Post by wormbobskey on Jun 19, 2011 14:08:16 GMT -5
Does anyone know of an easier way to make nail swivels? I use the cut off ends of nails that I have bent into J-hooks welded to two 5/16ths nuts. I was just wondering if someone maybe came up with a jig to make welding them togather easier. Worm
Post by wormbobskey on Jun 21, 2011 15:45:42 GMT -5
I have a little lincoln electric 110 welder that does pretty good without the gas, but gas is definitely the way to go. I make all my swivels with just the 30 penny nails and 5/16ths nuts and weld all my homemade J-hooks closed. Haven't lost a coyote yet.
I run a small tank can't remember what size. It's about 3ft tall.It lasted me about a year with no more welding than I do.I mod all my own traps and build as much of my trapping gear as I can. Monty #2 hybrid I rescued from the junk pile.
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2011 16:51:07 GMT -5 by yoteguts
Post by walkercoonhunter on Jun 22, 2011 18:07:48 GMT -5
nightstalker when i welded professionally at a company i used to work for i always welded at 20...but they had the giant tanks so i couldnt ever get a idea on how much gas used per spool of wire...but then again the spools of wire was just a "tad" bigger than my 10lb roll on my little welder....lol
chicago electric gasless flux core 110ac welder with 2lb spool keeps me good company for $160 ish new got mine previously owned never used for $100. sure i get some splatter and a slight flux skin but it's still better than paying willie welder $100 just to turn on his rig or spend the $$$$$$$$$$$$ to get the bigger gas hog that i couldn't shoe horn into my fur shed if i wanted to. but my little toy welder still gets the job done making nut-top stakes double jaw 1 1/2's welded shut j-rivets and such
i have had and still use a fluxcore only welder...but for what im doing im sick of the slag and all the extra work it takes to get the slag off,and sick of the extra 5-7 buck a can splatter spray....so i will just use my new gas welder for these jobs and make up the money im spending on gas,in time saved deslagging everything and buying splatter spray....and spending 3 times the money for the flux core wire....
dont know what you get your fluxcore for but here i pay 90.00 for a 10 lb spool of good wire(not harbor freight junk)..and i can buy a 10 lb spool of solid wire for 20 bucks....
nice work Nightstalker ! as a rule of thumb for every regulator you see will be differnt in one way or anathor , Ive found that they all will lie to you on poundge to many variabales , I run my gas on about 13-15 and some times on up I think there is something to do with baromic pressure or some dang thing but its not always the same im no weatherman just a welder lol
Post by walkercoonhunter on Jul 4, 2011 16:48:21 GMT -5
nightstalker i agree 100% about the nicer welds with the gas welders....also alot cheaper if your considering the time saved from deburring and de slagging the final product...
the initial cost is a shock till you get a tank and welder and roll of wire but where i get my wire the solid wire is litterly 1/3 the price of fluxcore wire...so we will see whats cheaper when i run out a tank of gas....
Set your gas at 15 - 20 pounds ...that should do fine
CFM'S NOT POUNDS , 10 - 15CFM at the top of the ball or on the needle less is better ,to much will cause you poristy like none at all and most people use more gas from turning it on than welding make sure to turn it off when not in use and have good tight hose connections ,a small pin hole ,loose fitting will drain a bottle in a few hours (size)
it's cheaper to run straght CO2 and can save money ,the C-25 is more exspenive ,the welds will not have the pretty colors from the argon(which cools the puddle),its will look more gray but will have more penitration (burns hotter) and is alot cheaper ,CFM will be the same