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s_vanhoveln

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They should sell these. I figure filler rods come in 10# boxes and I dip them both in equal amounts...
 

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I feel your pain. I do my best Homer Simpson routine when I first start welding after a layoff. "Doh!"
 

arcflash

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That's funny, I can't stop laughing! Just make sure you are putting the tungsten into the torch not the aluminum.
 

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I am sure your LWS would be happy to sell you 10lbs of tungsten. :dunno:
 

Ulma Doctor

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i have tungsten enriched many metals, i had to buy more than a few extra electrodes when i was learning :grin:
they are called consumables for a reason! :grin big:
 

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A welding session doesn't go by w/o dipping at least once or twice so, I usually have a sharpened electrode ready and nearby. LOL, the other day, I started a weld and picked-up the spare electrode instead of the filler rod which happened be the same diameter. Gee Wizzz, what is up with this filler rod that won't melt??? Duhhhh!


Ray C.
 

682bear

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I did discover that a sharpened 3/16 tungsten makes a wonderful tool for digging crud out of nooks and crannies on a Taft-Peirce surface grinder... but it has to be a 2% lanthanated tungsten. The others won't last very long without balling the tip...





Sorry... welding humor...

-Bear
 

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I sharpened a 3/32 tungsten 4 times today. That sucker wanted to go swimming way too often.
 

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They aren't for stirring the puddle? No wonder I have trouble... ;)
 
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