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#1 Dave

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:21 AM

I bought some EZ weld tig wire to try on a couple of parts. I couldnt be happier with the results! Basic tig welding to fix cast iron. No pre heat, No post heat!!! These were all parts that were going to be scrapped if I couldnt fix them so what the hell!

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:29 AM

Drill press table that was going to be replaced

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#3 joboxxer

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:45 PM

Nice to know

#4 Kmilner65

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

Dave, what is the manufacturer or brand of the wire, also what diameters were you using

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:51 PM

Theres a link at the top



#6 Timcor123

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:57 AM

Getting ready to buy a Tig welder. Lots of options but basic argument is Lincoln or Miller at higher price and repairability OR one of the China machines, Everlast, Vulcan etc. more features, better warranty at less cost. Any opinions?

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 03:52 AM

I buy miller for anything welding! No experience with any Chinese machines....



#8 Sparky_NY

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:36 PM

This welder has temped me for quite a while now,  so far I have resisted the temptation.    It gets fantastic reviews and has a good warranty.

 

https://www.amazon.c...Y/dp/B076BSD6PG



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:38 PM

I am restoring an old Wilton bullet vise. I used this tig wire as well. It works surprisingly well.
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 05:06 AM

I figured I would post a follow up. I started restoring this really beat up vise for my home shop. It had the rear jaw stick welded to the body of the vise (poorly welded) I used the ez tig wire and was able to build back up all the missing metal from the prior “repair” got the first coat of paint on it tonight. One more tomorrow and some good clear to top it off. The new jaws arrived this week to finish it off. The welded areas were fairly tough to clean up. Grinding was fine but filing and machining were tougher than expected.
This was purchased as a little busy work for slow days at my day job. Slow days and eBay are a bad combination. Lol should make a nice addition to the shop.

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