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Old 04-08-2015, 12:17 AM   #16
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On a serious note here is my latest project : fab a full stainless exhaust , header back . Header will be made of schedule 10 weld ells and a rb ss flange ( designing it on solid works now ) . Exhaust consists of mandrel bent 3" to rb pre silencer and rb power pulse muffler . This is for my 77sp and if any of you guys are looking for a good place to buy tubing , bends , etc . then you should check out Ace Race Stainless . I have no affiliation with this company , I was referred by a friend and I'm glad I checked them out .
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:25 PM   #18
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As far as equipment goes... buy a quality used American made machine. Preferably Red over Blue, but it dosnt really matter.

You can get a Lincoln 175 square wave TIG for a decent deal. It will outlast you and do more than you need it to.

MIG, eh.... anything really will do since most just use it to stick exhaust tubing together. Now if your doing serious work or want it to look good, you'll need something with actual voltage and wire speed control. Not just button settings like you see on the cheaper units at home depot. This is where buying a quality used machine comes in handy again.

I used a Miller TIG on occasion at my last job that was built in the 80s. It was used for 10-15 years everyday then sat for about another 20 until I started using it for prototype welding. It worked perfectly. There isn't a Chinese welder on the market right now in 2015 that can hold a torch to that. Pun!
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Neither Red or Blue are composed of 100% US made products. Green will do you fine Ted if you want to start doing some GMAW PM me and I can help you find what requirements you will need.

I can also get you sorted on a GTAW machine just let me know.
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As far as equipment goes... buy a quality used American made machine. Preferably Red over Blue, but it dosnt really matter.
Sorry, I won't touch used stuff, especially since the Everlast stuff comes with a *5* year warranty.


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The GMAW unit you are looking at looks fine for what you want to do with it.

The GTAW I would recommend with Everlast:

2014 Everlast PowerTig 200DX 200AMP 110/220 DUAL VOLTAGE PULSE ACDC WELDER

That will do up to 1/4" Aluminium and 5/16" Stainless
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On a serious note here is my latest project : fab a full stainless exhaust , header back . Header will be made of schedule 10 weld ells and a rb ss flange ( designing it on solid works now ) . Exhaust consists of mandrel bent 3" to rb pre silencer and rb power pulse muffler . This is for my 77sp and if any of you guys are looking for a good place to buy tubing , bends , etc . then you should check out Ace Race Stainless . I have no affiliation with this company , I was referred by a friend and I'm glad I checked them out .
Just browsed through Ace Race Stainless... got some good stuff thanks for the tip. That RB flange looks very trick!

Can you explain a bit more about Solid Works? Do you use that to make a design before you buy the materials? How long does it take to make a design and how accurate is it when it comes time to fab up the final product?
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Check it out here. Download their simple version and try it out.

http://www.solidworks.com/
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Check it out here. Download their simple version and try it out.
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I am one handed at the moment an can't IT. Oh that was a good hard laugh..Sorry for not getting the link up..
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Sorry, I won't touch used stuff, especially since the Everlast stuff comes with a *5* year warranty.


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As an owner of a Everlast PowerPro 205s Tig/Stick/Plasma machine I say go for it. Love the versatility of my machine and the fact it's a 200a TIG I don't need a shop crane to move.
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Hmmmm

I think i found the TIG I'm going to pick up now...

Thanks guys, was always pissed about spending $3K+ fir a decent TIG machine...


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I think i found the TIG I'm going to pick up now...

Thanks guys, was always pissed about spending $3K+ fir a decent TIG machine...


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Nah you don't need to spend that much unless you are goin thick. I unfortunately do mostly structural work so I am damned to spend extra coin..


Edit: I am really excited to be able to get a machine with Pulse to play with some more
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Nah you don't need to spend that much unless you are goin thick. I unfortunately do mostly structural work so I am damned to spend extra coin..

Edit: I am really excited to be able to get a machine with Pulse to play with some more
Pulse is a cool function but I'm too new to see all of its advantages. It's nice to help set pace and heat input if you crank it down way low and it tightens the arc up high. I believe my Everlast will do .5hz to 250hz. I can see it being good for automated welding with a fixed torch and a positioner.

I work for a large solar inverter manufacturer and we use Infineon IGBT modules just as Everlast does so I don't think you'll find issue in that part of the machine.
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As an owner of a Everlast PowerPro 205s Tig/Stick/Plasma machine I say go for it. Love the versatility of my machine and the fact it's a 200a TIG I don't need a shop crane to move.
Great to hear good experiences!
The Amazon feedback looks like that if you do get a dud, Everlast will take care of you right away.
If you hook-up with a solid machine, it'll last a while under almost extreme conditions.

Gotta love the IGBT tech that allows the boxes to be built so small / portable.
I see that even Miller has gone that route with a new line welders.


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