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    Sticky: Poll: My vote

    I voted a while back in the "don't care" column mainly because I am a recent member here and I thought the longer time members would vote as they wished so I would be content to go with the result.
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    My power hacksaw is a reasonable size and...

    My power hacksaw is a reasonable size and although I don't use it a lot now, I recently cut some solid mild steel bar approx 75mm dia with it.
    The motor is only 1/4 HP but cuts without any problems....
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    After adding the previous photos I thought I...

    After adding the previous photos I thought I should have shown the block disengaged so here are a couple.
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    I have two lever blocks so just took some photos...

    I have two lever blocks so just took some photos of the smallest one (1.5T). It is quite a few years old but still works ok. To release the chain the whole ratchet mechanism is disengaged from the...
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    Maybe this is the large snips.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=351437&d=1435756387
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    I bought a Token Tools Ac/Dc digital welder...

    I bought a Token Tools Ac/Dc digital welder earlier this year and happy with its performance. Haven't used it as much as I hoped yet but happy with Tig welding aluminium and stick welding steel with...
  7. This is a copy of a post I made on 7/4/15 on...

    This is a copy of a post I made on 7/4/15 on another thread in the Welding forum. It seems nothing has changed since then. I was in Townsville last week and called into Total Tools there. They now...
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    Diluted labour

    Started a fitting & turning apprenticeship at Evans Deakin in Montague Road, South Brisbane in 1960. Came from a small country town with a couple of small engineering shops and a blacksmith place and...
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    Sticky: Token Tools Recommendation

    I know Token Tools has been mentioned in previous posts but I would like to add to these comments.

    Recently I decided to buy a new Inverter AC/DC Tig welder because of a problem with the one I...
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    Plasma cutting galvanised steel

    I have recently plasma cut some dip galvanised channel for a small job shown earlier, so I will attach that photo. I did not prepare the steel in any way just marked the cut line with paint marker....
  11. Thread: Weldsmart

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    Weldsmart experience update

    Received a reply earlier this week from Weldsmart Support with the cost of a new replacement HF board is $175 delivered. As I have now bought another welder which I am happy with (new Thread soon) I...
  12. Thread: Weldsmart

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    Welder warranty

    I agree with you and I had this thought after the fault occurred. I have been trying to find the paperwork and receipts ever since but so far not found. I recall that I didn't buy it directly from...
  13. Thread: Weldsmart

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    Weldsmart experience

    I don't have a Weldsmart Mig, but do own a Weldsmart 200A ac/dc Tig machine. Until recently this went very well using it in the Tig ac and dc modes and also stick welding. A few days ago I lost the...
  14. Now own "E" Argon cylinder

    Recently advised by Grahame Collins that Total Tools in Mackay, NQ now have Argon & Argon/mix available in D and E size cylinders. Ordered two "E" argons (one for friend) but only one left from first...
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    Correction to previous post information

    Realized later that Power pole is actually 12.5 metres long, not 7.5 as I think I previously stated.
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    Not today but recently

    Earlier this year I obtained a Power pole 7.5 metres long for an eventual replacement of a deteriorated pole on our block. It was unloaded onto a flat area near our front driveway as the truck could...
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    Bunnings oxyacetylene non supply in North Queensland

    Last week I enquired to Bunnings about possible supply of oxygen & acetylene swap & go cylinders in my region. I received an email from the Airlie Beach (really Cannonvale) Bunnings which is the...
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    Skillmeister DIY Inverter Plasma Cutter on Special

    Just received an email from Deals Direct re various specials and capped shipping rate.
    These Cut-40 plasma cutters are listed at $299 plus capped $5.00 shipping to most areas. I checked my postal...
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    Same Brand, different model

    Earlier this year I bought a Unimig Razorweld 165 Mig welder which is a bit more expensive than the one enquired about but with three years warranty. I have used it on steel with gas mix and on...
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    Plasma cutters have their uses

    A few years ago I bought a CT520 3 in 1 machine which was OK with plasma cutting, scratch steel tig, and stick welding. Last year I hadn't used it for a while on plasma so went to cut some steel and...
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    Never long enough

    As previous poster KB mentioned at times you sometimes find a longer cable than you have is required. I managed to get some cheaper 300+ Amp cable last year off eBay so I made up some extra leads....
  22. Follow Up on Welding Gases

    I have also been trying to find out from the Total Tools head office when their franchises in Mackay and Townsville in NQ would be stocking welding gases (Argon & argon mix) for sale and swap and go....
  23. Power10 Gases Update, Negative.

