Righto. I've decided that i need (okay, want) to get myself a welder..... As in the kit, not the person.
So, given that I know there's at least one pro on here, I thought I'd pick your brains.
I'm really just looking for something to have a play about with and eventually just stick together the odd bracket or two, so very very basic use. I'm thinking something along the lines of a cheap stick welder. I'm well up on weld theory, capacity calcs, etc.... But my practical experience is limited to sticking the electrode to the substrate several times in a row and getting laughed at for my cack-handedness.
So, any advice would be much appreciated in terms of what to be looking for in terms of kit.
Last edited by caledonia; 07-04-2019 at 17:51.
I got rid of all my kit bar my pre 1991 240V 140 amp SIP buzz box, which is till going strong, I know the dates as I was working with Scientific Atlanta at this time. Cost me 40 quid from my weld rep.
SIP brand is very good for DIY type work, in fact, when I mage my boat trailer, I nailed it with my SIP buzz box. However, with the advent of inverter technology, I would certainly look into at the newer tech available.
Here is a link to SIP kit. SIP ARC Welders - SIP Arc Welding Machines
If you want any further info, gimme a shout. Oh, most, if not all buzz boxes do not have a high open circuit, so E6013 electrodes are all you will burn, but they are suffice for DIY stuff.
Stupid question (I'll have a lot) it looks like anything over 125amp needs either hard-working or running off something beefier than domestic 13amp.
Is 125 likely to be okay for basics (I know it's an open ended question) or am I better going for something beefier and just upping the input wiring/fuses/rcd accordingly?
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