Thread: Massive mig welder hell to move
My Mig welder just arrived,its damn massive and the parcel blokey struggled to bring it out the van.
I'm double struggling to lift it outta the bladdy box ooh me back! ow.
Didn't think they were this big and heavy.
Post a pic later ifI manage to get it out,thank goodness its on wheels.
Just a note George... when welding up stuff you want to be straight/square afterwards you need to keep the weld time short to avoid distortion through thermal stress. Lots of practice needed before attempting the 'big one'!
For future reference, if it's heavy, open the bottom of the box then lift the box off.
When you said "Bladdy hell" I thought you might be having prostrate trouble :naughty:
You still have tip the box on its side first though,Robin.
Putting it onits side wasn't easy neither,because the hallway is narrow.
What mm wall thickness? and was you using gasless or gas?
26-07-2010 #9My Mig welder just arrived,its damn massive and the parcel blokey struggled to bring it out the van.
Yes I have some of them too... helps but doesnt stop box section warping if you pump too much heat into it... as I discovered...
Those mag jigs are only really for tacking, like Irving said you have to control it with reduced weld time, and moving around the workpiece, like torquing a cylinder Head.
Have you done any welding before?
Size?erm let me see now...its 13x17x24 inches and weighs a ton :-)
Yeah I know the mags are specifically a temp fo tack weld until you have a secure piece and then you take it away to continue the job.
Thing is they save a lot of bother making a jig and are a god send for getting a start weld on an upright box section.
Done a little bit of arc welding in the past,that didn't rock me boat. :-(
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