    I thought I would be able to announce by now I had received an "E" size cylinder of Argon but this apparently is not going to happen.

    Soon after I received cost information from Power10 Gases I...
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    Sticky: Another One

    I had earlier considered setting up my SIP Coppermate 170 mig machine to do some gas shielded welding with it but because it is about 30 years old and only been used with gasless wire I decided to...
  25. My Power10 gases update

    Hi All,
    Following my previous post I managed to talk to the Power10 manager before closing hours Friday (yesterday). After some information I received I placed an order for an "E" argon cylinder...
  26. re Power10 gases

    Thank you for your reply.
    I definitely phoned during their limited opening hours even taking into account Qld time (no daylight saving).
    My nearest agent would be about 1200 Kms from my place so...
  27. Power 10 Gases

    Wondering if any forum members are customers of Power10 gases. I need to replace my argon cylinder soon and have been making enquiries following on from the information in this thread. I decided I...
  28. Re Removing eBay listings after bids on item

    Over recent years I have had a few items removed on which I placed bids.
    Ebay usually puts up a message to the effect: "seller removed the item because it was no longer available", possibly not...
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    Sticky: Why seven?

    Mainly because I have the space to keep them all where I live on a rural residental 8 hectare block, plus I am a bit of a hoarder.
    Brief story of acquisitions follows: Started F&T apprenticeship in...
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    Thanks for the replies and suggestions. Re...

    Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

    Re utube or other videos. My internet service is a satellite broadband? and I find I am able to watch small videos early mornings but after 0800 to 0930 or...
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    Aluminium TIG info requested

    A few weeks following my first post on this thread I have managed to get around to starting some TIG welding practice.
    Started a few days ago with some mild steel plate and sheet with simple runs...
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    My old Dawn Vices

    Had a look this morning and took some photos of a 4" vice and a 4.5" vice which may help. The Both are standard but the 4.5" one may have the same jaws as the damaged one. Have not had time to remove...
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    More Jetwelder photos

    Had a bit of time recently so took the cover off the Lincoln Jetwelder featured in some earlier posts. Not a lot of welder inside the space but works ok. Removed the power supply cable but took the...
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    Thank you Marc and Karl for your comments. When I...

    Thank you Marc and Karl for your comments. When I posted the original photo I expected a response but it took a while.

    The instrument workshop was at a power station in Qld and the adaption...
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    Marc, Maybe my information was not clear enough....

    Marc, Maybe my information was not clear enough. The lead from the welder is a thick orange cable connected to the male plug sitting on top of the welder. This plugs into the female plug next to it...
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    Sticky: My Welders, if interested

    When taking a photo of my stick Jetwelder for another forum post I decided to get all of them out for some photos. Most are a bit ancient like me but I use them all from time to time. I was surprised...
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    Are these connections ok.

    Thinking about leads and plugs on an old Jetwelder I have. I acquired it from an Instrument section workshop that was closing about 18 years ago. It had been converted to single phase use when I...
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    Thanks for your reply Gavin. Just goes to show...

    Thanks for your reply Gavin. Just goes to show how much I know about TIG. Looked at the BOC gases site again and I had missed the little colour tags showing what gas for what type of welding.

    In...
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    WHICH GAS FOR TIG LEARNER

    As I have had a Weldsmart TIG 200P Ac/Dc inverter welder sitting around for about a year I decided to start using it. I had intended to try out TIG with it but due to circumstances unable to until...
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    Bessey WSM-9 7-Inch Welders Angle Clamps

    After reading the information in this thread I decided to look around for some of these for some projects. The best I could find in Australia were about $213 each delivered and up to $400 each! I...
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    Thanks for your replies. I am going to keep this...

    Thanks for your replies. I am going to keep this machine and will take care with the cut setting size when I use it on all types of wood, but especially hardwoods.
    I have noted advice in other...
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    Have I bought the wrong model Thicknesser

    I am not a woodwork person, mainly interested in and use metal tools and machinery. However now doing a bit of renovation and maintenance around my house. I decided I needed a portable thicknesser as...
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