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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Coldman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:54 pm

That never happens to me. Score!


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:10 am

How'd you go with the loaner mig? What brand is it?
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:02 am

weldin mike 27 wrote:How'd you go with the loaner mig? What brand is it?


Late reply, sorry.

Don't know what brand yet but the guy in question is a solid bloke and I'm willing to bet it's a big brand machine, I just haven't had time to take advantage of his kindness yet - because of course when I grab the Mig I'll also have to get gas (prfft!) and a new spool of wire.

Will report here once I have the loaner in my hot little mitts.



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:17 am

Sweet as, Yeah gas buying sucks. It took me ages to be able to afford gas for home.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby OzFlo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:05 am

You don't just want to have a go with a roll of flux core for the time being?
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:23 am

OzFlo wrote:You don't just want to have a go with a roll of flux core for the time being?


No, not really.

The idea of maybe buying a Mig is that I can tack joints and brackets on my bike projects while in the shed, then move it to my garage (where the Tig lives) for final welding. I don't want to have to clean up the tacks.

Avoiding flux core sits on the same agenda as trying to cut down (a lot) on abrasive cutting. I really want to eventually eliminate abrasive dust, swarf, grit and slag from the shed, where I also build engines.

If I use gasless Mig to tack, buy a bandsaw for most cutting and try to do my grinding mostly outside, my shed interior will be so much cleaner.


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby AndersK » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:25 am

weldin mike 27 wrote:Yeah gas buying sucks.

It does :mrgreen:

Can you rent by the day in Oz?
Sometimes better than buying the small bottles if it is on a limited time.

Here I think rent is about 30 to 40 % more compared to a contract. The cost of the gas is the same as on contract but better than if you own the bottle.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby OzFlo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:23 am

MosquitoMoto wrote:
OzFlo wrote:You don't just want to have a go with a roll of flux core for the time being?


No, not really.

The idea of maybe buying a Mig is that I can tack joints and brackets on my bike projects while in the shed, then move it to my garage (where the Tig lives) for final welding. I don't want to have to clean up the tacks.

Avoiding flux core sits on the same agenda as trying to cut down (a lot) on abrasive cutting. I really want to eventually eliminate abrasive dust, swarf, grit and slag from the shed, where I also build engines.

If I use gasless Mig to tack, buy a bandsaw for most cutting and try to do my grinding mostly outside, my shed interior will be so much cleaner.


Kym


Fair enough mate. Although "man" "shed" and "clean" should scarcely be referred to in the same sentence unless one wants to wear the moniker of a big girl's blouse.. Just kidding :lol: Grinding dust is a real pain as it goes EVERYWHERE!!
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:31 am

Yeah, the crap gets everywhere.

It's simply not a healthy environment in which to work on engines. I'd hate to have a race bike go 'bang' on the track and always be left wondering if it was due to a little bit of grit getting in somewhere despite my best efforts.

Dust is one thing, abrasive grit and swarf by comparison are no joke.



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Rupes » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:57 am

The plain bearing is a miracle of engineering when you consider how it works and the load it takes, doesn't take much grit to root that all to hell.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing... Oscar Wilde
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