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    I have noticed that sometimes I forget to put the...

    I have noticed that sometimes I forget to put the swirl ring into the torch when I replace the consumables. When you take the tip and electrode out of the torch, the ring sometimes has a habit of...
  2. If you are doing fabricating and doing it as a...

    If you are doing fabricating and doing it as a business, the heavier duty 255 is the way to go as it allows for almost all possible scenarios you may come across. The 200 is also an excellent machine...
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    I tig a ton of aluminum. Use an Everlast 250 EX. ...

    I tig a ton of aluminum. Use an Everlast 250 EX.

    I use a wire wheel which is only used for aluminum and wire wheel the areas I am about to weld. I then use a product called Arcare Protex...
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    Many thanks to Oleg and the group. I know it took...

    Many thanks to Oleg and the group. I know it took longer than normal to repair due to the move and such so I totally understand. They did me right by not charging for the return shipping. You guys...
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    I thought the same thing with my 250EX but it was...

    I thought the same thing with my 250EX but it was a circuit board problem. It would weld OK and then it would start to weaken as the arc would sputter and if I went past a certain point with the...
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    What you need to do is take a course at a local...

    What you need to do is take a course at a local community college or other place that offers tig welding classes. Vocational schools often have welding courses so check there too.

    I went to the...
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    It broke but I am still happy.

    About two and a half years ago I bought an Everlast Powertig 250 EX. I've used the heck out of it and it made me tons of cash. I really love my 250.

    About two months ago it started having erratic...
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    I have heard that some folks will travel to get...

    I have heard that some folks will travel to get their larger tanks to own outright. Lots of folks are selling tanks on Craigslist. The LWS will then exchange tanks with no questions asked when time...
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    I bought mine outright. Total cost was an extra...

    I bought mine outright. Total cost was an extra $85 over the $100 I originally paid for the 150 tank. I got the 150 tank off Craigslist.

    You can buy 250 tanks if you look around. My LWS was more...
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    Just upgraded to a 250 CFT argon tank.

    I recently have been welding up a storm and I have been using argon at rates I have not seen before. So it was time to get an upgrade from a 150 tank to a K 250 argon tank.

    Best investment I've...
  11. Yes, I agree Acetone does not remove aluminum...

    Yes, I agree Acetone does not remove aluminum oxide but it does "wet" the aluminum which makes oxide removal easier with a wipe down after I brush them. All I know is that whenever I brush, then wipe...
  12. Tig welding with magnets around and aluminum cleaner

    Here are a few things I've discovered lately.

    I often use those arrow magnets to hold steel parts together and on my tig table to position aluminum parts. What I have noticed is that you cannot...
  13. Thread: CK Flex Loc 230

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    Here is a link to the Welding Tips and Tricks.com...

    Here is a link to the Welding Tips and Tricks.com video on this torch......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICnwI3StbY
  14. Thread: CK Flex Loc 230

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    I have the CK Flex Loc 230 with the 12 foot lead....

    I have the CK Flex Loc 230 with the 12 foot lead. Got it for $180 with a clear cup. I love it and have found it better than the standard flex head torches. The flex head torches that use copper...
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    Nice set up. You do need to add a dryer to that...

    Nice set up. You do need to add a dryer to that compressor or you will be eating through a lot of consumables.

    I use a Franzinator along with a Motorguard filter and I have not had to replace my...
  16. Thread: CK Flex Loc 230

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    That is what I do and it works perfectly. I could...

    That is what I do and it works perfectly. I could get a tig torch cooler but why spend the money when just running the water through the torch and down the drain is so much easier and cheaper. Plus...
  17. I don't see him there with his bird! 10090

    I don't see him there with his bird!
    10090
  18. It was said that when JFK asked Johnson if he...

    It was said that when JFK asked Johnson if he should go to Dallas, LBJ told JFK, "Mr. President, you need to go to Dallas like you need another hole in your head."

    Not sure if that is true...but...
  19. My hats off to your abilities! The Open Road...

    My hats off to your abilities!

    The Open Road looks a lot like the hat that LBJ, you know, the guy who had Kennedy killed, wore.10078
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    I do have a spacer that I could use to take up...

    I do have a spacer that I could use to take up the space between the post and the bender that would reduce the time. In the video I wanted to show how long it takes to get it to the bender from the...
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    I do especially when I am welding up aluminum...

    I do especially when I am welding up aluminum diesel tanks or oil soaked aluminum. The Henrob is great for dirty aluminum as it does not have to be super clean like it does when you tig. It will burn...
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    Not necessary at least for me. I am strong enough...

    Not necessary at least for me. I am strong enough to move it even though the bed weighs in at around 85 lbs. I do the pin walk.....you know......lift one side up and move the pin up or down one...
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    Not sure but it was having a hard time punching...

    Not sure but it was having a hard time punching holes in a 1/4 inch plate. It would work, but was getting to the point where the jack would almost stall.

    I have to say that I would not have been...
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    I like the slowness of the air / hydraulic jack...

    I like the slowness of the air / hydraulic jack as it allows for possible problems to be addressed before they get out of hand. Now that it is air / hydraulic, I also do not dread having to pump it...
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    Here is a YouTube video of the press in action. I...

    Here is a YouTube video of the press in action. I really love this press now where before it was just OK.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhAnkQD0HOo
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