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That's what I use for practice sometimes but it doesn't really prepare me for the small diameter thin walled tubing (1/4" and below) I have to weld sometimes. Welding around tight radius just plane ducks for me. The coffee doesn't help either.
That stuffs great
Most that stuff I do with a pushbutton welder, but sometimes you've gotta do it by hand.
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That's what I use for practice sometimes but it doesn't really prepare me for the small diameter thin walled tubing (1/4" and below) I have to weld sometimes. Welding around tight radius just plane ducks for me. The coffee doesn't help either.
now thats talent!! right on man! post some pics.

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Things that have a lot of thermal mass seem to be much more forgiving if you happen to light up in the wrong place. It gives you time to compose yourself and get moving at the correct travel speed. This is a 3/4" fitting welded to an 1/8" plate. Fillet welds seem to be easy though most of the time.

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now thats talent!! right on man! post some pics.

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I'll get you some. It can be hit or miss sometimes but it's not too bad if you have a copper (cheating) chill plate underneath.
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I picked up a Miller Digital Elite at the tail end of last year from CyberWeld and caught the rebate. X-mode is great for working outdoors.
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Things that have a lot of thermal mass seem to be much more forgiving if you happen to light up in the wrong place. It gives you time to compose yourself and get moving at the correct travel speed. This is a 3/4" fitting welded to an 1/8" plate. Fillet welds seem to be easy though most of the time.


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Thanks man! They don't always look like that. That was probably done before I had my coffee at work. Lol! A nice compact water cooled torch setup does wonders for helping you stay comfortable. I have a nice CK Swivel with all of the smaller consumables, but have not put a cooler together yet. If I get another decent sized aluminum job I may just go ahead and order everything. Aluminum will get an air cooled torch pretty hot in no time. You should check your local cc and see if they offer welding classes. It's a great way to get a lot of seat time. They may even have an evening class that would coincide with your work schedule.

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If anyone is looking for a good welding hood I'm upgrading so my miller digital elite is for sale. Pm me if interested
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