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    I just started setting up a 2 car garage to a convertible welding shop. Managed to gather a few tools to start with. An Oxy Ace Setup and a 200A Powercraft AC Stick Welder.

    I needed several parking chain post for our new auto shop ( www.autospeedmotors.com) and decided to try make these myself than farm it out to another shop. Here are a few pics I was able to shoot. The welds are too poorly made to show for now.

    I guess the welding setup has to wait too as work needs to be done already.





    Last edited by JayL; 11-05-2010, 11:39 PM.
    Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
    Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
    Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
    3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
    Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
    Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
    Snap On Tools
    Metabo Power Tools
    Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
    Bosch Power Tools
    3M PPS

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    Re: Welding Newbie








    Last edited by JayL; 02-20-2010, 12:14 AM.
    Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
    Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
    Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
    3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
    Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
    Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
    Snap On Tools
    Metabo Power Tools
    Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
    Bosch Power Tools
    3M PPS

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    • #3
      Re: Welding Newbie











      Need to still install the chain hooks and paint these red. I need to make 3 pcs all in all.
      Last edited by JayL; 02-20-2010, 12:15 AM.
      Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
      Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
      Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
      3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
      Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
      Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
      Snap On Tools
      Metabo Power Tools
      Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
      Bosch Power Tools
      3M PPS

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Welding Newbie

        Dang Jay, you can put up a general repair shop with all those tools. nice work...

        click my signature and it will take you there........

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        • #5
          Re: Welding Newbie

          This is the Auto Shop that my DIY Welding will mostly be servicing.





          Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
          Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
          Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
          3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
          Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
          Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
          Snap On Tools
          Metabo Power Tools
          Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
          Bosch Power Tools
          3M PPS

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Welding Newbie





            Last edited by JayL; 02-20-2010, 12:10 AM.
            Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
            Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
            Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
            3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
            Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
            Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
            Snap On Tools
            Metabo Power Tools
            Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
            Bosch Power Tools
            3M PPS

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Welding Newbie

              Originally posted by timber715 View Post
              Dang Jay, you can put up a general repair shop with all those tools. nice work...
              You don't need to epoxy glue your phil thein baffle hardwares now. You can just drop over and we will weld together .......

              By the way thanks for the phil thein iinfo. Soon I will build a slightly bigger one for the car wash section.... masyadong magastos and vacuum filters.
              Last edited by JayL; 02-20-2010, 12:16 AM.
              Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
              Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
              Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
              3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
              Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
              Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
              Snap On Tools
              Metabo Power Tools
              Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
              Bosch Power Tools
              3M PPS

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Welding Newbie

                The Oxy Ace is now in place.





                Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                Snap On Tools
                Metabo Power Tools
                Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                Bosch Power Tools
                3M PPS

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Welding Newbie

                  Tried Gas Fuel welding for the first time. Pipe joining.





                  Cutting test was a mess.





                  It will need a lot of practice and reading short of going to school before I can do this right.
                  Last edited by JayL; 02-20-2010, 03:39 PM.
                  Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                  Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                  Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                  3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                  Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                  Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                  Snap On Tools
                  Metabo Power Tools
                  Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                  Bosch Power Tools
                  3M PPS

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Welding Newbie

                    Stick Welder now has its dedicated power feeder. At least its safer than tapping into the house breaker boxes. Gauge 6 wire on the main and Gauge 10 for the outlets. The setup is now rated at 50A.





                    Stick welded some budget Bench Buffer and Grinder Stands.





                    Any suggestions & tips on setting up the DIY welding shop and how to learn welding faster will be fully appreciated.
                    Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                    Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                    Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                    3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                    Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                    Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                    Snap On Tools
                    Metabo Power Tools
                    Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                    Bosch Power Tools
                    3M PPS

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Welding Newbie

                      What is the usual and/or best way to learn welding? Is it by enrolling in a TESDA course?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Welding Newbie

                        Probably enrolling to a course will speed up things.

                        For me I just downloaded welding DVD videos from the net and joined several US based welding forums.
                        Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                        Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                        Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                        3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                        Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                        Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                        Snap On Tools
                        Metabo Power Tools
                        Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                        Bosch Power Tools
                        3M PPS

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Welding Newbie

                          I got tired buying Stanley made chisels that don't last that long in a commercial duty auto shop. I saw some used suspension parts and tried making a trial one from a junk rack end part.

                          A bit of cutting, heating, hammering and grinding



                          This will be tried on real nasty jobs as the Craftsman chisels I have ( Manufactured by Mayhew ) are too costly to lose if broken. Reserving these for jobs requiring a bit more of precision.

                          Last edited by JayL; 02-25-2010, 04:56 PM.
                          Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                          Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                          Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                          3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                          Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                          Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                          Snap On Tools
                          Metabo Power Tools
                          Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                          Bosch Power Tools
                          3M PPS

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Welding Newbie

                            Here are some clamps I acquired for welding purposes.





                            Oxy ace welding can get expensive. The Victor welding mixer and tip that came with my set was a number 2 and is a bit big for sheet metal. I purchased a smaller one ( number 0 ) and it cost me 1,926 pesos. Ouch.

                            Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                            Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                            Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                            3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                            Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                            Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                            Snap On Tools
                            Metabo Power Tools
                            Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                            Bosch Power Tools
                            3M PPS

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                            • #15
                              Re: Welding Newbie

                              Decided to beef up the shop arsenal today so I went out to look for another angle grinder for dedicated grinding duty. My eyes were on a Metabo but on second thoughts decided to get a Bosch partly because of their willingness to support the local DIY community and from a price point of view.

                              I ended up getting a GWS 8-100 CE. PRC Made. Variable speed with electronic speed stabilizer. 850 watts.

                              This grinder is considerably lighter than my Dewalt or Makita ( Dewalt is 4" while the Makita is a 4 1/2" US Model). This weight reduction is something good for the wrist but upon inspection of the grinders the Bosch had obviously more hard plastic parts than the other two.

                              I fired it up and it had no initial kickback upon start up ( soft start) . The electronic control does work too to maintain constant speed setting during loaded conditions. So far I'm happy and will put it into regular use. With regards to the durability factor time will tell. So far both my Makita and Dewalt had not failed me so I expect the Bosch to do the same. Warranty on Parts and Service will be 6 months.



                              I also purchased a right angle vise to use when welding flat bars, angle bars , square tubes & pipes at 90 degrees. The jaw height is 2 3/8".





                              Looking forward to build a welding table as soon as I find affordable prices for the materials. One thing good about metal is that you can always go visit the junk shops. Lots of surplus for around 20 pesos per kilo.
                              Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                              Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                              Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                              3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                              Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                              Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                              Snap On Tools
                              Metabo Power Tools
                              Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                              Bosch Power Tools
                              3M PPS

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