot...
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    Emil, I know you have checked it but, it still...

    Emil,

    I know you have checked it but, it still sounds like the polarity is reversed if you are melting a 2.5mm lanthanated tungsten. I would have suggested some sort of internal wiring problem...
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    Welding with AC squarewave (inverter machine)...

    Welding with AC squarewave (inverter machine) will be a fair bit louder than AC sinewave (transformer machine). But squarewave is the way to go.

    Chris
    Brisbane Australia.
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